Hackers Post 10K Hotmail Passwords Online

Operation may have thousands more; Microsoft investigating
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2009 6:12 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Names and passwords for at least 10,000 compromised Hotmail email accounts were made public today, and Microsoft says it's investigating. A list of account names and passwords that was posted to a software development forum may only be a small part of the cache of stolen info—it consisted entirely of accounts that began with the letter A or B, the BBC reports.