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Monday, 5 October 2009

Over 10 000 Windows Live Hotmail Account Passwords Leaked Online

If your have Windows Live Hotmail account, you may have been subject to a phishing scam that has allowed someone to obtain over 10 000 accounts with email domains including @msn.com, @hotmail.com, and @live.com. The Windows live team has acknowledged the issue and have posted information here. Apparently the usernames and passwords are posted to the website PasteBin and may affect accounts in alphabetical order beginning with the letters "ar" to "bl". Personally, I think that the whole spam/phishing problem is getting worst. I use Gmail for most of my email communication, and I've noticed lately that some of this nasty stuff is getting past the Gmail Spam gates.