Microsoft says it found 1,000-plus developers’ fingerprints on the SolarWinds attack


Microsoft president Brad Smith says the software giant’s analysis of the SolarWinds hack suggests the code behind the crack was the work of a thousand or more developers.

Speaking on US news magazine program 60 Minutes, Smith labelled the attack “the largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen.”

“When we analysed everything that we saw at Microsoft, we asked ourselves how many engineers have probably worked on these attacks. And the answer we came to was, well, certainly more than 1,000.”

If anyone understands the havoc 1,000 developers can create, it’s Microsoft.

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