Microsoft admits the breach happened at the start of this year. They are notifying some users on Outlook.com that they should review their accounts security. So far Microsoft hasn’t pronounced openly about the hacked data. But email notifications are clearly showing that some users credentials may be compromised.
Microsoft Outlook.com Months-Long Email Hack
The hack continues from January to March. Microsoft said that the hacker hacked some users emails addresses, folder names, and subject lines. But Microsoft further says that the breach isn’t affecting any email content nor the attachments.
Microsoft is not sharing the full news as they are a bit silent. However, it’s difficult to say how many users are affected by the breach. Microsoft says in the email to some users, “Our data indicate that account-related information (but not the content of any e-mails) could have been viewed, but Microsoft has no indication why that information was viewed or how it may have been used,”.
The hackers haven’t stolen any kind of logic details or any kinda user personal data. The security notification further says, “Microsoft regrets any inconvenience caused by this issue,” says the security notification. “Please be assured that Microsoft takes data protection very seriously and has engaged it’s internal security and privacy teams in the investigation and resolution of the issue, as well as additional hardening of systems and processes to prevent such recurrence.”
Microsoft is one of the biggest tech industry, for being this big such acts are a kind of worry. Many peoples’ important data are at stake. Hacker breaches into some of the most important and secure facility not for a day but for months is a bit concerning.
Microsoft security team notices nothing which is a big question mark on their security experts. Microsoft needs to overlook all of its security protocols to avoid such kinda breach again in the future.