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Microsoft joins list of companies recently hacked

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 04:01 p.m. HST, Feb 22, 2013

REDMOND, Wash. >> Microsoft has joined the list of prominent technology companies confirming they have been hit by a recent computer hacking attack.

In a blog posting today, Microsoft said it had found no evidence that any customer data had been heisted.

Microsoft Corp. gave few other details about the break-in, except to say that was it similar to a hacking attack that online social networking leader Facebook Inc. disclosed last week. Facebook had said its investigation had discovered other companies had been hacked, but didn't identify the other victims.

Like Facebook, Microsoft says it is still investigating how malicious software was planted on what it said were a small number of its computers.

Online messaging service Twitter also recently disclosed that hackers may have stolen information about 250,000 of its users.

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nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
The United States needs to change its laws to keep up with this ever changing world of technology. Because of the frequency of attacks the penalties should be stiffened. As it is, hackers have been rewarded with lenient sentences and one notorious hacker was hired by Apple Inc. This is a serious miscarriage of justice when a hacker is rewarded with a lucrative job. Further, China's military has been linked to many attacks on our commerce. Our government is shackled because China holds many of our bonds which makes us vulnerable to their whims should our country take action against them. As it is, The US is far behind in its effort against cyber crimes against its businesses and its citizens.
on February 22,2013 | 05:41PM
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