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Friday, October 27, 2000

Microsoft Cracked

According to this MSNBC report, some crackers from Russia broke into Microsoft's network and got away with the source code to Office and Windows. As a matter of fact, they had access to the code for some three months. The great irony of the situation is that it seems that access was first gained by, you guessed it, someone running an email attachment! Maybe they'll consider taking the security of their products a little more seriously now. Thanks sCary.

UPDATE! I've seen a couple of news stories implying that the WINE (Windows emulator for Linux) team could benefit from this stolen source code. Hey folks, let's not drag the WINE team into this, as if they were somehow behind the theft or would even need to profit from it. They've been doing quite well on their own, I'm sure they have no interest in stolen material.

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