SoftImpact

Microsoft Security Shocker as 250 Million Customer Records Exposed Online

Microsoft Security Shocker as 250 Million Customer Records Exposed Online

January 23, 2020

250 million Microsoft customer records, going back 14 years have been exposed online without password protection, a new report revealed.

 

Security research team at Comparitech uncovered no less than 5 servers having these same 250 million records. The records were customer service conversations between Microsoft support agents and customers from all around the world.

 

The records are from 2005 till December 2019. All data was accessible to anyone without any authentication.

 

The data appeared to be customers email addresses, IP addresses, locations, support claim cases, and few more.

 

So how was the Microsoft data exposure discovered, and how long did it take to lock down?

 

On December 28, 2019, threat intelligence search engine BinaryEdge discovered the database. The second day, the head of the security research team at Comparitech immediately reported the tread to Microsoft and within 24 hours, all servers were secured.

 

Microsoft Security Centre issued a statement thanking Comparitech, and reassuring customers that they are taking this matter seriously and holding themselves accountable to prevent any future reoccurrence.

 
Source: Forbes
 

Follow us on our Social Media platforms to know more about the latest technology world news.

Twitter: twitter.com/softimpacts

Instagram: instagram.com/softimpact/

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/softimpact/

Facebook: facebook.com/softimpact/



LET’S START A NEW PROJECT TOGETHER!



6 Days ago

Facebook Inc (FB.O), under fire from regulators and lawmakers over its business practices, is planning to rebrand itself with a new group name that focuses on the metaverse, the Verge reported on Tuesday.

October 14, 2021

The micro-blogging platform "Twitter" has made a tool to get rid of spam over the network for users of its version on the "web", after it was available some time ago for the smartphone versions.

October 05, 2021

A sudden technical malfunction caused the Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp applications owned by Facebook to stop.

September 29, 2021

Expo 2020 Dubai is all about looking to the future: which is why there will be 152 robots on-site to guide you around!

September 21, 2021

A SpaceX webcast of the launch showed Isaacman, 38, and his crewmates - Sian Proctor, 51, Hayley Arceneaux, 29, and Chris Sembroski, 42 - strapped into the pressurized cabin of their gleaming white SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule, dubbed Resilience,...

Load More Load More
Softimpact. All Rights Reserved © 2021 | Privacy Policy

GET IN TOUCH

SITEMAP

© 2021, Softimpact. All Rights Reserved | Privacy Policy

COME FOR A CHAT
COFFEE ON US...

Aamal Center, 6th floor,
Barbar Abou Jaoude Street
Jdeideh Highway - Lebanon
Contact Phone Tel: +961 1 890 888
Fax: +961 1 890 999
2, Genevis Street,
GENEVA COURT, Flat 301
3116 Limassol - Cyprus
Contact Phone Tel: +357 25 338 379
Fax: +357 25 338 379

FOLLOW US ON