Microsoft highlighted on Sunday that the service outages that took place in early June were the result of cyberattacks.
However, the tech giant stated that there was no evidence of any customer data being accessed or compromised.
“Beginning in early June 2023, Microsoft identified surges in traffic against some services that temporarily impacted availability,“ the company said in a blog post.
Following the recent outages, Microsoft opened an investigation and began tracking the Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) activity by the party it refers to as Storm-1359 after it identified the threat.
Microsoft’s 365 software suite, including Teams and Outlook, were reportedly down for over two hours for more than thousands of users on June 5. That marked the fourth such outage for Microsoft in a year.
On a separate note, media outlets recently reported that the Federal Trade Commission plans to file for an injunction to block Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
Through the injunction, the FTC plans to prevent the transaction from going through before the deadline of the agreement on July 18.