Microsoft hacked? That appears to be exactly what happened, but though Microsoft admitted to being hacked, the company also stated that, "it had found no evidence that any customer data had been heisted." According to a report from Friday (Feb. 22), the company released a statement that was short on specific details.
What Microsoft did reveal was that the break-in they suffered was "similar to a hacking attack that online social networking leader Facebook Inc. disclosed last week." This doesn't necessarily mean that the same people were responsible for both incidents, but that it was similar enough for the company to point it out in its statement.
The good news is that it appears no customer data was taken during the break-in, even though there were no specifics about what exactly the hacker(s) did access in the system. That wasn't the case with Twitter, as the company had disclosed that as many as 250,000 users may have had their information stolen.
This will likely become a bigger story as the internet learns about Microsoft getting hacked, but they are now on a long list of companies that have fallen victim in recent months. It would not be surprising now if news breaks that another company were also hit.
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