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Kudos0

Hacked Hotmail, Yahoo!, AOL and GMail Accounts- Details Posted Online

Hi, Everyone,

It has come to my attention that a list containing at least 10,000 Accounts Usernames and Passwords were Posted Online on Monday, October 05, 2009; only a limited part of the list was seen.  These were probably gathered by Phishing Attacks, where, for example, you get an e-mail that looks like it is from Microsoft asking you to "Update" your Account Information, but is actually a Hacker that has Sent this e-mail.  When you Click on the Web Link(s) in this e-mail, it will take you to a Fake Web Page which will look like the real Web Site.  Any information you enter will be Sent to the Hacker, or the Hacker would have Key-logging Technology on the Web Site.  Even Opening this e-mail may trigger an e-mail being Sent to the Hacker to confirm that this is an Active Account.  All of the Usernames and Passwords that were Posted Online were for Legitimate Accounts.  The list has now been removed.  I would, therefore, suggest all Users who have a Hotmail Account to change their Password as soon as possible.  Please make sure you use at least Numbers and Letters in your Passwords to make it harder for Hackers to guess correctly.

Message Edited by Floating_Red on 10-06-2009 11:38 AM[edit: Modified subject.]Message Edited by shannons on 10-06-2009 10:36 AM
Thursday, November 21, 2013: The THREATCON was changed to Level 1: Normal | Tue., Nov. 05, 2013: Zero-Day Vulnerability: Microsoft Security Advisory 2896666 | Saturday, November 09, 2013: Cyber-Criminals Serve Up A Veritable Smorgasbord Of Threats For South Koreans | Wednesday, October 09, 2013: New Internet Explorer Zero-Day Targeted In Attacks Against Korea And Japan [C.V.E.-2013-3897]

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Kudos0

Re: Hacked Hotmail, Yahoo!, AOL and GMail Accounts- Details Posted Online

Hi, Everyone,

It has come to my attention that a list containing at least 10,000 Accounts Usernames and Passwords were Posted Online on Monday, October 05, 2009; only a limited part of the list was seen.  These were probably gathered by Phishing Attacks, where, for example, you get an e-mail that looks like it is from Microsoft asking you to "Update" your Account Information, but is actually a Hacker that has Sent this e-mail.  When you Click on the Web Link(s) in this e-mail, it will take you to a Fake Web Page which will look like the real Web Site.  Any information you enter will be Sent to the Hacker, or the Hacker would have Key-logging Technology on the Web Site.  Even Opening this e-mail may trigger an e-mail being Sent to the Hacker to confirm that this is an Active Account.  All of the Usernames and Passwords that were Posted Online were for Legitimate Accounts.  The list has now been removed.  I would, therefore, suggest all Users who have a Hotmail Account to change their Password as soon as possible.  Please make sure you use at least Numbers and Letters in your Passwords to make it harder for Hackers to guess correctly.

Message Edited by Floating_Red on 10-06-2009 11:38 AM[edit: Modified subject.]Message Edited by shannons on 10-06-2009 10:36 AM
Thursday, November 21, 2013: The THREATCON was changed to Level 1: Normal | Tue., Nov. 05, 2013: Zero-Day Vulnerability: Microsoft Security Advisory 2896666 | Saturday, November 09, 2013: Cyber-Criminals Serve Up A Veritable Smorgasbord Of Threats For South Koreans | Wednesday, October 09, 2013: New Internet Explorer Zero-Day Targeted In Attacks Against Korea And Japan [C.V.E.-2013-3897]
Kudos0

Re: Hacked Hotmail, Yahoo!, AOL and GMail Accounts- Details Posted Online

According to a BBC news report this morning the list was of accounts that began with A or B. I would, however, err on the side of caution and change the account password anyway to a strong one as suggested by Floating_Red.
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Kudos0

Re: Hacked Hotmail, Yahoo!, AOL and GMail Accounts- Details Posted Online

Talking of difficult passwords, I've always used old but memorable car registration numbers I've owned.

Always a combination of numbers and letters and never a dictionary word.

Lets be careful out there !
Kudos0

Re: Hacked Hotmail, Yahoo!, AOL and GMail Accounts- Details Posted Online


Kremmen wrote:

Talking of difficult passwords, I've always used old but memorable car registration numbers I've owned.


I hope you don't use the same Password for all things Online; for example, from Banking to Shopping to e-mail...

Thursday, November 21, 2013: The THREATCON was changed to Level 1: Normal | Tue., Nov. 05, 2013: Zero-Day Vulnerability: Microsoft Security Advisory 2896666 | Saturday, November 09, 2013: Cyber-Criminals Serve Up A Veritable Smorgasbord Of Threats For South Koreans | Wednesday, October 09, 2013: New Internet Explorer Zero-Day Targeted In Attacks Against Korea And Japan [C.V.E.-2013-3897]
Kudos0

Re: Hacked Hotmail, Yahoo!, AOL and GMail Accounts- Details Posted Online

It has now been reported that Microsoft has blocked all affected accounts and are now working with the account holders the get their accounts back. Also, most of the addresses were from outside the US (in Europe), it has been stated.

This is where diligence and safe computing habits come in to play. I use Mailwasher Pro to delete any harmful spam messages before Outlook ever sees them. Clicking on links in emails is a no-no.
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Kudos0

Re: Hacked Hotmail, Yahoo!, AOL and GMail Accounts- Details Posted Online

Hi

Don't forget that this includes live.com addresses also, not just hotmail.com accounts.

