Microsoft Confirms System Hack by the Infamous Lapsus$: Bloomberg

Microsoft Confirms System Hack by the Infamous Lapsus$: Bloomberg
A Microsoft logo sits illuminated at the SK telecom booth during the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, on Feb. 28, 2022. (David Ramos/Getty Images)

Microsoft Corp. confirmed “limited access” by the hacker group Lapsus$ to its systems and shared its findings regarding the group, Bloomberg reports.

Lapsus$ recently claimed of having stolen the source code for the Bing search engine and Cortana voice assistant.

Microsoft found that Lapsus$ had compromised a single account, granting limited access.

Microsoft’s cybersecurity response teams quickly engaged to remediate and prevent further activity.

Lapsus$ had been expanding the geographic range of its targets and going after government organizations, tech, telecom, health-care, and crypto accounts.

Lapsus$ announced their attacks on social media or promoted their intent to buy credentials from employees of target organizations.

Lapsus$ had previously breached the cybersecurity defenses of NVIDIA Corp. and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd..

Lapsus$ also claimed to access the system privileges of Okta Inc., which was responsible for user authentication services for thousands of corporate clients.

By Anusuya Lahiri
© 2021 The Epoch Times. The Epoch Times does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.