Stolen Hotmail Accounts Reveal Many Simple Passwords
Bogdan Calin is a security researcher, who made that discovery after obtaining about ten thousand Windows Live Hotmail usernames and passwords last week. The data had been stolen, presumably by a phishing scam, and posted to PasteBin, a public website.
The scammers who posted the data also raided Yahoo Mail, AOL, and Gmail, in a study undertaken by the BBC. Their report disclosed that over twenty thousand accounts had been taken from the various providers, including the ten thousand Hotmail accounts that Calin investigated.» Read more