Microsoft confirms Syrian Electronic Army hacked into employee email accounts
Washington, Jan. 16 : Microsoft has confirmed the Syrian Electronic Army hacked into a 'small number' of employees' email accounts.
The hacking group posted three internal emails that appear to have been obtained from several Microsoft employee's Outlook Web Access accounts.
According to the Verge, the emails mainly discuss the latest compromises of several Microsoft-owned Twitter accounts.
A Microsoft spokesperson said a social engineering cyberattack method known as phishing resulted in a small number of Microsoft employee social media and email accounts being impacted.
The spokesperson added that these accounts were reset and no customer information was compromised.
The latest around of attacks affected Microsoft's official news blog, Twitter account and the official Xbox support Twitter account.
--ANI (Posted on 16-01-2014)
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