Microsoft Victimized by Cyber Attack

Author: Dan Reyes
Published: February 23, 2013 at 7:18 am
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Software giant Microsoft has become the latest victim of a shameless and malicious computer hacking, according to a CNN report.

The report claim that Microsoft general manager Matt Thomlinson has admitted to such an attack to the software company by saying, "As reported by Facebook and Apple, Microsoft can confirm that we also recently experienced a similar security intrusion."

Thomlinson went on further to say "During our investigation, we found a small number of computers, including some in our Mac business unit, that were infected by malicious software using techniques similar to those documented by other organizations."

Microsoft gave few other details about the hacking incident, but the company said it had "found no evidence that any customer data has been stolen in the cyber attack."

In addition, Thomlinson said Microsoft was being targeted by "determined and persistent adversaries," though he didn't specify who those were, but there's also an NBC news report linking the recent attacks on the Internet on the U.S. government and American private companies to hackers working for the military based in China.

Meanwhile, a Business Insider report has shared an article on how the people can protect themselves against the "alleged" Chinese hackers. You may also want to read that site's report here.

 
 

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