1234567 may not be a very secure password, but it's popular on Hotmail.
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Google's Gmail and Yahoo's Mail were also targeted by a large-scale phishing attack, perhaps the same one that harvested at least 10,000 passwords from Microsoft's Windows Live Hotmail, according to a report by the BBC.
The hacker who stole confidential Twitter documents used a feature of Microsoft's Hotmail to hijack an employee's work email account, the site that has published some of the Twitter documents said Sunday.
Microsoft has stopped offering its Windows Live Messenger service to users in five countries that are subject to U.S. sanctions, the company confirmed Friday.
Yahoo Mail isn't the only Web-based mail service that could be duped into giving up someone else's account password, the tactic that some have argued was used to break into Sarah Palin's e-mail last week.
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