Microsoft banishes rumors of cyber attack and steal of data from 30m accounts

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Just a day after hacktivists group “Anonymous Sudan” took claim of cyber-attack on Microsoft servers to steal info from over 30 million accounts, the Satya Nadella led company issued a press statement that the publishes stories in a certain section of media are false and completely baseless.

Anonymous Sudan, a group linked to Killnet, a pro-Russian Hacktivists group is known to launched denial of service attacks aka DdoS. Their main aim is to disrupt the network of servers, causing downtime to the victim.

But they never indulged in data steal and so the claims published by few media resources that they have siphoned data related to 30m accounts is false.

The technology giant added in its statement that the said group of cyber criminals were responsible for downtime of online services such as Azure, Outlook, and OneDrive for a certain period in June this year. But the company banished all rumors related to data steal and insisted that it gives high priority in protecting the information of its customers and have put all security measures in place in practical.

NOTE- A Telegram user has posted on the messaging platform that the stolen data belonging to 30 million Microsoft customers including their emails and passwords was available for sale at a price of $50,000. And interested parties can contact the bot to fetch more about the info. Interestingly the post was available in Urdu and English, so that those from middle east and west can understand and connect with ease.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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