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Microsoft computers hacked

Posted on Feb 23, 02:28PM | IBNS

Seattle, Feb 23 : IT major Microsoft Corp. has said a small number of its computers were recently 'infected by malicious software'.

The company, however, said it found no evidence that its customer data were affected.

"As reported by Facebook and Apple, Microsoft can confirm that we also recently experienced a similar security intrusion," said Matt Thomlinson, General Manager of Trustworthy Computing Security at Microsoft, in the company's blog post on Friday.

"Consistent with our security response practices, we chose not to make a statement during the initial information gathering process. During our investigation, we found a small number of computers, including some in our Mac business unit, that were infected by malicious software using techniques similar to those documented by other organizations," he said.

"We have no evidence of customer data being affected and our investigation is ongoing," Thomlinson said.

He said: "This type of cyberattack is no surprise to Microsoft and other companies that must grapple with determined and persistent adversaries."

Popular social networking site Facebook last week said its computer systems were 'targeted in a sophisticated attack' in January.