Maria Montero

Microsoft reveals that hackers could have accessed certain accounts …

If you have an account with the Microsoft Outlook email service, there is a possibility that your account information has been disclosed to unknown hackers.

According a report by The edgeThe hackers managed to access Microsoft’s customer support portal and access information related to some email accounts registered with the company’s popular email client – Outlook.

Microsoft has now started notifying Outlook users about this violation. A user in Reddit in public posted a screenshot from an email you received from Microsoft warning that unknown attackers could access certain information in your OutLook account between January 1, 2019 and March 28, 2019.

Another Reddit user also confirmed that Microsoft has, in fact, reached out to several Outlook users through a similar email. However, Microsoft did not disclose the total number of accounts affected by the incident.

Screenshot of email sent by Microsoft to affected users.  Image: Reddit

Screenshot of email sent by Microsoft to affected users. Image: Reddit

According to the incident notification email, the attackers were able to compromise the credentials of one of Microsoft’s customer support agents and used it to access information such as email addresses, folder names, and subject lines of files. emails, but not the content of the emails or attachments.

Just to be safe, Microsoft continues to recommend that affected users change their passwords.

“Microsoft regrets any inconvenience caused by this issue. Please be assured that Microsoft takes data protection very seriously and has engaged its internal security and privacy teams in investigating and resolving the issue, as well as further strengthening of the systems and processes to prevent them. Such a recurrence, “Microsoft mentions in the email sent to users.

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