icrosoft is investigating claims that thousands of Hotmail passwords have been hacked and posted online.
Details of Microsoft Windows Live Hotmail accounts reportedly hacked into
The company confirmed it was looking into a report on technology blog neowin.net which said the details of "over 10,000" accounts had appeared on another website.
A Microsoft spokesperson said: "Microsoft has been made aware of the claims that Windows Live IDs and passwords have been made available on the web.
"We're actively investigating the situation and will take appropriate steps as rapidly as possible.
"Microsoft is committed to protecting the privacy of our customers and believe they deserve to have their personal data used only in ways they have agreed to, and in ways that provide value to them."
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