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Report: Thousands of Hotmail passwords posted
Thousands of password details for Windows Live Hotmail accounts may have been posted online for everyone to see.

By Emil Protalinski | Last updated October 5, 2009 9:51 AM CT
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Password details for Windows Live Hotmail accounts, including @hotmail.com, @msn.com, and @live.com e-mail addresses, were posted by an anonymous user over at pastebin.com, a site that allows users to paste snippets of text and then share it privately or publicly. On October 1, there were over 10,028 account user names and passwords posted as a result of either some type of ‘hack’ or phishing scheme, most of which appear to be based in Europe, according to Neowin, which first reported this story. Pastebin has since r”

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