Hackers from the Anonymous Sudan group claim that they managed to hack into Microsoft and steal the credentials of 30 million user accounts. The company says that there was no hacking and data leakage.
In recent months, the hack group Anonymous Sudan has attracted the attention of information security specialists with DDoS attacks against Western organizations.
According to some researchers, Anonymous Sudan is associated with the pro-Russian group Killnet, but the hackers themselves deny this.
However, their posts in Arabic and English have signs of machine translation.
Let me also remind you that Microsoft recently warned about the growth in the activity of Russian hackers, and Sekoia spoke about the growth of the Russian DDoSia project, created for DDoS attacks on Western organizations.
Over the weekend, a message appeared on the Anonymous Sudan hackers’ Telegram channel that Microsoft had been hacked. In it, the attackers claimed that they “successfully hacked into Microsoft and gained access to a large database,” which contained information about 30 million accounts, including email addresses and passwords.
The group said it was listing the base for sale for $50,000 in cryptocurrencies. Also attached to the message was a sample of the stolen data, ostensibly in case Microsoft denied the breach.
The hackers have released 100 pairs of credentials, but so far researchers have not been able to verify their origin (data may be old, may have been hacked by a third-party service provider, or stolen from Microsoft systems).
Bleeping Computer journalists contacted Microsoft and asked for comment on Anonymous Sudan’s statements. In response, company representatives said that there were no data leaks and hacks.
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