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Statement on Microsoft Midnight Blizzard Source Code Breach: Amit Yoran, Chairman and CEO, Tenable

“Microsoft’s breach by Midnight Blizzard is a strategic blow. By its own admission, Microsoft’s source code and ‘other secrets’ have been compromised. Midnight Blizzard isn’t some small-time criminal gang. They are a highly professional, Russian-backed outfit that fully understands the value of the data they’ve exposed and how to best use it to inflict maximum harm. Given Russia’s relationship with China and other strategic adversaries, the consequences get very troubling, very quickly.

Microsoft’s ubiquity requires a much higher level of responsibility and transparency than what they’ve consistently shown. Even now they’re not sharing the full truth – for instance we don’t yet know which source code has been compromised. We should all be furious that this keeps happening. These breaches aren’t isolated from each other and Microsoft’s shady security practices and misleading statements purposely obfuscate the whole truth.”- Amit Yoran, Chairman and CEO, Tenable

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