Microsoft: We Got Hacked Too

But software mega-company makes it sound minor

By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 22, 2013 7:05 PM CST

(Newser) – All but inevitable? Microsoft has joined the ranks of US companies that admit to having been hacked, Reuters reports. On the heels of Twitter, Apple, Facebook, the New York Times, and others, Microsoft today announced that a few of its computers were infected with malware after connecting to a software developer website. The world's biggest software company made it sound minor, saying no customer data has been affected. No word yet on whether China's military was involved.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates arrives for a conference of the German Social Democratic party, SPD, in Hermannswerder near Potsdam, Germany, Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.   (AP Photo/dapd, Clemens Bilan)
In this Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, File photo, Steve Ballmer, CEO Microsoft, speaks about the "Next Generation Internet" during a presentation in Zurich, Switzerland.   (AP Photo/Keystone, Walter Bieri, File)
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