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Microsoft 'kept quiet about secret database hack in 2013'

Ex-staffers say hack alarmed them as the hackers could have used the data to mount attacks elsewhere

Microsoft published a brief statement that portrayed its own break-in as limited and made no reference to the bug database.

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MICROSOFT Corp's secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database.


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