Microsoft to Offer Pricier Tiers of Audit Logging for Free Following Chinese Spy Campaign
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Following last week’s disclosure of a significant security breach linked to Chinese hackers that was undetectable to some customers, Microsoft announced that starting in September, it will make 31 critically important security audit logs available free to licensees of the company’s lower-cost cloud services, including the type of email log that was used to identify the China-linked attack.
Microsoft’s tiered payment system attracted criticism after the alleged Chinese cyber-espionage campaign, which the company said infiltrated its cloud-based email system and compromised inboxes at about two dozen organizations globally.
In the recent China-linked breach, key logging information required to detect the attack was only available to purchasers of Microsoft’s top-tier Microsoft 365 cloud service, known as E5, official…