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    Russian hackers target developer's Microsoft account

    I recently got blocked (temporarily) from my Microsoft account due to hacker activity from Russia and Kazakhstan. Several attempts failed with incorrect password, but I don't suspect these are brute force attempts. Those must be old passwords that were harvested somewhere.

    Does anyone else have any suspicious activity (listed in security tab) on their Microsoft account?
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    Re: Russian hackers target developer's Microsoft account

    Okay, that's really annoying. It looks like your image got resized and it's too small too read the text. Also, why are you posting about a personal technical issue in Chit/Chat? Are you asking for help or do you want to chat about hacker activity and their effects on others?

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    Re: Russian hackers target developer's Microsoft account

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Swinkels View Post
    Okay, that's really annoying. It looks like your image got resized and it's too small too read the text. Also, why are you posting about a personal technical issue in Chit/Chat? Are you asking for help or do you want to chat about hacker activity and their effects on others?
    Likewise, I'm annoyed. No idea about the image re-sizing, apparently you can't upload images in chat, idk. Why are you asking me what my question is, when I posted a very specific question... Where else would I post this question... If there are other forum members experiencing hacks from Russia, then there may be a pattern HERE to be traced. The only Russian hackers I know are here.

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    Re: Russian hackers target developer's Microsoft account

    General PC?

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    Re: Russian hackers target developer's Microsoft account

    Seems reasonable to be in Chit-Chat. General Developer could also be reasonable, if you wanted to try to make it a more technical discussion, but the subject of Russian hacks is currently an unfortunately broad one. I haven't seen that, nor would I really expect to. I would guess that they are probing so many places so often that this amounts to random noise. I agree that they probably got some old credentials and are trying them out, probably in a variety of locations.

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    Re: Russian hackers target developer's Microsoft account

    Quote Originally Posted by dilettante View Post
    General PC?
    It is likely that posting in General PC would get the same ignorant results.

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    Re: Russian hackers target developer's Microsoft account

    Okay, I am sorry about not noticing your question. To give a belated answer, no I have not noticed anything suspicious with my Microsoft account.

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    Re: Russian hackers target developer's Microsoft account

    Okay, I am going to have take my own words back. After checking my security tab, I did see a few failed sign-in attempts from places that were most definitively not me. South Africa/United States.
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    Re: Russian hackers target developer's Microsoft account

    Unsuccessful login on 6/14 from the Ukraine... and on 6/18 from Thailand...
    I should check in on it more often...


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    Re: Russian hackers target developer's Microsoft account

    no problem on mine but I don't use it really. Only for the license of VS 2017 community.
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