Hackers breach Indian Microsoft Store, passwords exposed

Shane McGlaun - Feb 13, 2012, 4:06am CST
Hackers breach Indian Microsoft Store, passwords exposed

Anyone who signed up for an account or purchased items from the Microsoft Store in India has reason to be concerned today. Over the weekend, hackers were able to break into the Microsoft India store and compromised the store database. The database breach apparently happened last night and the home page of the site was replaced with one showing the photo you see below.

The photo that replaced the website homepage showed that the responsible parties for the hack were EvilShadow team – 7z1&Ancker. The hackers are apparently from China and at this point, there’s no indication of why they hacked the site. The hackers were also able to upload an additional photo some verbiage the read “Unsafe system will be baptized.”

The part of this hack that will concern people who have done business with the Microsoft Store in India the most is that the database was breached, and passwords were stolen. The passwords were reportedly stored on the server in plain text. As of now, there’s no word on whether credit card data was stolen in the hack.

[via WPsauce]

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