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Microsoft says hackers viewed source code but didn't change it

Microsoft says hackers viewed source code but didn't change it
Microsoft said Thursday in a blog post that hackers tied to a massive intrusion of dozens of U.S. government agencies and private companies snuck further into its systems than previously thought, although the intrusion doesn't appear to have caused any additional harm.

Microsoft says hackers viewed source code but didn't change it Microsoft said Thursday in a blog post that hackers tied to a massive intrusion of dozens of U." Likewise, Microsoft said it doesn't rely on keeping program code secret as a security measure and instead assumes that adversaries have seen its code and uses other defensive measures to frustrate attacks.Microsoft said earlier this month that it identified more than 40 government agencies, think tanks, nongovernmental organizations and IT companies infiltrated by the hackers.government agencies and private companies snuck further into its systems than previously thought, although the intrusion doesn't appear to have caused any additional harm.

The company said the hackers were able to view some of the code underlying Microsoft software but weren't able to make any changes to it.The company said it found no evidence of hacker access to customer data and no indication that its systems were used to attack others.

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