Microsoft Issues Hotmail, MSN And Outlook Phishing Warning
Users of Microsoft email services such as Hotmail, MSN and Outlook have been warned to be vigilant after the tech giant admitted some user accounts were compromised.
TechCrunch reported that the accounts of some users of web email services managed by Microsoft, including @hotmail.com and @msn.com, had been compromised.
An email was sent out to affected users, saying adversaries would have been potentially able to access information such as their email address, contacts’ email addresses and subject lines. However, the notification also said that potential attackers couldn’t view the content of actual emails or attachments.
The breach, which took place for three months between January 1 and March 28, came after a customer support agent’s credentials were compromised.