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DickyD

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Hacked E'mail Account
« on: December 23, 2011, 08:49:52 pm »

I understand that a lot of you have been receiving strange e'mails from me.

This is not normal

My e'mail account has been hacked and all my contacts have received these e'mails.

I am hoping I have sorted this out, but should you receive anymore of these e'mails ccould you please let me know.

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Re: Hacked E'mail Account
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2011, 09:13:35 pm »

hi Richard, yes, I received one from you yesterday at 13.11....it was just a jumble of letters numbers and other jumbled notations..just deleted it.
hope you get it sorted soon.
neil
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Re: Hacked E'mail Account
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2011, 09:26:23 pm »

This happened to me a couple of years ago - all it needed was a change of password, something that I should have done on a regular basis.  The bad guys hack the service provider (hotmail in my case) and grab a truckload of identities and their passwords, which they then sell on to other undesirables who can then send offers for pharmaceutical goods or tempting false links to everybody in your online address book with the appearance that you were the sender.
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Re: Hacked E'mail Account
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2011, 10:54:00 pm »


Other than changing my email address and blocking the unwanted emails, Any ideas how you stop getting all the spam when someone else's email address book is hacked.
Changing my password won't stop me getting the spam.
Recently happened to my Son's, hotmail account, address book and now I keep getting all this Spam about gambling, Viagra etc to my legitimate address.
No doubt everyone else in his address book is in the same boat.
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Re: Hacked E'mail Account
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2011, 10:59:53 pm »

hotmail picked up on the fact i was  sending spam and next time i tried to log in wouldnt let me till i totaly reset my account and sent a change of password ccomformation to my sis automaticly
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Re: Hacked E'mail Account
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2011, 11:04:08 pm »

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Any ideas how you stop getting all the spam when someone else's email address book is hacked.

That's about it really - change your email, or get another spam filter in line somewhere, but even with the best of them, you'll always get some rubbish through.

Lance
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2011, 11:08:35 pm »

RaaArtyGunner :o...if using MS Outlook it's easy  O0

Left Click & highlight the incoming spam communication
right click
Go to the option'Create Rule'
right click
Highlight Sender
Select Advanced Options
Select Sender
Select Next
Tick the box 'Permanently Delete'
Follow the on screen prompts.....  :}............ Merry Christmas....... Derek
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Re: Hacked E'mail Account
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2011, 11:18:00 pm »

I got one, supposedly from you, similar to Neil. I also deleted it.

Peter.
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RaaArtyGunner

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Re: Hacked E'mail Account
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2011, 12:19:09 am »

Derek,
I use outlook express and whist I also have Outlook installed am lazy in setting it up and learning how to use Outlook.

Outlook express has similar function which creates a blocked senders list and dumps all future emails in deleted box.
Problem is these spammers send from differnet address's.

To date have at least 30 spams all about the same subject but each from a differnet destination which I block on each occasion.

Using the Govt reporting spam sytem doesn't help because the spammers I am told hop from ISP to ISP.
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Re: Hacked E'mail Account
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2011, 07:31:53 am »

Just been told that Hotmail have suspended my account because they think its been hacked [bit late] could get it back in about 24 hours.


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Re: Hacked E'mail Account
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2011, 08:54:59 am »

It beggars belief that Hotmail haven't got better security.
You wonder if they are worth the effort. <:( <:( <:(
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Re: Hacked E'mail Account
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2011, 10:07:58 am »

That's about it really - change your email, or get another spam filter in line somewhere, but even with the best of them, you'll always get some rubbish through.

Lance
Where the spam originates from someone who has been hacked, the cure is to have them change their password.  As simple as that.  Changing spam settings on your own machine will likely block legitimate mails from those who have been hacked.
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Re: Hacked E'mail Account
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2011, 01:27:49 pm »

If you're computer is infected with a trojan or worm, passwords can be harvested from your machine and emails sent using your accounts.

To find and remove this malware, download and install these two programs. Run a full/complete scan from one program, then do it again from the other program. Then repeat both programs to be sure. They find stuff that the other misses. It can take a few hours to do a full scan, but you will have a clean machine afterward. I don't keep them running in the background as it slows the computer a bit, but you can do this if you want. Just run them every so often to make sure you stay clean, or run them when you suspect a problem.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

http://www.superantispyware.com/

Sometimes Hotmail can be hacked without a trojan present, but Hotmail doesn't want you to know this.

Cheers and Merry Christmas!
Darren



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Re: Hacked E'mail Account
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2011, 02:06:04 pm »

If you're computer is infected with a trojan or worm, passwords can be harvested from your machine and emails sent using your accounts.

To find and remove this malware, download and install these two programs. Run a full/complete scan from one program, then do it again from the other program. Then repeat both programs to be sure. They find stuff that the other misses. It can take a few hours to do a full scan, but you will have a clean machine afterward. I don't keep them running in the background as it slows the computer a bit, but you can do this if you want. Just run them every so often to make sure you stay clean, or run them when you suspect a problem.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

http://www.superantispyware.com/

Sometimes Hotmail can be hacked without a trojan present, but Hotmail doesn't want you to know this.

Cheers and Merry Christmas!
Darren





when i had a problem Darren sent me the links above and it sorted out my system, something the supposed all conquering norton wasnt doing

thanks Darren
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RaaArtyGunner

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Re: Hacked E'mail Account
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2011, 09:04:29 pm »

If you're computer is infected with a trojan or worm, passwords can be harvested from your machine and emails sent using your accounts.

To find and remove this malware, download and install these two programs. Run a full/complete scan from one program, then do it again from the other program. Then repeat both programs to be sure. They find stuff that the other misses. It can take a few hours to do a full scan, but you will have a clean machine afterward. I don't keep them running in the background as it slows the computer a bit, but you can do this if you want. Just run them every so often to make sure you stay clean, or run them when you suspect a problem.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/

http://www.superantispyware.com/

Sometimes Hotmail can be hacked without a trojan present, but Hotmail doesn't want you to know this.

Cheers and Merry Christmas!
Darren




Darren,

Thank you for the links  O0 O0 :-)) :-))

Christmas is here and now is coming your way Merry Christmas
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Re: Hacked E'mail Account
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2011, 09:22:44 pm »

Thanks Darren I have just got rid of 427 problems using your scans

Merry Christmas.
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RaaArtyGunner

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Re: Hacked E'mail Account
« Reply #16 on: December 25, 2011, 12:04:54 am »

Thanks Darren,

I was a bit more fortunate and only had 11 items removed, which is still 11 too many.

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