Microsoft Corporation has announced that they were hacked in the same way that Facebook and Apple was hit. The company found that in a small number of their computers, including some of them that were in the Mac business unit, was infected by malicious software using techniques similar to what was documented with other organizations. The attack originated from somewhere in China.
“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,” stated Matt Thomlinson, General Manager of Trustworthy Computing Security at Microsoft.