Tech giant Microsoft said on Thursday that Russian government hackers were involved Extensive attack targeting government network and US private sector They were able to penetrate Microsoft’s systems with previously known depths, allowing them access to potentially valuable code and information.
The company previously admitted that it had inadvertently downloaded a patch file used by Russian spies. However, Microsoft did not specify what type of information was accessed.
The software is manufactured by SolarWinds Corporation
The company said that the hacker had broken the account of an employee who had seen the code and some information according to the company’s statement. Two weeks ago, Microsoft revealed this It detected malware in its system, In the context of correcting a program from SolarWinds that the Russians manipulated to reach targets. US government officials have said that simply downloading software updates is not a hack, but there is no doubt that accessing the code is dangerous.
The latest in these statements is Microsoft, one of the world’s largest cloud and software companies, on a list of victims of one of the most popular cyber espionage operations in recent years.
With the Fortune 500 company, it is no longer included in five major US government agencies: Treasury, Commerce, Homeland Security, the National Institutes of Health and Government Systems, as well as FireEye, a major cyber security company on the list. Victims of Russian attacks.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has publicly accused Russia of hacking and President Donald Trump, who has consistently acknowledged Moscow’s denial of malicious cyber activity directed against the United States, sought to blame Russia Is, indicating that China may be the culprit.
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