Unidentified hackers have broken open computers belonging to Microsoft Corp. The hackers may have stolen copies of the company’s most valuable software, experts say. The security service of the world’s largest software producer discovered the breaking on Wednesday, but the information only emerged the next day. According to the security service, internal passwords were sent to an electronic address in Russia’s northern capital St. Petersburg and then were used to transmit the codes outside the company’s office. At present, Microsoft has appealed to FBI. Blackmailing to make public some undeclared features the company’ software may have been one of possible motives of the hackers, Russia’s TV channel NTV reports.

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