Hotmail accounts hacked and passwords posted online
If you're still using Hotmail for all your email needs, now would be a really, really good time to change your password. In fact stop reading this and change it now. And your security question. And wear a hat.
Microsoft is investigating claims that over 10,000 Hotmail accounts have been hacked and had their passwords posted online. Tech blog neowin.net claims to have seen a list posted in a developer's forum last week, listing thousands of accounts alphabetically listed from A through to B, which suggests it was only a fragment of a much larger database. The site "confirms the list is genuine and most [accounts] appear to be based in Europe."
If you have a Hotmail account then you'd be wise to change your details immediately. Even a secondary or dormant account should be updated, in case you've used the address as a back-up to your primary email account or to register for other online services.