Russian government hackers engaged in a sweeping series of breaches of government and private-sector networks have been able to penetrate deeper into Microsoft’s systems than previously known, gaining access to potentially valuable source code, the tech giant said Thursday.
Do you feel that your inbox is burdened with an increasing number of phisy-looking emails, now more than ever before? Well, that’s because it actually is.
Microsoft and a team of companies and law enforcement groups have disabled — at least temporarily — one of the world’s largest hacking operations, an effort run by Russian-speaking cybercriminals that officials feared could disrupt the presidential election in three weeks.
It was as if the Interstate System of highways had been built using volunteer road crews, working without a map. No one present at the 1969 creation of the network that later became the internet imagined that this niche Pentagon project — built as a research tool for a small group of academic computer scientists — would one day become the backbone of the global economy.
Microsoft has developed a tool to spot deepfakes – computer-manipulated images in which one person’s likeness has been used to replace that of another.
The tech giant, once an example of how not to operate in the nation’s capital, now has a successful influence operation there.
When Microsoft began talking this summer with the popular video app TikTok and its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, no one had any intentions of pursuing a blockbuster deal.
A US court authorised Microsoft to take control of key domain names that were being used by cybercriminals preventing them for being used to execute cyberattacks Tuesday. These cybercriminals were taking advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic in an attempt to defraud customers in 62 countries around the world.
It wasn’t sent to us, at least not directly, but we decided to pretend it had been. “As we often ask our children to do their best,” the principal at a state primary school in Melbourne’s west had written in the second week of April, “we now ask that of our parents. But please do not let it become too overbearing or too difficult to the stage where it causes upset in the household – this does not assist anyone – child or parent.”
The world’s biggest site for software developers is abandoning decades-old coding terms to remove references to slavery, such as master and slave.