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Windows 7: Hotmail passwords leaked online ?

05 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP
Thousands of Hotmail Passwords Leaked Online.

Todays Update
Hotmail phishing attack confirmed, 20,000 accounts in total

Microsoft confirmed yesterday evening that the popular web email service, Hotmail, had been targeted by malicious fraudsters in what is commonly referred to as a phishing scam, tricking users into revealing their credentials at fake websites.

Neowin can today reveal that more lists are circulating with genuine account information and that over 20,000 accounts have now been compromised. Non-Hotmail passport accounts have been affected too. A new list contains email accounts for Gmail, Comcast, Earthlink and other third party popular web mail services. It's not clear if this is login information for the service itself or the Microsoft Passport passwords.
More from Neowin......
(Thanks to neowin for the heads-up on the news)


Over the weekend Microsoft learned that several thousand Windows Live Hotmail customers’ credentials were exposed on a third-party site due to a likely phishing scheme. Upon learning of the issue, we immediately requested that the credentials be removed and launched an investigation to determine the impact to customers. As part of that investigation, we determined that this was not a breach of internal Microsoft data and initiated our standard process of working to help customers regain control of their accounts.
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Rafael Rivera from WithinWindows posted this link that checks a given Windows Live mail some 19000+ phished list.

information   Information

Can Confirm this, tried severel logins and they Surerly Work.
-no intention to screw any logins, just want to check if this was a rumor-

Please Change your Hotmail Passwords. Its Better to be Secure

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Oct 2009   #2


MS recently took a few weeks to correct a problem I was having with my mail account.

I'm done with that "service".
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Oct 2009   #3

Windows 7 32bit RTM

omg lol changing pass now.! :P!
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05 Oct 2009   #4

windows vista home

Thanks for that. I have now changed my password.:)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional, Windows XP

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by georgio View Post
Thanks for that. I have now changed my password.:)
Your welcome georgio, and welcome to sevenforums

I assume that the logins are some phished ones, and not leaked directly from some login database.

Its always better to change the password rather than taking any risks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Oct 2009   #6

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

I wonder how this will effect MDSN/Technet users?
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05 Oct 2009   #7

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1

I've received more than o couple of e-mails like these from some of my contacts recently..

! invited you to check who has deleted or blocked you from their contact list on MSN Messenger.

It's Easy, Secure and Free!

Try it Now, Click Here

Status Checking Team.

This mail is sent by using MSN status checking Application.
This email cannot be considered as SPAM as this is an invitation to you by the sender.
Sometimes I wonder if people can really be that dumb to type their password there.. I guess they can..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Oct 2009   #8

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

10,000 were!..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Oct 2009   #9

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi all
One of many reasons why I don't like Hot / Live or any Webmail based email service -- I always RDP to my own server and use the email via the ISP -- not 100% foolproof but much more secure than webmail based services -- also no annoying ads and generally works faster too - especially on receive.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Oct 2009   #10

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

Strange, I cannot log into Hotmail this morning, I could last night
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