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Microsoft: No user data taken in Skype breach

Microsoft was able to quickly plug a security hole that allowed a hacker group to hijack the company's Skype social media accounts
By: Michael Hatamoto | Privacy & Rights News | Posted: Jan 5, 2014 2:25 pm

Skype user information was not at risk after the Syrian Electronic Army hacker group compromised Skype social media accounts. Microsoft-owned Skype was targeted following leaks from former NSA analyst Edward Snowden, claiming the software company freely gave access so the government could easily snoop on users.




Microsoft confirmed the targeted cyber attack, but said "credentials were quickly reset" before any harm could be done. These types of data breaches are becoming more common, with companies and cyber criminals understanding how important stolen personal information can be.


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