Two men were arrested on June 22 for a hack at Microsoft after a cooperation between the company and law enforcement services such as FBI, EUROPOL, EMSOU (East Midlands Special Operations Unit) and the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU).
The names of the two suspects have not been revealed, but British media reports that they come from Lincolnshire and Bracknell and is believed to be part of an international team that managed to enter the Microsoft network between January and March of 2017.
Police raided their homes and seized computers and other evidence that could help the investigation. One of the suspects has been charged with gaining unauthorized access to a computer, while the other has been arrested for abuse offenses computers
At the moment very little is known about the hack, but Microsoft explained in a statement that the hackers they were unable to access any of its customer data, pointing out that all of its systems were operational after the attack.
"Today's action by the authorities in the United Kingdom is an important step ... The strongest online better safety depends on the ability to identify and prosecute cybercriminals. This requires not only a strong technical ability but also a willingness to publicly acknowledge such themeand refer them to law enforcement authorities", Reported a Microsoft representative.
"No company is immune to cybercrime. There was no access to our customer data and we are confident in the integrity of our software and systems. We have implemented comprehensive measures to prevent, detect and deal with attacks. "
Authorities said investigations are ongoing in several other countries, and we can see new arrests from the same international gang that broke the Microsoft network.
It remains to be seen if more information will be given about what the hackers have access to, as the researchers they are still trying to determine the parts of the networks that the criminals reached.