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Thousands of Hotmail passwords have been hacked and posted online
Thousands of Hotmail passwords have been hacked and posted online, BBC News has learnt.
Microsoft, which owns the popular web-based e-mail system, said that it was aware of the claims and that it was "investigating the situation".
BBC News has seen a list of more than 10,000 accounts, which technology blog Neowin.net said had been posted online.
The blog suggested the accounts had been hacked or had been collected as part of a phishing scheme.
Phishing involves using fake websites to lure people into revealing personal details such as bank accounts or login names and passwords.
googles his hotmail address to see if mine is online.
Phishing scheme login/password list? Nothing new, sadly.
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