Posted 02 May 2009 - 11:13 AM
hvm, do you have any indication that your account was stolen? For example, is it not recognizing your password, or do you find odd emails in your sent folder? If you don't show any signs of having been hacked, chances are you weren't. Changing of passwords is a good idea, no matter the cause, because malware writers do try to get passwords, but not just for MSN or hotmail accounts. Really, who needs to hack into a hotmail account anyway to send commercial spam? Most importantly, why when you can create any number of new hotmail accounts that will do the trick for you. I'm not trying to play down the identity theft factor, but merely using common sense and the 'facts' available. Jumping to conclusions does no one any good.
The best thing to do if you think your account has been hacked into, is yes, change the password after making sure you are free of malware. But I fail to see indication that this is what happened here. For one thing, when accounts are hacked into, usually the password gets changed... I mean if someone wanted to steal your account, wouldn't they know that you'd try to take it back? Just a thought.
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