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Microsoft Employees Social media and Email accounts Hit by Hackers

Microsoft said, Documents linked with law enforcement inquiries appear to have been stolen in recent phishing attacks on certain employee email accounts.


Earlier in this month that a small number of Microsoft employee social media and email accounts had been impacted in a phishing attack. The accounts were reset and no customer information was compromised.

Adrienne Hall, General Manager, Trustworthy Computing Group said a select number of Microsoft employees’ social media and email accounts were subjected to targeted phishing attacks. 

This type of attack is not uncommon, and many companies grapple with phishing attempts from cybercriminals.The company has been recently targeted by the Syrian Electronic Army, a hacker group that supports the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. 

SEA attacked this month the social media properties of Skype and other Microsoft social media and blogs, including the Microsoft Office Blogs site.

Company still investigation continues, learned that there was unauthorized access to certain employee email accounts, and information contained in those accounts could be disclosed.

Adrienne Hall said "If we find that customer information related to those requests has been compromised, we will take appropriate action.  Out of regard for the privacy of our employees and customers as well as the sensitivity of law enforcement inquiries we will not comment on the validity of any stolen emails or documents.  "



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