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#1 Tony.

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 20:49

According to tech news site Neowin, an anonymous user posted usernames and passwords for over 10,000 Windows Live Hotmail accounts to web site PasteBin, including accounts on email domains like @hotmail.com, @msn.com, and @live.com. Neowin verified that the accounts are genuine, and that most appear to be based in Europe. Ars Technica reports, more specifically, those leaked accounts include usernames in alphabetical order beginning with the letters "ar" to "bl". Microsoft has confirmed the leak, so if you're a Live Hotmail user and you suspect you may have been affected, now's the time to change that password. For the rest of us—well, this may serve as a reminder that it might be a good time to do a password refresh, anyway.


http://lifehacker.co...s-leaked-online

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#2 XerXis

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 20:50

also here: http://www.standaard...DMF05102009_033

however, all these sites dramatize the original article and pretend like hotmail got hacked. Which isn't the case at all. Just stupid users falling for fishing attacks

#3 jonhapimp

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 20:51

http://www.neowin.ne...w...830336&st=0
http://www.neowin.ne...#entry591665552

#4 neodorian

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 20:51

Wonder if that's why the site seems slow today.

#5 jonhapimp

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 20:55

it better be i noticed it was really slow

#6 what

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 20:57

Frankly, if there's any site out there reporting on this story without mentioning Neowin, they're plagiarising :p

#7 morphen

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 20:58

Tom is famous ;)

#8 Barney T.

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 20:59

http://forums.winxpc...ead.php?t=28287

#9 OP Tony.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 00:47

Sorry, I realise I was late posting this topic and didn't see how big this story turned out to be. Quite funny really. :p