Reported @outlook.com @hotmail.com @msn.com users have been affected (viaSoftpedia)
Microsoft stressed: "This time an unauthorized account access event, or information about the user's mail (address, folder, subject, and email address of others who communicate with you) was illegally accessed, but Does not include the body or attachment of the message."
However, the source pointed out: "Because infected accounts have high privileges, hackers gain full access to email content."
Later, Microsoft admitted that "a few users' emails may have been exposed" and sent a warning notice to them. For this matter, the company will solve the problem by “disabling the victim login certificate”.
In addition, although Microsoft said that this exposure only occurred between January and March,But the report shows that hackers have about six months to illegally access the victim's email account.For this, the company still denied it.
In tandem, this time seems to be part of a broader attack on iCloud cracking.Because hackers try to control email accounts to bypassiPhoneActivation lock.