Hackers & # 39; can use user emails in Microsoft platforms Outlook, MSN, and Hotmail for a period of six months & # 39;
- Microsoft sent an email to users of email plugins Outlook, MSN and Hotmail
- Computer recognizes that hackers can see instead of emails content
- Breach initially aimed the credentials of a Microsoft support agent
- This bug has set hackers to get information about consumer emails
Microsoft says that chats can access access to emails sent by Outlook, MSN and Hotmail users.
The software rig first initially stated that a bug affected a customer support account, which was then used to access information about private email users accounts.
The hackers could find information such as email-line topics, and who's communicating users, according to Motherboard.
But the hack was worse than originally thought. Instead of limited information related to email messages, hackers can view the contents of emails of a large number of users through various Microsoft-owned platforms.
The hack initially focused on a Microsoft support agent's credentials.
This has the heels of accessing non-corporate level email accounts, which belong to regular consumers who use Microsoft platforms for personal communication.
Microsoft announced on Saturday that a defect has a customer support account, which was then used to access information about private users' email accounts across various platforms, such as Outlook (seen above)
The company sent an email to users who lack it
Sending an e-mail to Microsoft e-mail sites, writes the company: & # 39; We found that a Microsoft agent credentials have been compromised, allowing people outside Microsoft to access information in your Microsoft e-mail account .
& Nbsp; This unauthorized access could have indefinite access and / or information about your email account (such as your email address, folder names, email topics, and other email addresses & amp; You have not transferred), but not the contents of each email or recommendation, between January 1, 2019 and March 28, 2019. & # 39;
Microsoft says it & # 39; immediately disables & # 39; has been compromised with the data from & # 39; It also encourages e-mail alerts to re-store and store their passwords from phishing or other spam emails.
A copy of & # 39; e-mail has been included to Reddit.
Despite Microsoft's claims, Motherboard has reported that hackers get access to email content.
The website says it has screenshots sent by a source that gives you insights into what hackers are seeing.
These screens show redactive pages that are included for hacker options to access & # 39; Email office & # 39 ;.
Microsoft says it & # 39; immediately disables & # 39; has been compromised with the data from & # 39; It also encourages e-mail alerts to re-store and store their passwords from phishing or other spam emails. The image above shows the Hotmail logo
Microsoft told the Motherboard that those who are full email messages vulnerable to hacking were notary, although the company did not indicate how many customers were intensive.
& # 39; We targeted this scheme, which affected a limited subset of consumer accounts, by enabling the authoritative powerful features and accessing & # 39; block a phone, & # 39; in Microsoft spokesman speaks to Motherboard in a statement.
In January, the largest ever survey of data was discovered, except for over one billion unique combinations of email addresses and passwords.
A security researcher found the 87GB dump of data connected to a hacker forum and said that many of them were previously included in other sites such as the infamous MySpace and LinkedIn break.
Troy Hunt, the & # 39; Broad Notification Service & # 39; has found the cloud service reading MEGA and it & # 39; Collection # 1 & # 39; named.