NEW DELHI: Microsoft India’s retail website was down on Monday after reportedly being hacked by a Chinese group calling itself Evil Shadow Team.
The team struck at www.microsoftstore.co.in late Sunday, stealing login ids and passwords of people who had used the website for buying Microsoft products, the Times of India newspaper said.
After hacking the site, the Evil Shadow Team posted a message on the Microsoft website saying that the “unsafe system will be baptized,” the Times of India said.
The Microsoft site was running a message Monday saying that the “Microsoft Store India is currently unavailable” and that Microsoft was working “to restore access as quickly as possible.”
A Microsoft spokesman said that the world’s largest software company could make no immediate comment.
Two years ago, cyber-attackers identifying themselves as the “Pakistan Cyber Army” hacked the website of India’s top police agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation.
Indian IT specialists have long lamented what they say is a lack of awareness about Internet security across the country.