New Year’s Eve 2021 … Microsoft is severely hacked by SolarWinds hackers


The technology giant Microsoft revealed late on New Year’s Eve 2021 Thursday that the hacking group behind the hacking of SolarWinds managed to penetrate the company and gain access to some of its internal “source code” software on New Year’s Eve.

The company said that its investigations revealed problems with a small number of internal accounts, and that one of the accounts was used on New Year’s Eve 2021 to display the source code in a number of internal software repositories.

Microsoft is hacked on New Year’s Eve 2021

Notably, this disclosure confirms the persistence of the hacks associated with the penetration of SolarWinds, which used Microsoft’s flagship network monitoring program based in Texas as a springboard to penetrate other technology-sensitive US government networks.

Microsoft also revealed that it had found malicious versions of the SolarWinds program used for the famous hack, on whose name the incident was known, in its network, in addition to discovering some new malicious code.

It is worth noting that the company’s source code is usually a set of basic instructions that occupy a large part of its internal operating system and one of its most sensitive and guarded secrets.

It should be noted that it is not clear how many or what internal software the hackers have accessed on New Year’s Eve, and a Microsoft spokesman refused to go into details about the matter.

Microsoft said that the hacked account did not have the ability to modify any code inside Microsoft’s main internal software, and that it did not find any evidence that the hackers had access to production information and services or customer data, adding: “The ongoing investigation did not find any Indications that our systems are being used to attack others. “

New York Post


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