At risk e-mail accounts are Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail
At risk e-mail accounts according to the University of California (Berkeley) and Google are Gmail.com, Yahoo.com and Hotmail.com. Users who use those email account have the highest probability of being victims of hacking attacks. The types of attacks are credential exposure, phishing, and keylogging.
Much of the expose is due to the multitudes of “unsophisticated” users who are not well trained in how to avoid those attacks. In addition, there is the exposue they face due to the loss of their credentials because of a lack of adequate security at hosting sites from where their credentials and personal data can be extracted. The cases in point are the recent massive hacks at Yahoo and Experian.
The summary results of the study are: