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[News] [Rival] Windows Trojans -- Not Phishing -- Blamed for Microsoft's Account Compromise

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Windows Trojans -- Not Phishing -- Blamed for Microsoft's Account Compromise
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 11 Oct 2009 09:03:13 +0100
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Could Hotmail password theft be due to a trojan?

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| Landesman said that there were a lot of 
| indicators in the password lists that 
| are consistent with data theft rather 
| than phishing.


Microsoft acknowledges Live ID accounts breach

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| Yesterday, Neowin's Tom Warren 
| discovered a list of what appeared to be 
| Windows Live Hotmail account 
| credentials, posted last weekend to a 
| location where you wouldn't expect such 
| a list to appear: a collaborative 
| debugging code sharing site for low-
| level software developers called 
| pastebin.com. Warren reported the news 
| to the world at the same time he 
| reported it to Microsoft.


Some phished Yahoo and Hotmail accounts still open

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| Contrary to previous statements, 
| Microsoft and Yahoo have by no means 
| blocked all the accounts whose access 
| credentials were recently published on 
| the internet. On the list, The H's 
| associates at heise Security found 
| several Hotmail and Yahoo accounts that 
| are still accessible and seem to show 
| some suspicious activity.


Microsoft warns of Modern Warfare 2 phishing scam

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| Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is 
| expected to be the best-selling game of 
| 2009. Unfortunately, some individuals 
| are trying to take advantage of the hype 
| from the upcoming title by scamming Xbox 
| Live users to reveal their passwords to 
| their accounts.



Phishing attack targets Hotmail

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| BBC News has seen a list of more than 10,000 e-mail accounts and passwords
| which had been posted online.


10,000 Hotmail passwords mysteriously leaked to web


Hotmail passwords leaked


Where Are the Cybercops?

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| Everyone talks about Internet security, but no one does
| anything about it. That's not true, of course -- there
| are many organizations and businesses dedicated to
| keeping the Web safe. Yet it is true that no one is
| taking ultimate responsibility for policing the Web. No
| one is willing -- or perhaps, able -- to say "the buck
| stops here." Perhaps that's as it should be?


Hotmail Accounts Getting 'Hijacked,' Microsoft Says

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| Microsoft pointed to e-mail account "hijacking" as becoming an increasing
| problem, especially among Windows Live Hotmail users.
| [...]
| According to Microsoft, a hijacked user account would allow a hacker to send
| e-mails to the user's contacts, which could result in both the user and those
| contacts unwittingly downloading worms onto a workstation. From there, such
| malware can spread to the network.

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