More than 30,000 email accounts hacked

October 6, 2009 7:18:15 PM PDT
Thousands of e-mail accounts have been compromised.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.