Update – there are now 20,000 accounts affected and non-Hotmail addresses.Yesterday, reports emerged that 10,000 Hotmail account addresses and passwords had been posted to the site PasteBin.com. Today, BBC News revealed that it has discovered another incriminating list containing log-in information for 20,000 additional e-mail addresses. The new batch, though, not only includes information from compromised Hotmail accounts, but also from Gmail, Yahoo!, AOL, and several other major e-mail providers. Personal advice: If you haven’t change your free email account password yet, please DO IT RIGHT NOW. Here are the related news from other website: BBC NEWS: Google Targeted In Email Scam BBC NEWS: Phishing attack targets Hotmail SWITCHED: Hotmail Password Scam Spreads To Gmail, AOL Mail And Yahoo NEOWIN.net – Thousands of Hotmail passwords leaked online ComputerWorld.com – Researcher refutes Microsoft’s account of hijacked Hotmail passwords [tags] hotmail passwords leaked online, phishing attack targets Hotmail, hotmail gmail yahoo email scam [/tags]
Breaking News: Hotmail password scam spreads to Gmail, AOL Mail and Yahoo!