December 6, 2016

Microsoft’s Indian Online Store Hacked

(LiveHacking.Com) – It appears that Microsoft’s online store in India was hacked over the weekend. During the hack the site was defaced and user information exposed including unencrypted passwords. Initially Microsoft didn’t comment on the attack, which is very embrassing for the Redmond company. However they have now commented:

“Microsoft is investigating the limited compromise of the company’s online store in India,” a Microsoft spokesperson told SecurityWeek. “Customers have been notified and provided with guidance to reset their passwords. We are diligently working to remedy the incident and keep our customers protected.”

The hacker taking credit for the attack is known as “7z1&Ancker” and is claiming to be part of “EvilShadow Team”. Microsoft quickly took the site offline once the attack was discovered and it currently remains unavailable.

A Microsoft spokeswoman told Reuters: “The store customers have already been sent guidance on the issue and suggested immediate actions. We are diligently working to remedy the issue and keep our customers protected.”

The website is operated for Microsoft by Indian company Quasar Media.