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Kudos0

Re: Hacked Hotmail, Yahoo!, AOL and GMail Accounts- Details Posted Online

Reports suggest that Yahoo!, A.O.L. and G-Mail have also been Affected.  And it has also been Reported that over 20,000 Usernames and Passwords have been, or were, Posted Online.

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Microsoft, which owns Hotmail, confirmed that it had blocked access to all of the relevant accounts listed. Affected users can fill out a form on the Windows Live e-mail support site to regain access to their accounts, it said.

Message Edited by Floating_Red on 10-06-2009 04:45 PMMessage Edited by Floating_Red on 10-06-2009 04:46 PMMessage Edited by Floating_Red on 10-06-2009 04:47 PM
Thursday, November 21, 2013: The THREATCON was changed to Level 1: Normal | Tue., Nov. 05, 2013: Zero-Day Vulnerability: Microsoft Security Advisory 2896666 | Saturday, November 09, 2013: Cyber-Criminals Serve Up A Veritable Smorgasbord Of Threats For South Koreans | Wednesday, October 09, 2013: New Internet Explorer Zero-Day Targeted In Attacks Against Korea And Japan [C.V.E.-2013-3897]
Kudos0

Re: Hacked Hotmail, Yahoo!, AOL and GMail Accounts- Details Posted Online

Awhile back I received one of these emails that appeared to be from the Live Hotmail team and they said I needed to update my account within 24 hours or it would be suspended and then deleted after 2 weeks.

I didn't buy into it and I just promptly deleted it. Makes me wish that spam creators would just crawl into a hole and die!!!

Kudos0

Re: Hacked Hotmail, Yahoo!, AOL and GMail Accounts- Details Posted Online


DBJr wrote:

Awhile back I received one of these emails that appeared to be from the Live Hotmail team and they said I needed to update my account within 24 hours or it would be suspended and then deleted after 2 weeks.

I didn't buy into it and I just promptly deleted it. Makes me wish that spam creators would just crawl into a hole and die!!!



I've been seeing quite a few of those type emails from my home ISP, where they say they are going to close my account down because it has been hacked and they need my password to straighten things up for me as a valued customer. Two things are wrong with that... my ex used to work for them so I know they don't operate like that, and no one has ever considered me a valued customer. That is where they slipped up and gave themselves away.
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Kudos0

Re: Hacked Hotmail, Yahoo!, AOL and GMail Accounts- Details Posted Online

Hi

I was wonder how long it would take Floating to post about it

Quads 

Kudos0

Re: Hacked Hotmail, Yahoo!, AOL and GMail Accounts- Details Posted Online

This has turned into a phishing scheme. For further details, please see this link. Thanks

http://news.cnet.com/8301-19518_3-10368801-238.html?tag=nl.e703

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view. Windows 10 Pro 64 bit Norton Core Security Plus 22.19.8.65 Core Firmware 282 Chrome latest version.
Kudos0

Re: Hacked Hotmail, Yahoo!, AOL and GMail Accounts- Details Posted Online

You can never stress safe web surfing enough. The social sites are another bad area for that.
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Kudos0

Re: Hacked Hotmail, Yahoo!, AOL and GMail Accounts- Details Posted Online

Looks like they are finally catching some of these thieves.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,561744,00.html
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Kudos0

Re: Hacked Hotmail, Yahoo!, AOL and GMail Accounts- Details Posted Online


floplot wrote:

This has turned into a phishing scheme.


Yes; I explained this in Message 01 how it all works.

Thursday, November 21, 2013: The THREATCON was changed to Level 1: Normal | Tue., Nov. 05, 2013: Zero-Day Vulnerability: Microsoft Security Advisory 2896666 | Saturday, November 09, 2013: Cyber-Criminals Serve Up A Veritable Smorgasbord Of Threats For South Koreans | Wednesday, October 09, 2013: New Internet Explorer Zero-Day Targeted In Attacks Against Korea And Japan [C.V.E.-2013-3897]
Kudos0

Re: Hacked Hotmail, Yahoo!, AOL and GMail Accounts- Details Posted Online

Some Reports are now indicating that there may have been more than 30,000 Details were Posted Online, with some which - the Usernames and Passwords - appeared to be Un-Used, Old or Fake.

If you have either a Hotmail, Yahoo!, A.O.L. and/or G-Mail Accounts, and have not changed your Password yet, then please do so as soon as possible, or Register for a New Account, as soon as possible.  Before doing so, please make sure your computer in Threat-free by Running Full System Scan(s), dis-connected from the Internet, making sure you Update before dis-connecting.  Thank-You.

Message Edited by Floating_Red on 10-07-2009 09:05 PM
Thursday, November 21, 2013: The THREATCON was changed to Level 1: Normal | Tue., Nov. 05, 2013: Zero-Day Vulnerability: Microsoft Security Advisory 2896666 | Saturday, November 09, 2013: Cyber-Criminals Serve Up A Veritable Smorgasbord Of Threats For South Koreans | Wednesday, October 09, 2013: New Internet Explorer Zero-Day Targeted In Attacks Against Korea And Japan [C.V.E.-2013-3897]

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