Last week it was on a few news sites and I saw it on CCN that russians hacked many big sites, but none where named, Apparently there were major companies hit. I have in the last few weeks had a big increase on numerous of my emails getting spammed so I can see a few must of got hit. I got an email claiming to be from Windows forum, and that i to reply in order to see which emails bounce, I instantly though this was a phishing scam as they the hackers would have all this info if your site was hit. Below is part of the email. Can I get a mod to speak on the authenticity of this please. Subject: E-mail Bounce Detection "Sorry to disturb you, Astrix. This e-mail is being sent to all Windows Forums (http://windowsforum.com) members to determine which e-mails bounce on deliver. For security reasons, these accounts will be required to re-authenticate their e-mail address, using our new e-mail authentication protocol. If you've received this message, you are currently registered. #####@me.com, user ID ###### To find out more about the changes taking place in our community, we encourage you to join us! Looking to start a topic or get help your PC? One of our new features allows you to immediately find similar threads when you read a forum page on our website or begin to start your own. A quick-run through of some new features can be found at: http://windowsforum.com/media/windowsforum-com-forum-updates-for-august-8-2014.607/media Have an Apple iPhone or tablet? We understand that you may use Apple devices and still need technical support when your Windows-based PC goes down. And we fought hard to make sure this app is always free and available. Take us on the go, with our latest updated app, published to the iTunes Store today, at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/windowsforum.com-forums-for/id716482895 Android and Kindle users can find our updated mobile app on the Google Play store and Kindle store. Now that you've received this e-mail, your address continues to be verified and account is in good condition. Thanks for reading, and thank you for participating in our online community. Kind regards, Windows Forum Team ~~ Why did I get this e-mail? You have opted-in. To stop receiving e-mail alerts from WindowsForum.com: 1. Sign in on windowsforum.com at http://windowsforum.com/account/privacy 2. Uncheck the box "Receive Site Mailings" to disable website e-mails. 3. Click on "Save Changes" 4. Expect the change to take place immediately. Please note: We do not send out frequent e-mails, and we do not share your e-mail address with third parties. WindowsForum.com is an independent online community and is not affiliated, endorsed, sponsored, or owned by Microsoft Corporation, nor does it hold a claim on the company's trademarked and copyrighted works."