More than 30,000 email accounts hacked

October 6, 2009 Microsoft, Google and AOL all report accounts have been accessed by hackers.

More than 30,000 user names and passwords were posted on a site used by technology experts last week.

The data has since been removed.

The companies say it was part of a scam to get users to give away their personal information to hackers.

The e-mail providers say security on their servers was not compromised.

The companies are urging anyone with a Hotmail, MSN, G-mail or AOL e-mail to change their password.

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