Microsoft’s India Store Hacked, Database Exploited [Update]
Bad news for Microsoft as their India Store has been hacked. This was pulled off by a group of Chinese hackers known as EvilShadow team – 7z1&Ancker. They have not revealed a reason for hacking the website, but they do have a message. The group has uploaded a file called ‘evil.html’ which says “Unsafe systems will be baptized.”
That’s not all, there is some terrible news as the hackers have also managed to exploit the Microsoft India Store’s data based and all the user details, including passwords have been stolen, as the passwords were stored in plain text, so if you ever registered on Microsoft India’s Store we suggest you change all your other passwords.
Update: The site is up and running again, a Microsoft spokesperson also said, “Microsoft is investigating the limited compromise of the company’s online store in India. The store customers have already been sent guidance on the issue and suggested immediate actions. Microsoft is diligently working to remedy the issue and keep our customers protected.”