Friday, October 9th, 2009

Thousands of Hotmail Accounts Allegedly Hacked

October 5, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Services

Thousands of Hotmail Accounts Allegedly Hacked

Can hotmail users confirm this? According to Neowin, someone posted on pastebin a list of ten-thousand hotmail accounts—complete with corresponding passwords. The list is helpfully sorted from A to B, which for some reason according to Neowin, suggests that other lists are stored somewhere online.
Even if this report turns out to be false, it’s still a good reminder to change your web email password now, regardless of what service you’re using. For something that’s literally the foundation of the online existence of millions, it’s amazing how few practice good security and change it on a regular basis. For hotmail users, …read more


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