Microsoft took down 18 Azure AD apps used by Chinese Gadolinium APT



Microsoft announced this week to have removed 18 Azure Active Directory applications from its Azure portal that were created by a China-linked cyber espionage group tracked as APT group Gadolinium (aka APT40, or Leviathan).

The 18 Azure AD apps were taken down by the IT giant in April, Microsoft also published a report that includes technical details about the Gadolinium’s operation.

“Microsoft took proactive steps to prevent attackers from using our cloud infrastructure to execute their attacks and suspended 18 Azure Active Directory applications that we determined to be part of their malicious command & control infrastructure.” states Microsoft’s report.

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