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We're Flying This Hotmail Account to Cuba

So you think your Web e-mail account is safe? Wrong. An increasing number of users, including some Redmond Report readers, are reporting that hackers are breaking into their accounts and using them to mail out worm-laden messages -- to their contacts! Most hackers use brute-force methods to crack your password, and then they're off and running.

Two Redmond Report readers reported such attacks. In one case, Microsoft was very responsive. The other got ignored like Bill Gates at a high school dance.

What's your worst hacker story? Shoot details (worm-free, of course) to dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 08/31/2009 at 1:17 PM


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