#AceNewsReport – Apr.16: Microsoft Says Some Webmail Accounts Were Compromised: A “limited” number of users of Microsoft’s webmail services — which include Hotmail, Outlook and MSN — “had their accounts compromised.
TechCrunch reports. “We addressed this scheme, which affected a limited subset of consumer accounts, by disabling the compromised credentials and blocking the perpetrators’ access,” said a Microsoft spokesperson in an email:
According to an email Microsoft has sent out to affected users, malicious hackers were potentially able to access an affected user’s e-mail address, folder names, the subject lines of e-mails, and the names of other e-mail addresses the user communicates with — “but not the content of any e-mails or attachments,” nor — it seems — login credentials like passwords.
Microsoft is still recommending that affected users change their passwords regardless: The breach occurred between January 1 and March 28, Microsoft’s letter to users said. The hackers got into the system by compromising a customer support agent’s credentials, according to the letter.
Once identified, those credentials were disabled: Microsoft told users that it didn’t know what data was viewed by the hackers or why, but cautioned that users might as a result see more phishing or spam emails as a result.
#AceNewsDesk report …………….Published on April 14, 2019 at 01:34AM:
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