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Wednesday Mar 23 2022
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Web Desk

Microsoft confirms its data has been stolen

By
Web Desk
Smartphone is seen in front of Microsoft logo displayed in this illustration taken, July 26, 2021. —Reuters
Smartphone is seen in front of Microsoft logo displayed in this illustration taken, July 26, 2021. —Reuters
  • Microsoft confirms parts of source code for some of its products have been stolen.
  • Hacking group Lapsus$ claims it has hacked Microsoft.
  • Previously, Samsung and Nvidia confirmed being hacked by Lapsu$.


Microsoft confirmed that a group it calls DEV-0537 broke into an account and stole some parts of source code for some of its products, The Verge reported.

Notorious hacking group Lapsus$ took responsibility, claiming it has hacked Microsoft. The group posted a file that holds around 37 GB of data and asserted it contains partial source code for Bing and Cortana.

Microsoft said in a blogpost that their investigators are trying to track down the hacker group for weeks.

According to the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Centre (MSTIC), “the objective of DEV-0537 actors is to gain elevated access through stolen credentials that enable data theft and destructive attacks against a targeted organization, often resulting in extortion. Tactics and objectives indicate this is a cybercriminal actor motivated by theft and destruction.”

Microsoft affirms, however, that the leaked code does not result in any serious threats and that their team intervenes hackers mid-operation.

Lapsus$ has been a part of the news for a while now, claiming to have hacked Okta, Samsung, Ubisoft, and even Nvidia.

Both Samsung and Nvidia confirmed that their data had been stolen.