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Did Windows Live got hacked/breached?! Received 11 Emails about Windows Live Code!!

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Did Windows Live got hacked/breached?! Received 11 Emails about Windows Live Code!!

Received 11 emails today from Windows live about this. I never requested any codes from them, and do not recall doing any changes to my account!

Seems like there was some kind of Security breach at Microsoft and there is certainly much more to this. Anyone else received this email too?


[QUOTE]Hi,

Please use the code ******* to use your Windows Live ID from an unrecognized computer.

If you didn't request this code, we recommend that you go to https://account.live.com and update your security information.

Thanks,
The Windows Live Team[/QUOTE]
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xalex0 wrote:
Jul 4th, 2012 2:02 pm
your account got hacked.
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Your account didn't get hacked... Windows live stopped someone from gaining access to your account and sent that code to your email to confirm your ID.

I would change your password and security questions and call it a day.
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mcplar wrote:
Jul 4th, 2012 4:34 pm
Your account didn't get hacked... Windows live stopped someone from gaining access to your account and sent that code to your email to confirm your ID.

I would change your password and security questions and call it a day.
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mcplar wrote:
Jul 4th, 2012 4:34 pm
Your account didn't get hacked...
Since this is a new feature, there is no guarantee that the attacker hasn't been successful before. Why would anyone brute force with 11 attempts?
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I've been getting the same thing.. kept getting it after I changed my password... I just ignore it now because it's one of my many spare accounts so even if it got hacked I wouldn't be affected
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