Security researcher pleads guilty to hacking into Microsoft and Nintendo

A 24-year-old security researcher barely escaped imprisonment today, after admitting that he hacked into Microsoft and Nintendo's servers and stole confidential information. Zammis Clark, known online as Slipstream or Raylee, was indicted Thursday on several counts of computer infractions at a London Crown Court and pleaded guilty to hacking into Microsoft and Nintendo networks.

Prosecutors revealed that Clark had accessed a Microsoft Server on January 24, 2017 with an internal username and password, and then loaded a web shell to remotely access Microsoft's network freely for at least three weeks. Later, Clark loaded multiple shells that allowed him to search the Microsoft network, upload files and download data.

In total, about 43,000 files were stolen after Clark attacked Microsoft's internal Windows servers. These servers contain confidential copies of the preliminary versions of Windows and are used to distribute the previous beta code to developers working in Windows. Clark focused on unique compilation numbers to obtain information about preliminary versions of Windows in about 7,500 unpublished product searches, code names and compilation numbers.

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