Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Microsoft Confirms Hotmail Data Posted on Web Site

Thousands of usernames and passwords from hotmail.com, msn.com and live.com accounts were posted on a third-party site (http://pastebin.com), Microsoft has confirmed. The Windows Live Hotmail data leak was not due to a phishing scheme and not a data breach, Microsoft said. The Hotmail users affected appeared to be mostly based in Europe.

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