LiveJournal warned its users on Monday that lapsed Hotmail accounts are to blame for bloggers having their LiveJournal accounts hijacked.
"Recently some journals and communities have been broken into, their contents deleted, and their owners locked out," LiveJournal said in an e-mail to its users. "The problem appears to stem from Hotmail's policy of recycling inactive e-mail addresses."
Anyone can claim a Hotmail address if it has not been used in more than a year, the e-mail says. Hijackers are grabbing lapsed e-mail addresses that have been publicly displayed on LiveJournal profile pages and are … Read more