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Microsoft's Tough Friday: Software giant battles hackers, malware, and a cloud outage

John P. Mello Jr. | Feb. 26, 2013
While workers at many companies were ending their work week Friday, Microsoft techs were scrambling to put out operational fires.

When Oracle released a new version of the software, version 7, things didn't improve. Security holes began popping up in that version, too, and continue to pop up to this day.

Although the recent attacks on high tech companies follow revelations of data pilfering forays into major U.S. media outlets allegedly by Chinese byte bandits, it has been reported by Bloomberg that the attacks on the technology companies may have been perpetrated by a gang of East European hackers.


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