A Google account was deleted from a local Hotmail account.
The account has been restored by Google Play.
The account is not listed on the Google Play Store as being in a private group.
The group has a private link, but is currently unavailable.
The message says:We have recently discovered an unauthorized access of your account and it has been taken down.
Please contact the Hotmail Support team at [email protected]
A Hotmail spokesperson told TechCrunch that the account was in a public group.
They are investigating the issue.
Hotmail has a history of being a target for phishing and hacking.
In June 2016, a hacker who went by the handle “Toby” was accused of stealing more than 50 million Gmail passwords from a Hotmail user.
In August 2016, Hotmail also suffered a data breach, with more than 200 million Gmail accounts in the system compromised.
Hotmail’s CEO, Craig Barratt, later said the company had removed the unauthorized access and the data was encrypted.