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Microsoft Outlook Breach Widens in Scope, Impacting MSN And Hotmail – Report

By Lindsey O'Donnell for Threatpost
Monday, April 15, 2019

Microsoft said that as a result of the breach, customers may received phishing emails or other spam mail.

“You should be careful when receiving any emails from any misleading domain name, any email that requests personal information or payment, or any unsolicited request from an untrusted source,” said Microsoft.

Ilia Kolochenko, founder and CEO of web security company ImmuniWeb, said in an email that as a precaution, all Outlook users should change their passwords and secret questions, as well as passwords for any other accounts that sent, or could have sent, a password recovery link to their Outlook email.

“It is too early to attribute the attack due to lack of the information available,” he said. “It can well be a group of beginners who publicly sell email hacking services, as well as a nation-state hacking group targeting political activists or western companies.” Read Full Article

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