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Apr 14 2019


Microsoft informs hackers had accessed some Outlook account emails for months

Microsoft has revealed that for several months, a hacker was able to access Outlook.com accounts. According to a report by The Verge, Microsoft discovered that the credentials of a support agent were compromised for a period of three months– from January 1 to March 28, 2019.The report mentions that the hacker had access to the email address, folder names, and email subjects of the Outlook users. Microsoft says that the hacker could not access the actual emails or the attached files or the passwords.

 

 

As per the report, the hacker wasn’t able to steal login details or other personal information, but Microsoft is recommending that affected users reset their passwords as a cautionary measure.“Our data indicates that account-related information (but not the content of any e-mails) could have been viewed, but Microsoft has no indication why that information was viewed or how it may have been used,” says Microsoft in an email to affected users, reported The Verge.

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