China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce has announced it is seeking answers to “major questions” arising from data gathered when it stormed Microsoft’s mainland offices in 2014, The New York Times reported, citing a statement on the administration’s website. Analysts have said that the company’s difficulties in China began that year when it decided to end support and security updates for Windows XP, highlighting the country’s reliance on the foreign operating system. The latest regulatory volley follows a Reuters report that showed Microsoft failed to alert over a thousand Hotmail users their accounts had been hacked by Chinese authorities, prompting it to promise greater disclosure.
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