over the weekend, Microsoft stepped in too, issuing a software update for Windows users that reverses the Intel-created patch.

Microsoft this week admitted that “cybercriminals” have compromised a small number of Outlook.com accounts. But the firm says it has no idea how the accounts were compromised.

“Microsoft recently became aware of an issue involving unauthorized access to some customers’ web-based email accounts by cybercriminals,” a Microsoft statement provided to Techcrunch reads. ”We addressed this scheme by disabling the compromised credentials to the limited set of targeted accounts, while also blocking the perpetrators’…