The State of Hacked Accounts
Oct 06, 2011, 16:01 (0 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to An Anonymous Reader for
this link. ]
"The results of a survey presenting statistics on the theft,
abuse and eventual recovery of Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail and Facebook
accounts, shows that:
"Less than one-third of users noticed their accounts had been
compromised, with over 50% relying on friends to point out their
"15% of users thought their credentials were stolen after they
used a public Internet terminal or WiFi network.
One in eight hijacked accounts were used for a phony distress
email scam that asks friends to wire funds to a foreign country,
and over half of the accounts were used to send spam."