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Tens Of Thousands Of Email Usernames And Passwords Posted Online By Phishers
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Written by Daniel   
Thursday, 08 October 2009 17:41

Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo, and other email users' accounts exposed

Oct 06, 2009 | 03:37 PM
By Kelly Jackson Higgins
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Lists containing tens of thousands of stolen email account usernames and passwords have shown up online during the past few days in what researchers say likely came out of multiple phishing attacks.

Most of the accounts were from Microsoft's Hotmail, but Google's Gmail, Yahoo, Comcast, and Earthlink accounts also showed up on lists posted on Pastebin.com, a site typically used for developers to share code. Neowin reported yesterday that 10,000 or so Hotmail account details were posted online on October 1, and since then, several other lists were discovered that include email accounts from Gmail and the other providers. [Comments...]

 
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