Microsoft confirms it was breached by hacker group


Microsoft has confirmed it was breached by the hacker group Lapsus$, adding to the cyber gang’s growing list of victims.

In a blog post late Tuesday, Microsoft said Lapsus$ had compromised one of its accounts, resulting in “limited access” to company systems but not the data of any Microsoft customers.”

Our cybersecurity response teams quickly engaged to remediate the compromised account and prevent further activity,” Microsoft said in the post.

The disclosure comes after Lapsus$ claimed credit for compromising Okta, the widely used digital identity management firm. On Tuesday evening, following an investigation into those claims, Okta acknowledged that hundreds of its customers may have been affected by a breach in January linked to one of Okta’s outside contractors.

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Source: CNN News

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