This is big, Really Big.
A serious security hole was recently patched by Microsoft after the flaw was reported early last week in various hacking forums. Youtube videos have also surfaced showing how the hack is performed.
The scary thing about this is that with access to an email account it is possible that identity security is severely compromised as the account could be used to gain access to other accounts and services and potentially steal the identity of the account holder.
A sure sign that you account has been compromised would be having trouble logging into the account with your usual username and password because the first thing hackers do in this case is change your password to give them exclusive access to the account and start working on getting access to your sensitive information. If you think your hotmail account may be hacked have a look here to find out what to do next.
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