Of course, there is no mention of what operating system was on the receiving end of the attacks, but we all know what it is.
So, Microsoft, why are you running so many TV commercials about your grand, new “cloud” and how it effectively helps you ferret out criminals – hackers, identity thefts, and spammers?
Ummm, hello, Microsoft, your flawed, crapfestival architecture of an operating system is the real reason there ARE these cyber criminals – YOU created them. I have seen how a real cloud and its infrastructure works, and it resembles nothing to do with what you are doing. The Thin/Zero client architecture others are using, generally linux-based and open source, is a REAL secure system…not a fantasy based on the same old repackaged proprietary junk you think warrants extorting $$ from everyman.
Here’s the deal. ChromeOS (which is based on linux), linux distros, and even the MacOS are always far more secure than what you offer and always have been. And, they don’t need memory-sucking prophylactic applications running in the background to defend their OS’s against malware. You’re also feeling the hurt from what they have to offer now because their OS’s are as easy (if not easier) for end-users to operate and navigate – and their attendant applications (open source and free) rival anything that you have that you charge big bucks for. You are hanging on to unravelling threads at this point – your user-base is slipping away, and it’s completely obvious by the way that you are throwing mega $$ at these issues through pathetic, carpet-bombing, advertising campaigns. Grow the fuck up already. Apple saw the writing on the wall ages ago and threw out their entire OS in favor of a linux-based one. Microsoft, you are a dinosaur, and the asteroid with your name on it is coming.
This really shouldn’t surprise anyone:
Myself and a few other security researchers had been talking about this for years…of course we were all told we were insane.