Microsoft Claimed a Security Breach Didn't Compromise Email Messages—It Did

Microsoft revealed last week that an Outlook.com support agent’s credentials were compromised by hackers and they were thus able to access folder names, email addresses, and subject lines of emails from January till March this year. It stated that they couldn’t see the email content but that doesn’t appear to be the case now. Microsoft hasn’t confirmed so far just how many accounts have been affected by this breach. Motherboard reports that Microsoft has now been sending a different notification message to around six percent of the users that are affected by this breach. It reportedly sent out this notification only when it was presented with screenshot evidence that the breach was worse than initially revealed.According to the report, hackers were able to access the accounts for up to six months and that used those credentials to reset iCloud accounts linked to stolen iPhones. The Verge received word from a Microsoft spokesperson who said that “the claim of 6 months is inaccur

Outlook.com Hackers Did Access Emails Of Some Users

Microsoft revealed last week that an Outlook.com support agent’s credentials were compromised by hackers and they were thus able to access folder names, email addresses, and subject ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Ubergizmo

Hackers Spied on Microsoft Email Accounts Via Compromised Admin Login

The issue has been corrected, but it's not clear how long the breach went undetected or exactly what the attackers could see. The post Hackers Spied on Microsoft Email Accounts Via Compromised ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Extremetech

Hackers could read non-corporate Outlook.com, Hotmail for six months

Hackers and Microsoft seem to disagree on key details of the hack.

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Arstechnica

Microsoft Outlook hack gave full access to email contents - CNET

Hackers stole login credentials for a Microsoft customer support agent and were able to read emails from people using services like Outlook, Hotmail and MSN.

Mon 15 Apr 19 from CNET

Microsoft Support Breach Gets Ugly, Hackers Could Read Outlook, MSN, Hotmail Emails

It turns out that a security breach affecting some users of Microsoft's Outlook.com, Hotmail.com, and MSN.com webmail services is worse than originally thought. In an email that was previously ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from HotHardware

Hackers in Microsoft's webmail breach could read some users' messages

For some users, that Microsoft webmail breach was worse than first thought. Microsoft has confirmed a Motherboard source's claims that the hackers had access to a portion of the ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from Engadget

Microsoft admits Outlook.com hackers were able to access emails

Microsoft has admitted that its Outlook.com security breach was worse than the company initially revealed. The software maker started notifying some Outlook.com users late on Friday ...

Mon 15 Apr 19 from The Verge

Hackers Were Able To Access Some Outlook.com Accounts For Months

Microsoft has revealed that hackers were able to access some Outlook.com accounts for a few months earlier this year. The company discovered that the credentials for an Outlook.com support ...

Sun 14 Apr 19 from Ubergizmo

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