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Title: Alert on Hotmail
Post by: scottiesmum on October 05, 2009, 05:22:49 PM
Have just seen this     .....

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8291268.stm
Title: Re: Alert on Hotmail
Post by: tuftedduck on October 06, 2009, 06:59:56 AM
Thanks for the heads-up, scottiesmum.

Could be very nasty for anyone caught out.. :(
Title: Re: Alert on Hotmail
Post by: tuftedduck on October 06, 2009, 10:43:28 AM
It's getting worse.............not only Hotmail now but also Yahoo and Gmail,  amongst others.

Time to change your passwords etc.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8292299.stm
Title: Re: Alert on Hotmail
Post by: scottiesmum on October 06, 2009, 11:05:47 AM
I've just been listening to that TD ... you beat me to it !   

No-one else seems to have picked up on this post ....  I hope they do  !!!
Title: Re: Alert on Hotmail
Post by: toulouse on October 06, 2009, 11:07:55 AM
Just been and done mine on Yahoo. Thanks for the heads up.


TTFN


toulouse
Title: Re: Alert on Hotmail
Post by: UncleUB on October 06, 2009, 11:26:08 AM
Just changed my Gmail and Live.co.uk passwords.

Thanks for the heads up  ;)
Title: Re: Alert on Hotmail
Post by: roseway on October 06, 2009, 11:39:58 AM
Thanks for these warnings. GMail password changed. :)
Title: Re: Alert on Hotmail
Post by: kitz on October 07, 2009, 01:12:17 AM
I wonder if this has anything to do with  hotmail/msn phishing scam (http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php?topic=5713.0) that I reported a week or so back about a site that seemed to have been deliberately set up to trick hotmail users into disclosing their email address and password.

I should imagine that a site like that could trick quite a few of the naive, and start building up a nice list.....  and once they were in the hotmail account then it could also give details of any other passies etc stored via that account.   :no:


Title: Re: Alert on Hotmail
Post by: kitz on October 07, 2009, 02:08:49 AM
I wonder if this has anything to do with  hotmail/msn phishing scam (http://forum.kitz.co.uk/index.php?topic=5713.0) that I reported a week or so back about a site that seemed to have been deliberately set up to trick hotmail users into disclosing their email address and password.


oooh it looks like it could well be!

According to the Beeb (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8292299.stm) "Technology blog neowin.net was the first to publish details of the original attack".
Neowin (http://www.neowin.net/news/main/09/10/06/hotmail-phishing-attack-confirmed-20000-accounts-in-total) reports

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It's clear the lists are the result of a phishing scam and some commenters at Neowin suggest it could be the result of unwitting users sending their credentials to sites that name who has blocked you on popular instant messaging software Windows Live Messenger.
Title: Re: Alert on Hotmail
Post by: UncleUB on October 07, 2009, 02:45:26 PM
Could have been down to 'key logging'

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8294714.stm