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Hackers could read users’ Outlook, Hotmail, and MSN email via compromised Microsoft support account

Over the weekend Microsoft confirmed that a “limited” number of webmail accounts had been compromised, allowing hackers to access users’ email addresses, folder names, subject lines, and the names of other email addresses with whom they corresponded.

The tech giant told TechCrunch that the attached “affected a limited subset of consumer accounts”, but that paid-for enterprise customers were not affected.

One of the unfortunate victims of the security breach was Reddit user Keats852, who posted a screenshot of the email he received from Microsoft.

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