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Microsoft reports hackings linked to report by Google researcher

Microsoft said hackers had launched "targeted attacks," a term generally used by security experts to refer to cyber attacks on corporate or government targets

Reuters  |  Boston 

  Microsoft Corp said hackers have attacked some computers by exploiting a bug in Windows first disclosed two months ago by a Google Inc researcher, who came under fire at the time for publicizing the flaw without going to the software company first.   Microsoft provided few details about the attacks. In an advisory on Tuesday, it said hackers had launched "targeted attacks," a term generally used by security experts to refer to cyber attacks on corporate or government targets, with espionage and sabotage as the motive.   Google security ...

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First Published: Wed, July 10 2013. 08:23 IST
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