SolarWinds hackers accessed Microsoft’s source code

Microsoft has just completed its internal investigation, carried out following the attack it suffered from SolarWinds hackers. The publisher confirms that the latter did not access either production systems or customer data. And he found no clue that his systems could have served as a springboard to attack other organizations. The bad news is that the hackers were able to access a ” Small party “ source codes from Azure (cloud offering), Intune (mobile device manager) and Exchange (email).

The hackers were apparently looking for secret codes and identifiers. But there was none. “Our development policy prohibits the integration of secret codes and we have automated tools that allow this to be verified”Microsoft points out in a blog post.

For its part, the US government has indicated that the SolarWinds attack has claimed more than a hundred victims in the private sector alone. In addition, intrusions into nine federal agencies have been confirmed. The attack was so sophisticated that it must have required “Months of preparation”, said Anne Neuberger, cybersecurity adviser at the White House, during a press conference. For its part, Microsoft estimated that this campaign must have mobilized more than a thousand developers.

Sources : Microsoft, White House (via Zdnet)

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