Scammers Using Leaked Hotmail Lists?

Kara Reeder

Scammers are starting to make use of the leaked Hotmail passwords.


According to Patrik Runald, senior manager of Websense's security research team, there has been a 30 to 40 percent increase in spam messages pushing great consumer electronic bargains, reports ITWorld. While Runald says the link between the increase in scams and the Hotmail lists is circumstantial, he still believes that it's credible, adding:


The increase in spam started as these lists became public knowledge ... Since the lists made it into the public domain, [scammers have] been piggybacking.

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