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  • Friday night news dump: Microsoft says a compromised support agent’s credentials were used to hack into accounts earlier this year

    Posted on April 13th, 2019 at 11:51 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    From Tom Warren on The Verge:

    Microsoft has started notifying some users that a hacker was able to access accounts for months earlier this year. The software giant discovered that a support agent’s credentials were compromised for its web mail service, allowing unauthorized access to some accounts between January 1st and March 28th, 2019. Microsoft says the hackers could have viewed account email addresses, folder names, and subject lines of emails, but not the content of emails or attachments.

    And of course we’re only hearing about that this morning — two weeks after the hack stopped.

    There’s a reason why Microsoft has PR people embedded throughout the organization. I’m just waiting for the first virus announcement with a fancy name and custom logo.