Over 20,000 email accounts compromised by phishing attack

By | October 6, 2009

If you have a Hotmail account (this includes @hotmail.com, @msn.com and @live.com accounts) or Gmail, Comcast or Earthlink I suggest you change your password now.

On October 1st an internet user posted the passwords to over 20,000 accounts on pastebin, a site known to be used by developers to share code. Some people over at Neowin reported that they saw some of the list and said that most of the accounts seem to be from Europe.

So I suggest that if you have a Hotmail, Gmail, Comcast or Earthlink account to login and change your password details just to be safe.