Third party Microsoft Reseller in India hacked
Ryan Martin / 7 years ago
A third party Microsoft website in India was hacked yesterday by a team of hackers going by the name ‘Evil Shadow Team’. Unfortunately for customers all passwords, usernames and personal details were stored in a plain text format by the company. Meaning it is going to be as simple as reading off usernames and passwords from a long list rather than spending long amounts of time cracking an encryption. There is no way of changing things now so it is recommended if the password used for the Microsoft India account is the same as the password for the email account, then change it rapidly.
“According toWPSauce, Microsoft Store India’s landing page was briefly taken over by a hacker group called Evil Shadow Team, who, in addition to putting a new face on Windows products, revealed that user passwords were saved in plain text. The group’s motivations are unknown, though the hacked page warned that an “unsafe system will be baptized.” The store is now offline, suggesting that Microsoft may have regained control. Read on for a look at the compromised password database.”