Outlook, Hotmail users' personal information exposed for over 2 months

Outlook, Hotmail users' personal information exposed for over 2 months
If you continue to have a Hotmail account or Outlook account, then here’s some bad news for you. Microsoft has confirmed that an oversized range of emails from these accounts was exposed to hackers for over 2 months. In keeping to a report by The Independent, Microsoft has unconcealed that email accounts of non-corporate users were broken. The report and reveals that the contents of around Six percent of emails exposed by cybercriminals exploiting a client support portal.

Microsoft reportedly sent associate email to the bulk of affected users wherever it asks that a Microsoft support agent's credentials were compromised, probably permitting unauthorized access to some account data.

The account information that was exposed enclosed person’s email address, folder names and subject of emails. That’s not all as names of all email address users connected with were additionally exposed. The emails that were exposed were between 1 January 2019 to 28 March 2019. Microsoft asks that the content of emails nor the attachments sent or received where exposed.

The report from The Independent any highlights that Microsoft has asks it’s providing steering and support to users over this incident. The report quotes a Microsoft advocator speech communication, We tend to address this scheme, that affected a restricted subset of consumer accounts, by disabling the compromised credentials and interference the perpetrators' access. 

It has been a rough few days once it involves users’ information being leaked. Social media big giant Facebook – quite laughably – unconcealed that it had accidentally leaked email addresses of over 1.5 million users. Every day after that confirmation came to light, Facebook this time asks that Instagram passwords of 1.5 million users may need to be been posted in plain text. In different words, passwords of plenty of Instagram users were left exposed online for hackers or cybercriminals to access.