Microsoft added to hacker hit list, probe continuing
AFPSAN FRANCISCO -- Microsoft joined Facebook and Apple on Friday on the list of U.S. technology titans targeted in recent cyberattacks.
February 24, 2013, 12:03 am TWN
“As reported by Facebook and Apple, Microsoft can confirm that we also recently experienced a similar security intrusion,” Trustworthy Computing team general manager Matt Thomlinson said in a blog post.
“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.”
There was no evidence customer data was stolen but an investigation into the attack was continuing, according to Thomlinson.
“This type of cyberattack is no surprise to Microsoft and other companies that must grapple with determined and persistent adversaries,” he said.
Apple said Tuesday that hackers invaded its system in an attack similar to one recently carried out against Facebook, but that it repelled the intruders before its data was plundered.