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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:12 PM

Microsoft joins Apple, Facebook, and Twitter; comes out as hack victim

http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/02/microsoft-joins-apple-facebook-and-twitter-comes-out-as-hack-victim/

Facebook, Twitter, Apple, and now Microsoft. Redmond has announced that it too has found compromised computers on its network.

A brief statement on its Security Response Center blog states that a small number of computers—with machines in the Mac Business Unit mentioned explicitly—were compromised using techniques "similar" to those documented by other victims, implying, but not outright stating, that the attack vector was a Java exploit placed on a popular iOS development site.

Microsoft says that no customer data was exposed, and it is continuing to investigate.

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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:16 PM

1. Oopsy! The Java hack again?

I would presume so.

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Fri Feb 22, 2013, 07:17 PM

2. our electric company was hacked here last week for 3 days it was down

I suspect that the hackers are putting in back doors that will allow them to one day flip a switch and cripple our infrastructure, banking, transportation...... and we'll be in the stone age

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