Microsoft denies claims of data breach


Microsoft said there was no evidence of its user data being accessed or compromised.

Anonymous Sudan, a prominent hacker collective, claimed on Telegram that it was selling a treasure trove of Microsoft user data.

“We announce that we have successfully hacked Microsoft and have access to a large database containing more than 30 million Microsoft accounts, email, and passwords,” the group said.

The asking price for the full database is $50,000. Anonymous Sudan provided only a small subset of data – around 100 email and password combinations as proof. Therefore, it’s impossible to independently verify or deny their claims.

Anonymous Sudan boasts about breaching Microsoft
Screenshot by Cybernews.

Microsoft assured Cybernews that there were no signs of compromise and its clients shouldn’t worry.

“At this time, our analysis of the data shows that this is not a legitimate claim and an aggregation of data. We have seen no evidence that our customer data has been accessed or compromised," a Microsoft spokesperson told Cybernews in a written statement.

Anonymous Sudan has recently made headlines by disrupting the website of Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and even taking down the Microsoft 365 software suite, including Teams and Outlook.

While no one is 100% sure who is behind the group, it’s believed to be a pro-Kremlin pet project for spreading a pro-Russian agenda.


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