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China hacked Hotmail, Microsoft fails to tell users

WASHINGTON: The hack, which reportedly occurred several years ago, targeted international leaders of China’s Tibetan and Uighur minorities. However, Microsoft decided not to tell the victims, allowing the hackers to continue their campaign, former employees told media. The first warning of the breach reportedly came in May 2011, when cyber security firm Trend Micro announced it had found an email sent to someone in Taiwan that contained a miniature computer programme. The programme took advantage of a previously undetected flaw in Microsoft’s own web pages to secretly forward copies ofRead More