Microsoft India Store Hacked by Chinese Hackers, Was Storing Password in Plain Text

Chinese hackers have hacked Microsoft’s India store and it seems, user id/password has been compromised as is evident from pictures posted by the Evil Shadow Team.

hacked_ms_indiaImportant to note that the official site was not run by Microsoft, but by Quasar Media, which has been appointed to operate & maintain Microsoft’s online store.

At the time of reporting this, the site has been taken offline and all the evil files (http://www.microsoftstore.co.in/evil.html) have been removed.

MS India Store Storing Password in Plain Text
MS India Store Storing Password in Plain Text

Worst of all, the site was storing password in plain text, a sin that needs no further comment.

[The news was first reported by wpsauce.]

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