Microsoft Addresses ‘ error ‘ with the Exposure of Customer Database

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Microsoft recently stated that it had investigated a security breach in one of its customer accounts and found that the information could have been exposed in December for a short period.

Misconfiguration in the Azure Security database on Dec. 5 empowered the presentation of a large number of client assistance records, as indicated in Microsoft’s blog post on Wednesday. After being warned, the engineers fixed the issue as of Dec. 31. The company claims that there was no malicious use of the data but that the infringement was disclosed in order to be transparent to its customers.

Majority of the customer information stored in the databases had individual data rewritten, Microsoft said. The company said it would contact customers who probably didn’t have any redaction.

The security breach was discovered on Dec. 28 by Bounce Diachenko, a security specialist with Comparitech, who warned Microsoft about the problem on Dec. 29 triggering the patch two days after the fact.

By: Frances Nicole Lunzaga

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