Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”) announced that the hacking group behind the SolarWinds compromise was able to break into Microsoft and accessed some of its source code. It is not clear yet how much or what parts of Microsoft’s source code the hackers were able to access.

As known, the SolarWinds hack is one of the most ambitious cyber operations ever disclosed, compromising at least half-a-dozen federal agencies and potentially thousands of companies and other institutions. The U.S. and private-sector investigators have spent a lot of time to combine through logs and try to understand whether their data has been stolen or modified.

Modifying source code, which Microsoft said the hackers did not do, could have potentially destructive consequences given the ubiquity of Microsoft products, including the Office productivity suite and the Windows operating system. But experts said that even just being able to review the code could offer hackers insight that might help them subvert Microsoft products or services. 

On the other hand, Microsoft also stated that it had found no evidence of access to production services or customer data by hackers. 

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