After Hotmail, G-mail, Yahoo, AOL get phished

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Bangalore, Oct 7: While Microsoft launched its damage control efforts to help its users reclaim the accounts that came under the recent phishing attack, other e-mail services too were reportedly attacked by the hackers.

According to reports, on Tuesday, Oct 6, Google's G-mail, AOL and Yahoo Mail too became the victims of a large phishing attack, in which at least 10,000 accounts were harvested.

The new list also includes the email accounts for Comcast, Earthlink and other third party popular web mail services.

Confirming that G-mail was affected in the 'industry-wide phishing scheme', Google told BBC, "As soon as we learned of the attack, we forced password resets on the affected accounts. We will continue to force password resets on additional accounts when we become aware of them."

Microsoft on Monday, Oct 5 confirmed that thousands of Hotmail accounts were phished.

These attacks comes amid the increase in the number of phishing attacks. Official data of Anti-Phishing Working Group reveals that 50 000 mass attacks took place in Jun 2009.

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