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Hotmail Breached; Microsoft Now Investigating

Microsoft said that it is investigating a security snafu at its Hotmail property that occurred earlier this week. Some Hotmail users report that, upon logging into their account, they would see the inbox that belonged to someone else.

Microsoft quickly issued a statement: "Microsoft is investigating reports of a limited number of instances in which Windows Live customers may have access to other customers' accounts when accessing their account through mobile web browser. Microsoft takes customers' privacy seriously, and immediately upon learning of these reports, we started an investigation."

The company hasn't yet revealed what, if anything, it has discovered yet, but pledged to take appropriate action once it has completed the investigation.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • tikrjee
    ... as if the huge influx of spam weren't bad enough?
    Thank you, Gmail!
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  • herniter
    Insert thank god I have _____ email provider here... /sarcasm
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  • acadia11
    Hotmail, what's that??? That's like oh so 1996? I just forward all my spam from my other e-mail accounts to my hotmail account. Duh? I'm mean these people who are looking for information I'll gladly just forward the spam to them.
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  • eagles453809
    hahahahahahahhahaha go microsoft!
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  • grieve
    tikrjee... as if the huge influx of spam weren't bad enough?Thank you, Gmail!
    I have two hotmail accounts and one Gmail account... Gmail is my main mail supplier and to be honest i find the Spam far more sever in Gmail.

    Also i find hotmail easier to read when you get many sent/replies to one email.

    It's free, how can anyone complain realy?
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  • acadia11
    Do you work for MicroSoft?
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  • zoemayne
    I heard a similar story like this it had to do with a specific phone and facebook/myspace pages this is an identical scenario not microsofts fault
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  • zoemayne
    zoemayneI read* a similar story like this it had to do with a specific phone and facebook/myspace pages this is an identical scenario not microsofts fault
    Reply
  • wintermint
    Oh ****!
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  • SneakySnake
    I can honestly say that I've never gotten a single spam message in my Gmail inbox, besides things that I willingly signed up for, like newsletters and stuff
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