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Microsoft's India Store Hit By Hackers

Microsoft’s online store in India was hit by hackers over the weekend of Feb 11-12, 2012.

Microsoft’s online store in India was hit by hackers over the weekend of Feb 11-12, 2012.

Visitors to microsoftstore.co.in are met with the following message: “The Microsoft Store India is currently unavailable. Microsoft is working to restore access as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.”

The hack, first reported by wpsauce.com and picked up by the Times of India, occurred last night. The website was replaced with an image of a hooded individual wearing a Guy Fawkes mask – the symbol of hacker collective Anonymous – with the line “Evil Shadow Team” at the bottom.

A Chinese member of Evil Shadow Team known as 7z1 posted on his blog that he was a “patriotic” hacker.

Wpsauce.com later said that 7z1 and his partner, Ancker, accessed the site’s database, including passwords. They later uploaded a file titled evil.html with the data.

In a statement, a Microsoft spokeswoman said the company is “investigating the limited compromise of the company’s online store in India. Customers have been notified and provided with guidance to reset their passwords. We are diligently working to remedy the incident and keep our customers protected.”

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In October, Microsoft’s YouTube account was hacked and advertising-themed videos were uploaded.

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