Hotmail password breach blamed on phishing attack

Microsoft has confirmed that the publication of thousands of Hotmail passwords was the result of a phishing attack against users of the popular email service.Precise details of the strike, which was first uncovered on Monday, remain unclear. But in a statement, the American software company said that the culprit had not breached its security, and had instead fooled Hotmail users into handing over their details.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/oct/06/hotmail-phishing

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