Exclusive: Microsoft could reap more than $150 million in new U.S. cyber spending, upsetting some lawmakers (Reuters)

Reuters: Exclusive: Microsoft could reap more than $150 million in new U.S. cyber spending, upsetting some lawmakers. “Congress allocated the funds at issue in the COVID relief bill signed on Thursday after two enormous cyberattacks leveraged weaknesses in Microsoft products to reach into computer networks at federal and local agencies and tens of thousands of companies. One breach attributed to Russia in December grabbed emails from the Justice Department, Commerce Department and Treasury Department. The hacks pose a significant national security threat, frustrating lawmakers who say Microsoft’s faulty software is making it more profitable.”

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