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#1 Budapest

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 05:23 PM

Phishing attack targets Hotmail

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8291268.stm

Thousands of accounts on web-based e-mail system Hotmail have been compromised in a phishing attack, software giant Microsoft has confirmed.

BBC News has seen a list of more than 10,000 e-mail accounts, predominantly originating from Europe, and passwords which were posted online.

Microsoft said it had launched an investigation.


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Posted 06 October 2009 - 02:57 AM

wow dam it, i have my account their but i swiftly change my password for protection. that sucks make us wonder how private our emails are......


shame on does who use technology for evil purposes.

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 04:01 AM

I had my "B"luesjunior@hotmail account hacked last week an account I have had for 7yrs without a single problem previously and couldn't figure it out how it happened. I certainly never filled out no form for a fake website and ended up thinking that it must have been done from someone hacking a site I am a member of such as BC and silly as it is I do use the same password like so many others.
If as they are trying to say it was a phishing attack wouldnt the results be random and not alphabetical A-B and are there so many people gullible enough to give their private details on demand that they would have to release them alphabetically at 10,000 a time?. I don't believe it, however I do believe that someone hacked the mainframe hotmail computer and got everyones account details. If you or your friends have hotmail accounts I would urge you to change your password, security question. I have changed my email account over to gmail.
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Posted 06 October 2009 - 03:43 PM

The website (pastebin.com) is experiencing huge levels of activity. Luckily there are legit website used by developers to share code and they're adding extra filters to ensure this doesn't happend again. Wonder what would have happend if this list was posted on a Warez site *cough* Mass Hacking *cough*

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 02:19 AM

I had my "B"luesjunior@hotmail account hacked last week an account I have had for 7yrs without a single problem previously and couldn't figure it out how it happened. I certainly never filled out no form for a fake website and ended up thinking that it must have been done from someone hacking a site I am a member of such as BC and silly as it is I do use the same password like so many others.
If as they are trying to say it was a phishing attack wouldnt the results be random and not alphabetical A-B and are there so many people gullible enough to give their private details on demand that they would have to release them alphabetically at 10,000 a time?. I don't believe it, however I do believe that someone hacked the mainframe hotmail computer and got everyones account details. If you or your friends have hotmail accounts I would urge you to change your password, security question. I have changed my email account over to gmail.



I just check in techspot.com they have confirmed that hotmail,yahoo,google and many others were hack too so if u change to google lol good luck.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 12:36 PM

Google confirms Gmail phishing attack, Downplays scam, says 'small number' of accounts compromised

Google confirmed today that passwords for its free Gmail online e-mail service had been harvested by hackers, but downplayed the phishing attack as involving just a "small number" of accounts


http://www.computerworld.com.au/article/32...p=4&fpid=16




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