Windows 10 warning: Microsoft says new threat leaves 44 million at risk – are YOU affected | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Windows 10 warning: Microsoft says new threat leaves 44 million at risk – are YOU affected

Microsoft has confirmed that 44 million account details have been leaked. If your details were published online, you will need to change any other accounts that use the same email address and password combination – since hackers will be able to login to any with the same details.

That could leaves users’ social media accounts, email address, or worse yet, bank details vulnerable to cybercriminals.

The vast leak was unearthed by Microsoft’s threat research team. They carried out a routine scan of all Microsoft accounts between January and March – these details were then compared with a database of more than three billion sets of leaked login credentials. Out of the three billion or more, Microsoft got 44 million matches. It’s unclear how these email address and passwords were stolen and published online.

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