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Microsoft Probes China Breach Linked to State Dept. Hack  

Microsoft said it is investigating how hackers, allegedly tied to China, obtained a key that allowed them to access email accounts for State Department officials, among others. So reports TechCrunch.

china 156219 640smallWithout publicly attributing the attacks, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said the hacks started in mid-May and hit fewer than 10 government accounts.

Microsoft said hackers were able to use the key to forge authentication tokens due to a “validation error in Microsoft code.” Beijing denied involvement.

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