Microsoft 365: Unknown people gain access to webmail services

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UUnknown attackers have access to some data from some of the users of Microsoft's webmail services. They could not access contents of the mails, emphasized the software company on the weekend. However, the intruders would have been able to see information such as email addresses used to communicate, headlines of emails, and folder names, as confirmed by Microsoft's tech blogs TechCrunch and The Verge, among others. At first, it was unclear how many users were affected.

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The attackers had come over stolen credentials of a customer service employee from Microsoft into the system, it said in an email to affected users who published the technology blogs. The access has existed from 1 January to 28 March. Concerned were informed on Friday, which also triggered the media reports. Microsoft recommends that you change your password for security, and warns you to be prepared for more sophisticated phishing attacks based on the captured information. Phishing attempts to steal access information to users using fake log-in pages.

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