What some will do for money. And, what some will do because they’re lazy.
Hackers are deploying ransomware which hijacks Hotmail accounts.
I don’t get the point, but then again, I don’t get much. Meanwhile, I am still trying to figure out what real purpose is served in keeping your free email on the provider’s servers, particularly since most POP access is free as well.
UPDATE: Techdirt says you wouldn’t have this problem if you kept your data to yourself. Uh, POP?