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    Gmail also hit by e-mail phishing scheme

    Hotmail users aren't the only ones who've been hit by a phishing scheme over the past week. Google told BBC News on Tuesday that Gmail users have also been affected by the hackers who posted passwords online.

    The problem is far more widespread than was disclosed on Monday, possibly affecting Yahoo and AOL e-mail accounts as well, according to BBC News.

    Google described the issue as an "industrywide phishing scheme." BBC News said it has seen two lists posted online with "more than 30,000 names and passwords" from Gmail, Yahoo, AOL, Microsoft's Windows Live Hotmail, and other service providers.

    "We recently became aware of an industrywide phishing scheme through which hackers gained user credentials for Web-based mail accounts including Gmail accounts," a Google representative told me in an e-mail.

    The representative said that Google immediately "forced passwords resets on the affected accounts."

    Full story: c|net

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    a Google representative told me in an e-mail.
    mmmmmm,i wonder if that was through Gmail or Hotmail

    ill be back soon,
    just watching some paint dry.

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