WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Microsoft was hacked as a part of the suspected Russian marketing campaign that has hit a number of U.S. authorities companies by benefiting from the widespread use of software program from SolarWinds Corp, in line with folks accustomed to the matter.
As with networking administration software program by SolarWinds, Microsoft’s personal merchandise have been then used to additional the assaults on others, the folks mentioned.
It was not instantly clear what number of Microsoft customers have been affected by the contaminated merchandise. The Division of Homeland Safety, which mentioned earlier Thursday that the hackers used a number of strategies of entry, is continuous to analyze.
Microsoft didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark.
Reporting by Joseph Menn; Enhancing by Chris Sanders and Lisa Shumaker