Microsoft was hacked, hackers exposed 37 GB of sensitive data

Microsoft was hacked by a gang of hackers. After stealing data from Nvidia and Samsung, a group of hackers managed to gain access to Microsoft’s servers. The attackers were left with 37GB of sensitive data, which included source code from Bing or Cortana. The company has started investigation.

Microsoft has fallen victim to a hack, report our colleagues from Bleeping Computer. By gaining access to Azure servers, the Lapsus$ hacker group claims to have gotten their hands on The source code of Bing, the voice assistant Cortana and other projects developed by the company’s teams.

Lapsus$ has already taken on several tech giants in recent weeks. In early March, a group of hackers managed to break into Nvidia’s servers to steal confidential documents. In exchange for their silence, the gang demanded the end of all limits that prevented mining cryptocurrencies with graphics cards. Soon after, the group stole 190GB of data from Samsung servers.

Hackers reportedly got help from Microsoft employee

During Microsoft Hack, Lapsus$ Captured 37 GB confidential data Owned by Microsoft. This time, the group did not demand a ransom from the company. This Monday, March 21, 2022, Lapsus$ published all the data stolen during the attack on the web.

Shared on the gang’s Telegram conversion, the torrent file contains information about it 250 Microsoft signed projects, According to hackers, the file contains 100% source code for Bing and Bing Maps (an alternative to Google Maps) and about 45% source code for Cortana. It also includes code for web infrastructure, Internet sites, and mobile applications.

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Experts interviewed by Bleeping Computer analyzed the leaked data to confirm its authenticity. Experts have also found Internal email exchange between Microsoft employees in file.

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According to researchers interviewed by the media, it is likely that Lapsus relied on the help of $ associate within the firm, When contacted by the media, Microsoft claims it is aware of Lapsus$’s claims. The US giant has claimed to have launched an investigation to clarify the matter.

Source: Bleeping Computer

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