Monday, 21 October, 2019

Outlook and Hotmail users left exposed in Microsoft email breach

The breach occurred between January and March this year Microsoft support agent's email hacked, customer emails compromised
Sandy Mccarthy | 15 April, 2019, 18:11

Specifically, Microsoft admitted it had sent notifications of a security breach to some users which informed them that their email content had (potentially) been read, but that this only applied to a small amount of the affected users, around 6%.

Microsoft clarified that this "affected a limited subset of consumer accounts" and that the malicious activity began at the start of January 2019 and ran through to nearly the end of March, so essentially lasted three months. Because of that, an European Union investigation is likely to follow into whether Microsoft complied with the regulation and whether it did its best to prevent the hack.

The company first released a statement on Friday to Outlook users, notifying people that a hacker had had access to emails for months after stealing login credentials for a Microsoft customer support agent.

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Even though the software giant ensures that no login details or other personal information were stolen by the hackers, the company is recommending that affected users reset their passwords. Paid-for, enterprise accounts were unaffected-only consumer accounts were hit.

"Please be assured that Microsoft takes data protection very seriously and has engaged its internal security and privacy teams in the investigation and resolution of the issue, as well as additional hardening of systems and processes to prevent such recurrence", the email adds. The company noted that the contents of emails or attachments were not accessed.

"We addressed this scheme, which affected a limited subset of consumer accounts, by disabling the compromised credentials and blocking the perpetrators' access". The site was tipped off about the greater extent of the hack by an unnamed source, and the fact that email messages - rather than just subject lines - had been accessed was subsequently confirmed by Microsoft.

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