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Microsoft warns Outlook users to change passwords after hackers gained access

Microsoft support agent's email hacked, customer emails compromised Microsoft reveals major email security breach
Emmett Howard | 15 April, 2019, 21:13

Founded in 1996, Outlook.com is a web-based suite of webmail, contacts, tasks, and calendaring services developed and offered by Microsoft. A source told Motherboard reporter Joseph Cox outsiders could exploited a customer support portal to infiltrate any normal customer account, reading contents including the body of an email message.

The hacker had access to email accounts from Outlook, MSN and Hotmail between January 1 and March 28, Microsoft said.

The hack is apparently the effect of hackers gaining access to customer support account for Outlook.com, a tool that does give support agents full access to Outlook.com emails.

We don't know how many accounts that is, because Microsoft didn't provide an estimate of the overall number of users who were hit by this hack.

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An unknown number of Microsoft Corp. email account users, including those using Outlook and Hotmail, may have had details of emails stolen in a hack that lasted from January 1 to March 28.

"This unauthorized access could have allowed unauthorized parties to access and/or view information related to your email account (such as your e-mail address, folder names, the subject lines of e-mails, and the names of other e-mail addresses you communicate with), but not the content of any e-mails or attachments", Microsoft said (emphasis is ours). After this pushback, Microsoft responded that around 6 percent of customers had suffered unauthorized access to their emails, and that these customers received different breach notifications to make this clear. Enterprise accounts were not affected, per Motherboard's source.

While the breach is severe, Microsoft claims that the most sensitive of personal data - passwords and the contents of emails, as well as any files attached to said emails - were not accessible using the stolen credentials.

However, following a new report from Vice's Motherboard website revealing that hackers were actually able to read the content of emails, Microsoft has been forced to change its stance.

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