A group of hackers calling themselves LAPSUS$ has stolen the source code for Microsoft services like Bing and Cortana and leaked them through their Telegram channel.
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Last Sunday, LAPSUS$ posted a screenshot through this messaging app claiming to have accessed Microsoft repositories by hacking into an Azure DevOps server.
Azure DevOps is a set of tools and services for developers that enables them to collaborate on projects and foster workflows, whether with a free or paid account, with different subscription services.
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As published motherboardMicrosoft has confirmed that it has launched an investigation to determine how this theft of the source code of its search engine, Bing, and its intelligent assistant, Cortana, could have occurred.
Specifically, the publication leaked by LAPSUS$ through Telegram -which was deleted shortly after by the group with the promise that it would return “soon” with “more news”- included a 483 KB file with part of a line of code from Bing, Bing Maps and Cortana, as noted VentureBeat.
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This medium has shared a screenshot indicating that the file includes 90% of the Bing Maps data that the group of scammers claims to have stolen, as well as 45% of the data belonging to the search engine and the assistant.
In addition to these two services, as verified in the screenshot leaked by the group of hackers through Telegram, they would have accessed other code repositories, due to the fact that sections with the nomenclatures ‘mscomdev’, ‘microsoft ‘ and ‘msbox’.
This is not the first large-scale attack carried out by this group of cybercriminals, since a few weeks ago they stole electronic signature certificates from Nvidia developers to gain access to computer equipment and download malicious software.
In addition, days before the theft of internal information from the Korean technology company Samsung was attributed. Specifically, 190 GB of data, which they also shared through Telegram.
It should be noted that Microsoft is investigating this unauthorized access to its systems and will reveal its findings soon.
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