Microsoft employee e-mail also hit by Syrian Electronic Army
After some of the company's social-networking accounts were hacked, Microsoft says some of its e-mail accounts were also compromised.
In addition to compromising some of Microsoft's social-networking accounts, the Syrian Electronic Army also accessed a "small number" of employee e-mail accounts, the company confirmed Wednesday.
The hacking group, which has taken responsibility for an array of breaches in the past couple of years, tweeted three e-mails over the weekend that appeared to originate from Microsoft employee Outlook Web Access accounts. The screenshots posted by the group included conversations among employees regarding recent compromises of Microsoft-owned Twitter accounts.
"A social engineering cyberattack method known as phishing resulted in a small number of Microsoft employee social media and e-mail accounts being impacted," a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement to CNET. "These accounts were reset and no customer information was compromised. We continue to take a number of actions to protect our employees and accounts against this industrywide issue."
The Syrian Electronic Army -- a political hacking group that supports Syrian President Bashar Assad -- appears to be waging a war on Microsoft. Over the weekend, the group, along with Xbox's Instagram account. The company's TechNet blog was also compromised.
A tweet sent by the group Wednesday indicated that its campaign against the tech giant was not over.
Twitter has long been a favorite battleground for the Syrian Electronic Army, with recent hack victims including the accounts of the parody news site, the , , NPR, (parent company of CNET), the Guardian, and the .
[Via The Verge ]