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Live Mail accounts set up by spammers.

Forcepoint : 07 February, 2008  (Technical Article)
Websense warns of spam wave originating from Live Mail accounts after hackers manage to create accounts automatically.
Websense Security Labs ThreatSeeker technology has discovered that Windows Live Mail accounts have been targeted in recent spammer tactics. In these recent attacks, spammers have managed to create bots that are capable of signing up and creating random Live Mail accounts that could be used for a wide range of subsequent attacks.

The malware is interesting in that it auto-registers Hotmail/MS accounts; manages to break captchas; and uses MS Live accounts to send SPAM so reputation may not work.
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