KEY POINTS
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise said on Wednesday that its cloud-based email system was compromised by the state-sponsored actor known as Midnight Blizzard or Cozy Bear.
  • The group behind the hack is the same Russian intelligence group responsible for the SolarWinds hack in 2020, as well as accessing Microsoft executives' emails, a breach Microsoft announced last week.
  • HPE said the group "accessed and exfiltrated data beginning in May 2023 from a small percentage of HPE mailboxes belonging to individuals in our cybersecurity, go-to-market, business segments, and other functions."

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Antonio Neri, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, speaks during the HPE Discover CIO Summit in Las Vegas on June 19, 2018.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise said Wednesday that its cloud-based email system was compromised by the Russian state-sponsored hacking group known as Midnight Blizzard or Cozy Bear.

The enterprise tech giant revealed the hack in a regulatory filing, saying it was notified in December 2023 that "the threat actor accessed and exfiltrated data beginning in May 2023 from a small percentage of HPE mailboxes belonging to individuals in our cybersecurity, go-to-market, business segments, and other functions."

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