Microsoft Says Hackers Had Access To Some Outlook․com Accounts For Months

If you have an account, you might want to keep an eye out for an email from Microsoft. Because The Verge has a story that Microsoft discovered that a support agent’s credentials for were compromised for a 3-month window. And a hacker apparently used them from January 1st through March 28th, 2019. The hacker could view email addresses, folder names, and email subjects, but not actual emails themselves or attached files. The credentials used in the hack have since been disabled so the hacker no longer has access.

Passwords weren’t affected, but Microsoft is saying that affected users should change their password anyway. Instructions on how to do so can be found via Microsoft’s support website. And if I were you, I would say that all users should change their password anyway. users should also be on the lookout for phishing scams and emails that ask for any sort of payment.

Great. Just great.


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