We just got tipped by Aman that Microsoft India store has been hacked. I just checked it a minute back and he was right. It has been hacked. This is the homepage at this moment (10:00 PM IST):
As you can see from the image above, it has been hacked by EvilShadow team – 7z1&Ancker. From the tiny little flag and blog links, it looks like the hackers are from China. Their motivation is unknown at this point.
From 7z1′s blog:
”Do not explain, line and over ~Black page Address: http://www.microsoftstore.co.in/evil.html ”
Note – If you have registered at Microsoft India Store at any point of time, I strongly urge you to change your password right now. It’s extremely crucial you do that right away.
Update 2: Looks like Microsoft is back in control of the website. It’s up and running, displaying the following message:
The Microsoft Store India is currently unavailable. Microsoft is working to restore access as quickly as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.