Google, Yahoo also targeted in email scam

Google’s web-based e-mail system, Gmail, has been targeted as part of an “industry-wide phishing scheme”.The firm said that it had immediately safeguarded the affected accounts.BBC News has seen two lists that detail more than 30,000 names and passwords from e-mail providers, including Yahoo and AOL, that were posted online.The lists also include details of thousands of Microsoft Hotmail users. Google said fewer than 500 of its accounts had been affected by the scam.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/8292928.stmAlso see:Gmail, AOL and Yahoo email logins posted online in phishing scam
More than a quarter of a million email accounts on the biggest webmail services are believed to be at risk from online criminals after thousands of passwords belonging to users of the Yahoo, AOL and Gmail services were posted online.The breach, likely to be the accumulation of a number of separate phishing attacks using fake sites to lure people to leave login details, is believed to be one of the biggest of its kind.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/oct/06/gmail-yahoo-aol-phishing-scamGmail, Yahoo Mail join Hotmail; passwords exposed
Google’s Gmail and Yahoo’s Mail were also targeted by a large-scale phishing attack, perhaps the same one that harvested at least 10,000 passwords from Microsoft’s Windows Live Hotmail, according to a report by the BBC.Microsoft, for its part, said late yesterday that it had blocked all hijacked Hotmail accounts, and offered tools to help users who had lost control of their e-mail.
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9139000/Gmail_Yahoo_Mail_join_Hotmail_passwords_exposedTens Of Thousands of Email Usernames and Passwords Posted Online By Phishers
Lists containing tens of thousands of stolen email account usernames and passwords have shown up online over 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 being posted online on October 1, and since then, several other lists were discovered that include email accounts from Gmail and the other providers.
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