Microsoft was reportedly swept up in SolarWinds hack

 Microsoft was reportedly swept up in SolarWinds hack

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Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, speaks with Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG, (not pictured) at a “fireside chat” to the media about a joint project between the two companies called the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud on February 27, 2019 in Berlin, Germany.
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Microsoft shares slipped in extended trading Thursday after Reuters reported that the company was hacked in connection with the attack on SolarWinds‘ widely used management software.

Like with the cyberattack of SolarWinds, hackers infiltrated Microsoft products and then went after others, Reuters said, citing people familiar with the matter. According to the story, it’s not immediately clear how many Microsoft users were affected.

Microsoft’s stock fell about 0.7% after the report.

The company has taken steps to help secure its customers in the days since SolarWinds confirmed the attack, which was first reported by Reuters on Sunday. Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Several U.S. government agencies have been breached in the attack, which impacted updates to SolarWinds’ Orion software. Microsoft counts U.S. government agencies, including the Department of Defense, as Office 365 customers. A page that has been removed from SolarWinds’ website identified Microsoft as a SolarWinds customer.

Read Reuters’ full report here.

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