Microsoft recently stated that hackers used a vulnerability in its web browser for network attacks.
Washington (WiredPRNews.com) – Microsoft recently stated that hackers took advantage of a web browser vulnerability in carrying out attacks against Google. As reported by AFP, the attacks have led to Google threatening to withdraw from China, after attempts to hack into several human rights activists’ email accounts.
Mike Reavey, the director of Microsoft’s Security Response Center, is quoted in the report as stating of the issue in a blog post, “Internet Explorer was one of the vectors used in targeted and sophisticated attacks targeted against Google and other corporate networks… Microsoft continues to work with Google, other industry partners and authorities to actively investigate this issue.”
As noted by AFP, Google recently announced plans to discontinue censorship of it search engine in China.
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