Tech expert allays fears of security breach

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Microsoft Teams logo is seen through broken glass in this illustration taken, January 25, 2023. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo

Technology expert, Arthur Goldstruck, has allayed any fears of security breaches following Microsoft’s outage yesterday.

The outage occurred in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East – resulting to a slow down in productivity across the regions.

South Africa is said to be among the countries that were worse hit by the outage, which left users without access to cloud services like Microsoft 365, Teams, and Azure.
Following much panic, Microsoft issued a statement on X and apologised for the issue.

“We are aware there’s a problem affecting users in the EMEA region who can’t access Microsoft 365, Teams, and Azure services. We sincerely apologies for any inconvenience this may cause and are working flat out to get things back online as soon as possible.”

Goldstruck says the outage was a result of cables breaking and that nobody could access the software.
The tech expert has highlighted the downfalls of the world’s over reliance on Microsoft.
He says there are other alternatives to use.


Some social media users have, meanwhile, used the outage as an opportunity to suggest that maybe they should knock off work early.

Written by: Nokwazi Qumbisa

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