Software Pirates Steal $2 Million in Weekend Raid on Microsoft Offices
Software pirates raided the Redmond offices of Microsoft this weekend, stealing thousands of copies of Windows, Office, and other software valued at over $2 million. The burglary is the latest in an ongoing battle between Microsoft and the software pirates, whose ongoing thefts of retail-packaged software cost the company hundreds of millions of dollars every year. These robberies are costly to us, said Microsoft spokeswoman Jill Jakes, but the real victim here is the customer. Every copy of Windows Vista Ultimate Edition that is stolen by pirates is a copy that we can't sell to a customer for three hundred and twenty dollars.