Microsoft confirms hacking of internal systems and source code theft

Microsoft confirms hacking of internal systems and source code theft by hackers

The Lapsus$ hacker group has attracted a lot of attention in recent weeks, breaking into the internal systems of NVIDIA, Samsung, Vodafone and others. Now Microsoft has joined the ranks of the victims of hackers who aim to compromise a “single account” and steal Sharing the source code of some of its products.

Image Source: Tawanda Razika / Pixabay

Image Source: Tawanda Razika / Pixabay

Microsoft said in a statement that the company has been monitoring Lapsus$ for several weeks, leading to more details about the methods used by hackers to compromise their victims’ systems. According to the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC), the main goal of hackers is to gain privileged access to victims’ internal IT systems in order to steal data for later blackmail.

Regarding the incident in which Microsoft’s internal systems were hacked, the company said that the code leak would not have any serious consequences. It is also noted that the Microsoft security service was able to stop the hackers in the middle of the operation. “Our investigation revealed that an account with restricted access was compromised. Our cyber incident response teams responded quickly to remediate the impact of the account breach and prevent further activity.”Microsoft said in a statement.

This isn’t the first time Microsoft has confirmed source code theft. Previously, hackers managed to do this during a large-scale campaign following the Solarwinds software attack. Lapsus$ hackers claim that they obtained about 45% of the source code for the Bing search engine and the Cortana voice assistant, and about 90% of the code for the Bing Maps service.



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