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Phishing scheme affecting some Hotmail customers

Unread postby melboy » October 6th, 2009, 7:28 am

Phishing scheme affecting some Hotmail customers (05/10/2009)

Microsoft, 05/10/2009 wrote:Over the weekend Microsoft learned that several thousand Windows Live Hotmail customers’ credentials were exposed on a third-party site due to a likely phishing scheme. Upon learning of the issue, we immediately requested that the credentials be removed and launched an investigation to determine the impact to customers. As part of that investigation, we determined that this was not a breach of internal Microsoft data and initiated our standard process of working to help customers regain control of their accounts.

Microsoft wrote:Update:
As of 3pm PT: We want to provide a quick update, that as a result of our investigation we are taking measures to block access to all of the accounts that were exposed and have resources in place to help those users reclaim their accounts.

If you believe your information was documented on the illegal list, please fill out the following form to reclaim access to your account.


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Re: Phishing scheme affecting some Hotmail customers

Unread postby melboy » October 6th, 2009, 9:06 am

Scam hits more e-mail accounts

The scale of a phishing attack originally thought to be directed at Hotmail may be larger than previously thought.

BBC News has seen a list of more than 20,000 more names and passwords that have been posted online.

The list contains e-mail addresses and passwords from Hotmail, Yahoo, AOL, Gmail and other service providers.

The list was published on the same website as the original list of 10,000 Hotmail login details.

Some of the accounts appear to be old, unused or fake. However, BBC News has confirmed that many - including Gmail and Hotmail addresses - are genuine.

Other addresses include Comcast and Earthlink accounts.
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