We are not surprised, Microsoft writes in a statement released friday afternoon. Quite frankly, neither am I…
Microsoft Security Response Center
When trying to log on to my online banking service this morning, I was met by a message that said that the service was down due to technical problems. It may, or may not, be related, but somehow I got a feeling it perhaps was more to this story than met my sleepy eyes.
And I really hate to tell you; I might be right.
On the Microsoft security pages, I found the following statement, issued on Friday afternoon:
The IT giant goes on explaining:
During our investigation, we found a small number of computers, including some in our Mac business unit, that were infected by malicious software using techniques similar to those documented by other organizations.
Microsoft also says that the company has “no evidence of customer data being affected and our investigation is ongoing.”
Personally, I don’t find these standard press release statements very reassuring
In fact, I find the following line more interesting:
This type of cyberattack is no surprise to Microsoft and other companies that must grapple with determined and persistent adversaries.
Compared to the banking industry‘s attempts to convince me that online banking is totally safe, it seems rather clear that they are not telling me everything…
Here’s the prior analysis of emerging threat trends by Microsoft.
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