A hack that Microsoft said affected “some” of its users’ email accounts is much worse than initially thought, according to reports.
On Saturday, the company confirmed that some users of its email services had been targeted by hackers. But the issue is thought to be much worse than previously reported as the hackers were able to access email content from a large number of Outlook, MSN, and Hotmail email accounts.
The tech giant has been notifying Outlook.com users that the hackers were able to access their accounts for the first three months of this year after it discovered that a support agent’s credentials were compromised for its webmail services. This resulted in unauthorised access to accounts between 1 January and 28 March 2019.