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Outlook Accounts Exposed to a Hacker

Outlook Accounts Exposed to a Hacker

Last Friday Microsoft started notifying users that a hacker was able to access their Outlook accounts. According to Microsoft, the attackers could have viewed account email addresses, folder names and subject lines of emails and in some limited cases, even email contents.

According to CNET, “In its first notification to customers, Microsoft said no login credentials were stolen and that the attackers could not read the contents of emails. Microsoft was forced to revise its statement after Motherboard found that the attackers had full access to email content. The company did say that potential hackers could only read full email content for about 6% of affected Outlook users.”

“We addressed this scheme, which affected a limited subset of consumer accounts, by disabling the compromised credentials and blocking the perpetrators’ access,” the company said.

The software company is warning affected people to watch out for phishing emails and recommends users to change their passwords.

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