It looks like Hotmail has been hacked

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by LiveForever, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. LiveForever macrumors 6502

    Dec 13, 2007
    I received an email today from a friends real hotmail address saying he was standed overseas and needed money wired over (by Western Union) as he had lost everything.

    The email was poorly worded and an obvious scam but I replied to warn him and then I had an email back saying no it's really me, send money now..

    I phoned the guy in question and lots of people had contacted him saying the same thing.

    OK a scam but a guy at work knew of someone else also with a hotmail account had the same experience. The nscary thing is that the scammer has hijacked these hotmail email addresses and is replying and receiving emails not intended for them. Juts what can be found in somones hotmail account is really scary-just hope my friend hasn't emailed any banking info or anything sensitive.
  2. marbles macrumors 68000


    Apr 30, 2008
    EU mostly
  3. Spartan1250 macrumors newbie

    Jan 1, 2009
    North Carolina
    Nothing's wrong with hotmail, you can get that on pretty much any other service whether it be Yahoo!, GMail, or AOL. That's why my email is in hexadecimal.:D
  4. chagla macrumors 6502a


    Mar 21, 2008

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