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Microsoft accuses Israeli group of selling tool to hack into Windows

A laptop computer running Windows 10 on display at the Microsoft Build conference in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
A laptop computer running Windows 10 on display at the Microsoft Build conference in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Microsoft and the tech human rights group Citizen Lab say that an Israeli vendor sold a tool to hack into Microsoft Windows, reports Reuters.

According to the report, an Israeli cyber firm, Candiru, created and sold software that was able to hack into Windows.

Microsoft says the hacking tool was utilized in multiple countries, including Iran, Lebanon, Spain and the United Kingdom, according to the Citizen Lab report.

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