Check your webmail accounts

Just this morning, I’ve had to deal with one hacked webmail account, received word of another, and heard from a trusted source that a security-oriented agency held impromptu meetings about webmail passwords today. Not saying that adds up to something big, but there’s a little too much coincidence here for me to dismiss.

The problem in the two cases I know of involve emails being sent out to everyone in the users’ address book. I don’t keep contacts in my webmail address book, so I can’t be directly affected, but I’m changing passwords and looking for and severing connections to old email accounts nonetheless.