Miscellaneous: November 2007 Archives

Hotmail / EBay Follow Up

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Earlier today I posted this regarding compromised EBay / Hotmail accounts. Well, check this out:

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.....guess this confirms the intentions behind all these hijacks.

If you happened to login to Hotmail recently, found yourself locked out and presented with this at the Password Reset screen:

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...yes, your secret question is now in Chinese...then don't panic, because you're not alone. There seems to be a little outbreak of Hotmail accounts being compromised (likely via Phishing, though we have no evidence of the method used yet), and then from there, EBay accounts are hijacked. Most likely, this is to use those EBay accounts to sell dubious merchandise (or, more likely, pretend to sell merchandise then run away with the profit, leaving you with bad feedback galore).

Here's someone back in October complaining about it, and you'll see a few others at the end of the comments section here with the same problem. In all cases, you should go here to get help reclaiming your Hotmail account and go here to chat with EBay Live Support.

There's been quite a bit in the news recently about Habbo Hotel, and while there are some interesting tools out there designed to swipe login details, I find....

habscam1.jpg

....that, despite all the warnings....

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.....quite often, the easiest way to cheat people out of their login details....

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....is to ask for them.

I'd like to tell you the rest of that page didn't consist of people hurling their login details at the original poster.

Sadly, I'd be lying.

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