Business Cloud Service Breached
DATA LOSSDecember 23, 2010
Computerworld reports a breach of address book data belonging to customers of Microsoft's Business Productivity Online Suite (BPOS) Standard occurred in the company's data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company has stated that the issue was resolved within two hours of being discovered, noting that "a very small number" of illegitimate downloads occurred and it is "working with those few customers to remove the files." A configuration issue made it possible for other customers in the service to download "Offline Address Book information...in a very specific circumstance," Director of BPOS Communication Clint Patterson said.