Over 10,000 Windows Live passwords leaked

By Matthew
Oct 5, 2009
  1. Update: Microsoft has confirmed Neowin's initial report, saying, "several thousand Windows Live Hotmail customer's credentials were exposed on a third-party site due to a likely phishing scheme." Redmond has determined that its internal data has not been breached, and it is working to help users regain control of their accounts.

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  2. Accounts with A-B as 1st names or Surname. I fall into both Ooer...:)
  3. TorturedChaos

    TorturedChaos TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 828   +17

    Glad I haven't had a hotmail account for about 6 years :D.
  4. maestromasada

    maestromasada TS Rookie Posts: 92

    Look it from the optimistic point of view: I can now ask anybody on the net for my hotmail account password in case I've forgotten it!
  5. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,883   +639

  6. I'm curious to know what over 10,000 mean... is it 10,001 or 100,000 or 1M. give us an accurate or extremely close number.

    nannhy dueh
  7. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Oh, but which password to use when I find them all... such a struggle.

    From what I can tell, the 30,000 accounts are pretty much suppressed now... and it is easy enough to change passwords anyway. Microsoft has certainly made it a nightmare for some of my clients.
  8. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,883   +639

    to Guest

    it was 10,028 i think i read on the bbc website? but its like 30,000 now but no actual number attached.
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