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Bing! Microsoft in turn hacked by Lapsus$

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After Nvidia, Samsung and a few others, Microsoft was also hacked by Lapsus$. The group says it stole part of the source code from Bing and Cortana. Microsoft has confirmed the incident.

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The group of hackers, also referred to as DEV-0537, compromised an internal account giving it a ” limited access “ publisher’s resources. According to Microsoft’s security team, which has been monitoring its activity for weeks, Lapsus$ primarily uses social engineering (searching for information about members of an organization, for example) to gain ownership of internal accounts.

Microsoft assures that no data related to its users has been stolen and that the source code leak does not pose any particular threats – it is only Bing and Cortana after all… The publisher has put an end to the intrusion of Lapsus$ and will keep an eye on these hackers who are making a lot of noise at the moment. Lapsus$ hacks are sometimes accompanied by extortion attempts, but that doesn’t seem to have been the case for Microsoft.

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