LowneWulf writes: "I found this to be an interesting perspective of the previously-mentioned M$ hack, from this article from MSNBC. State of the art security? Companies held for ransom from stolen code? Notorious multi-million dollar thieves out of Russia? Anyone heard about these? How about how someone who had the ability to create accounts on the network, if the incident only did last a week as the article implied, could only perhaps have a 'brief glimpse of the source code.' I don't know about you, but even on a 2400 baud modem, I think I could probably download more than a glimpse." Among other things, this story hints that MS may have been compromised through an employee's home computer, and quotes Howard Schmidt, Microsoft's corporate security officer, as having ruled out a connection between the recent breaches from ones in September.
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