The Spam Diaries

News and musings about the fight against spam.
 by Edward Falk

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Cyber Thieves Steal Entire E-Mail Accounts

From WBAL, in Baltimore. The article states "A new type of online crime is occurring", but it's actually a very, very old crime. The article is about how thieves stole the email account of someone who had used Hotmail from a public terminal and apparently forgot to log out or perhaps was hit by a keystroke logger. The thief tried to use the account to commit fraud on eBay, but was stopped. The victim was unable to get any help from Microsoft or Hotmail.


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