Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Microsoft India Store Hacking - Credit Card Details May Have Leaked

Microsoft Hack

Earlier this month, Microsoft India store website came under attack from expert hackers, it is believed that the hackers not only defaced the website but also got hold of a list of credit card numbers and personal details of customers who had purchased from the Microsoft India Store.Microsoft is giving out this warning to their customers a little late, at-least that is what I feel.

The hacking took place on the 12th of February, when the high security of the Microsoft website was broken down by the Evil Shadow Team, who left the message - "Unsafe systems will be baptized."

Here is the list of potential compromises of information during the hacking -
  • Names
  • Phone Numbers
  • Addresses
  • User-names
  • Passwords
  • Credit Card Numbers
  • Previous consumer reports
Microsoft India has advised their customers to change their passwords to make sure that these hackers cannot access their account again.

Microsoft has now created a hotline number for members to call, for more information with how to deal with the issue: 1-800-102-1100.

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Gautham A S is a personal tech columnist and blogging expert at TechGau.Org, one of the leading Tech, How-To and Blogging Tips blogs in the world..