Microsoft store hacked - logins, passwords stolen

Summary:Chinese hackers called Evil Shadow Team struck India's online Microsoft store over the weekend.

Hackers struck India's Microsoft store on Sunday, stealing login identities and passwords of customers who used the Web site for shopping.

According to a Monday report on the Times of India, the user details of the customers which were stolen from the online store, were reportedly in plain text file, without any encryption. The hackers allegedly belonged to a Chinese group, Evil Shadow Team.

Following the hack, the members posted on the Microsoft Web site stating "unsafe system will be baptized". The Web site has since been taken down, and at press time has yet to be restored.

Visitors to the Web site were greeted by a message that read "The Microsoft Store India is currently unavailable. Microsoft is working to restore access as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused".

Microsoft has yet to acknowledge or comment on the security breach, when approached by the publication.

For more on this story, read Microsoft India's store hacked on ZDNet Asia.

Topics: Software Development, Browser, Microsoft, Security

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Elly grew up on the adrenaline of crime fiction and it spurred her interest in cybercrime, privacy and the terror on the dark side of IT. At ZDNet Asia, she has made it her mission to warn readers of upcoming security threats, while also covering other tech issues.

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