A British hacker has recently claimed a $100,000 prize after revealing to Microsoft the loopholes that are present within their operating system. Mr Forshaw, the expert who works for Context Information Security, worked to expose the potential gaps in Microsoft's system and updates are now currently underway. It has been reported that 'the glitches found were so serious that Microsoft will not reveal the specifics of the hack until all their software has been updated'.
The hacker presents the first person to claim Microsoft's 'bounty'. More and more companies are latching onto the threat of hacking and are employing people much like Mr Forshaw, who can point out the threats to their systems. One of the shadier group of hackers is the Chinese organisation Hidden Lynx, a team of some 100 skilled hackers who have been 'behind six major online attacks'.
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