Following the hacking of Microsoft's India Store by Chinese group Evil Shadow, the company has sent an advisory e-mail to registered users asking them to keep track of their credit card accounts for any unusual activity, admitting that Financial information could have been compromised during the attack. The company has also set up a helpline for customers where they can call between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. at 1-800-102-1100. This looks like a serious security oversight on the part of Microsoft and e-solutions provider Quasar Media, which was appointed by Microsoft India to own, maintain and operate the online store. It appears that the site was not just storing user credentials in plain text, but also storing credit card data, which is usually exchanged over a secure payment gateway. It also might be the case that there was a breach at the payment gateway integration…
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