In 2013, computers from various technology companies, such as social network giant Facebook, microblogging site Twitter, and the tech giant Apple, were hacked by hackers because of a security breach in Java. At the time, that same gap also affected the tech giant Microsoft PCs, about which Microsoft never said anything to anyone.
Microsoft Was Hacked In 2013 And Didn’t Tell Anyone
In 2013, computers from various technology companies, such as social network giant Facebook, microblogging site Twitter, and the tech giant Apple, were hacked by hackers because of a security breach in Java. At the time, that same gap also affected the tech giant Microsoft PCs, but the company never revealed the fact publicly.
In this case, the hole is deeper: the hacked machines had a database that accompanied critical bugs that had not yet been fixed in various software, including Windows. Hackers had access to vulnerabilities that could be exploited in future attacks, including the government espionage agencies.
This information was revealed by the Reuters news agency, which spoke separately with five former employees of the company and they claim that bugs stolen by the hackers were fixed months after the attack.
To be fair, the tech giant Microsoft even commented on the invasion at the time, stating that few computers in its network were affected and that there was no evidence that consumer data was compromised. However, at no time did the company talk about the database attack.
Two of five Reuters sources report that the bugs collected were not used against other companies. On the other hand, the other three believe that the investigation by the tech giant Microsoft at the time was flawed and inconclusive.
After the attack, the news agency learned that the tech giant Microsoft invested in internal security and protected other databases. Before many were part of the corporate network and anyone who invaded a machine within the company would be able to access it – that’s what happened here.
Still, it’s not good news that the tech giant Microsoft has concealed an attack of this size. It is important for technology companies to be transparent about security breaches. As all the users deserve to know and other companies can take steps to protect themselves better.
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