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Two Arrested for Microsoft Network Intrusion

UK authorities arrest two men for allegedly breaking into Microsoft's network with the intent to steal customer data from the software giant.

Two hackers were arrested by UK authorities for allegedly infiltrating Microsoft's computer network without permission, in an attempt to steal customer data from the Redmond giant, according to a BBC report.

The suspects, one a 22-year-old from Sleaford and the other a 25-year-old from Bracknell, allegedly were part of a larger group that had hoped to scoop up the customer information, the BBC reported.

Over a three-month period earlier this year, the two men reportedly made repeated efforts to hack into Microsoft's network, according to the report. And while Microsoft notes no customer data was taken in the incident, it is not yet clear whether the group was able to access other information, the BBC noted.

The two suspects were arrested under the UK Computer Misuse Act, which makes it illegal to access computer networks without authorization.

Read more about the case here.

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