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Microsoft confirms – fell victim to a hacking attack

Microsoft confirms – fell victim to a hacking attack


The Redmond giant has confirmed that its servers have been hacked. Lapsus$ group has stolen a large amount of data.

Information about the next success of the hacking group reached the network recently Lapsus $ . This time the victim company was Microsoft . Previously, $ Lapsus was stealing data belonging to, among other things, Nvidia .

Microsoft headquarters in Redmond Source:
Microsoft headquarters in RedmondSource:


Microsoft confirmed that the accident occurred and established a special research group . According to Microsoft employees , Lapsus$ operates on the basis of the Impact and Destruction model . In addition, hackers do not hide their tracks , which is unusual behavior among the hacker community.

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$Lapsus claims to have been able to access the source code of specific Microsoft services – it’s related to the search engine, among others Bing , Bing Maps, and Cortana voice assistant .

Microsoft confirmed in a press release on its blog that the accident occurred. According to the Redmond giant, hackers gained limited access to the company’s systems. Hackers gained access to the account of a customer support engineer who worked for another vendor .

Microsoft previously tracked the activities of the $Lapsus group, which was described as DEV-0537 .

The software producer said that one of the accounts was hacked very quickly . According to Microsoft , the source code stolen by the $Lapsus group does not constitute security to run Microsoft’s services and systems .

The researchers stress that the leak was not directly related to Microsoft employees . According to the report, Lapsus$ hackers use all known technologies to gain access. They often use various forms of bribery and even extortion.

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