Microsoft Hacked, Joins The Growing List of Companies
Well, it looks like no one is really immune from being hacked these days. This evening, Microsoft came out and stated that they too, were hacked.
As reported by Facebook and Apple, Microsoft can confirm that we also recently experienced a similar security intrusion.
Consistent with our security response practices, we chose not to make a statement during the initial information gathering process. 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. We have no evidence of customer data being affected and our investigation is ongoing.
One thing is for sure, you have to love how they added, “including some in our Mac business unit,” any jab they can throw at Apple, they will.
Just like the other companies, Microsoft says that no customer data was exposed and that it appears that the breach was caused by the zero-day Java exploit (though they don’t outright say it).
If you haven’t already, follow our guide on how to disable Java in your browser to help keep your computer secure.