Hackers compromised some web email services managed by Microsoft

  1. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 37,924
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18865
       #1

    Hackers compromised some web email services managed by Microsoft


    On the heels of a trove of 773 million emails, and tens of millions of passwords, from a variety of domains getting leaked in January, Microsoft has faced another breach affecting its web-based email services.

    Microsoft has confirmed to TechCrunch that a certain “limited” number of people who use web email services managed by Microsoft — which cover services like @msn.com and @hotmail.com — had their accounts compromised.

    “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 (the reader who tipped us off got his late Friday evening), 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...

    Microsoft recently became aware of an issue involving unauthorized access to some customers’ web-based email accounts by cybercriminals. We addressed this scheme by disabling the compromised credentials to the limited set of targeted accounts, while also blocking the perpetrators’ access. A limited number of consumer accounts were impacted, and we have notified all impacted customers. Out of an abundance of caution, we also increased detection and monitoring to further protect affected accounts.

    Read more: Microsoft: Hackers compromised support agent TechCrunch
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  2.    #1

    'some web email services'

    'certain “limited” number of people'

    'a limited subset of consumer accounts'

    I long for the day when such press release (otherwise very much required) will be more original than the ones I've been reading over the recent years. Is this the same PR company that's involved in every case?
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    #2

    I have a question, in some articles I read that probably are impacted consumer that have request assistance support to this hackered employe, is right? So if a consumer has no request support assistance for his mail service is safe?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

Related Threads
Source: Collaborating with customers and partners to deliver a modern desktop: Microsoft Managed Desktop - Microsoft 365 Blog Update 3/4: Microsoft now managing HP and Dell PCs via its Managed Desktop Service - Windows 10 Forums
Compromised by viruses, how to go about reinstalling windows? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
I downloaded a shady torrent out of desperation. I know big mistake. A few days later even after scanning with malwarebytes and hitmanpro (which removed a lot of stuff), I got my gmail and paypal hacked. Even after changing my gmail password it got...
Hackers are attacking Word users with new Microsoft Office zero-day vulnerability | ZDNet
compromised and lost control in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
Hey gang, sorry if this is in the wrong place. A few days ago, I was victim to something. I think someone remotely gained access to my pc, and perhaps made my pc a network one. It started with what I believe was a fake update, and a windows defender...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:19.
Find Us