Microsoft takes full preventive measures when it comes to online Internet security of the company. Recently, it has blocked all the TelstraClear users in New Zealand from sending e-mails from their Hotmail accounts to the Microsoft site. This step was taken due to phishing attacks on the company’s website from the hotmail accounts of TestraClear users.
TestraClear is a leading voice and data company, known for its innovative market products and services for various sectors like business, government, wholesale, and residential. Such a ban from Microsoft has definitely caused an outrage for TestraClear, due to inconvenience caused to its users. "Spam email is an international problem and rejection of emails affects many internet providers from time-to-time," said Gary Bowering, spokesperson, TestraClear. Bowering also said that the company is taking full measures to educate their users on changing their password and to protect against such further attacks.
Microsoft has explained that the move was an important lesson for its Hotmail users to use antimalware software for protection against such phishing attacks. "A timely reminder to all email users to use free tools like Microsoft Security Essentials to guard against viruses, spyware and other evil software," said Lucy Powell, spokesperson, Microsoft.
The stringent action from Microsoft may have caused trouble for TestraClear users, but it is a good reminder of the importance of having proper Internet security for safer browsing.