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Microsoft is hacked by same people who hacked Facebook and Apple

Posted By Ashraf On February 23, 2013 @ 8:03 PM In General Tech | 3 Comments

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Is the Chinese [2] or Eastern Europeans [3]? Maybe someone else? We don’t really know. All we know is there has been a recent string of hacks against multi-million and multi-billion dollar corporations in the past few months. Microsoft is now the latest victim.

According to a blog post, Microsoft “found a small number of computers, including some in our Mac business unit, that were infected by malicious software”. While Microsoft says they “have no evidence of customer data being affected”, they pledge to continue the investigation.

The kicker? Apparently the hack took place “using techniques similar to those documented by other organizations”, i.e. Facebook and Apple. This means not only was Microsoft likely compromised by the same people that hacked Facebook [4] and Apple [5]but also during the same time and also through Java.

Nobody is safe. Time to build that doomsday shelter I have always been planning.

[via BBC [6], Microsoft [7]]


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[1] Image: http://dottech.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/microsoft_logo.jpg

[2] Chinese: http://dottech.org/98019/is-china-innocent-new-reports-claim-cyber-attacks-on-facebook-twitter-and-apple-came-from-eastern-europe/

[3] Eastern Europeans: http://dottech.org/97857/cyberattacks-on-the-us-have-been-traced-and-all-signs-point-to-the-chinese-military-and-a-single-building-in-china-report/

[4] Facebook: http://dottech.org/97336/facebook-was-hacked-last-month-and-is-only-admitting-it-now/

[5] Apple : http://dottech.org/97841/nobody-is-safe-apple-is-attacked-by-chinese-hackers-through-java-vulnerability/

[6] BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21556611

[7] Microsoft: http://blogs.technet.com/b/msrc/archive/2013/02/22/recent-cyberattacks.aspx

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