Microsoft HQ in Greece attacked by terrorist car bomb

Three assailants have attacked Microsoft headquarters in Athens early on Wednesday morning, setting off a bomb after reversing through the main entrance. There were no injuries police have confirmed.


The burnt out van was still being examined by forensics late on Wednesday morning.

The Telegraph is reporting that early on Wednesday morning 3 assailants forced two security guards out of the building located in the Maroussi suburb north of the city centre, then crashed through the entrance and set off an incendiary device inside the van that police said appeared to have consisted of camping gas canisters and several containers of gasoline.

Greece has been the target of several attacks by several small armed anarchist or domestic terrorist groups for decades, which usually target official buildings, banks or symbols of state power with small bombs or incendiary devices. Although the attacks usually occur late at night and rarely cause injuries.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack, and there was no prior warning.

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Source: The Telegraph | Image: The Telegraph

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If I was MS.. I'd just pull out.. Greece is already on shaky ground, and there is nothing being done there that can't be done just as well anywhere else in the EU..

Greece has so many political, economic, and social issues at the moment it's just a powerkeg..

xSuRgEx said,

where is the dislike button when you need one.

It's called not replying to it at all as to not cause anymore attention to it. You know, like many of your posts.

Edited by NightCrawlerInfinity, Jun 27 2012, 3:46pm :

You threaten my people with slavery, death and metro uglyness. Oh, I've chosen my words carefully, Microsoft. Perhaps you should have done the same.

Microsoft : This is blasphemy. This is madness! (tips: 8 > 7 then obviously Windows 8 > Windows 7)

Madness? This is Greece!

as a greek i can say that is the most idiotic bomb ever. on a time of economy crisis it will spread fear among (if any) future big us company would like to come here.

i have to say i am sorry for the actions of my compatriots.

von kain said,
as a greek i can say that is the most idiotic bomb ever. on a time of economy crisis it will spread fear among (if any) future big us company would like to come here.

i have to say i am sorry for the actions of my compatriots.

plus one

Being a former employee of a big US software company, this things are not so far fetched. More than once did we had to evacuate company premises due to bomb threats. Unfortunately many radical groups blame the US and EU for their internal issues (and politicians never assume they are the ones responsible for bad management and corruption).

PS - I did not work at MS.

sviola said,
Being a former employee of a big US software company, this things are not so far fetched. More than once did we had to evacuate company premises due to bomb threats. Unfortunately many radical groups blame the US and EU for their internal issues (and politicians never assume they are the ones responsible for bad management and corruption).

PS - I did not work at MS.

So why not bomb an embassy? Why Microsoft? I see the connection with MS being US based but fail to see the point however.

KCRic said,
So why not bomb an embassy? Why Microsoft? I see the connection with MS being US based but fail to see the point however.

Because embassies are far more secure and difficult to attack, probably.

and what exactly the point of attacking software company maybe they didn't get free Nokia Lumia 900 from BenThePCGuy when they got smokedByWindowsPhone