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Hackers Had Access To Some Microsoft Accounts For Months

Emails contain a lot of sensitive information, so it’s one of the last things people want hackers to have access to. Unfortunately, in 2019 between January 1st and March 28th, hackers were able to gain access to email accounts on Microsoft’s, as reported by The Verge . This breach — which includes and email services — happened due to a customer support agent’s credentials being compromised, TechCrunch reported . Microsoft’s Information Protect and Governance team told TechCrunch: 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...

Vanessa Taylor

Apr 15, 2019