October 5th, 2009, 04:28 PM #1
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Thousands of Hotmail Accounts Breached
A phishing attack targeting Microsoft's popular Hotmail email service has potentially compromised thousands of user accounts. The Redmond-based software giant is investigating the issue, while in the meantime, a security expert with Sophos recommends Hotmail users change their passwords.
Although the details have since been removed, BBC News and Neowin has seen a list of 10,028 names beginning with the letters A and B.
BBC News has confirmed that the accounts are genuine and predominantly originate in Europe.
Source: BBC NEWS | Technology | Thousands of Hotmail users hackedRobert Richmond | Infinite perceptions. One reality.
October 5th, 2009, 04:43 PM #2Around 40% of people use the same password for every website they use, he added.
I've got literally dozens of different passwords for different sites/places...
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