Hackers Attack Microsoft's Network
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The company's security staff discovered that passwords were being sent remotely to an e-mail account in Russia, where the hackers then posed as Microsoft employees working offsite from Microsoft's Redmond, Washington, headquarters, to gain access to sensitive areas within Microsoft's internal network, according to the report.
It is believed that no alterations were made to Microsoft's software codes and that the attack could possibly be one of the first "data hostage" cases, where hackers hold a corporation's intellectual property hostage, threatening to make code public unless their demands are met, the