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Have I been hacked??

 
jlowen
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02/07/2013 05:09 AM

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Have I been hacked??
Yesterday morning an email was sent to every one of my email contacts apparently from me, I didn't know until a couple of people texted me in the afternoon. What does this mean? And should I be worried??
Anonymous Coward
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02/07/2013 05:16 AM
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Sounds like some Black Hats jacked your address book. I've had this happen to me (yahoo account). "They" sent spam to all my friends and family. I changed addresses and never had a problem again. I'm sure someone here could suggest some good programs to check your PC just in case.
jlowen (OP)

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02/07/2013 05:19 AM

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Sounds like some Black Hats jacked your address book. I've had this happen to me (yahoo account). "They" sent spam to all my friends and family. I changed addresses and never had a problem again. I'm sure someone here could suggest some good programs to check your PC just in case.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33861310


Forgive my ignorance, Black Hats?
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02/07/2013 05:23 AM
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Re: Have I been hacked??
Sounds like some Black Hats jacked your address book. I've had this happen to me (yahoo account). "They" sent spam to all my friends and family. I changed addresses and never had a problem again. I'm sure someone here could suggest some good programs to check your PC just in case.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33861310


Forgive my ignorance, Black Hats?
 Quoting: jlowen

Black hats are hackers with evil intent, rather than kids fishing around for cheap thrills.
Had it happen with my Yahoo account and couldn't get in till I found an obscure back door, and then reset my password.
No problems since.
The Lump Under the Carpet

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02/07/2013 05:27 AM

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I wonder if it's a yahoo thing or a browser thing, because the techie in my home keeps looking at my browser and whispering "bot net". Then he walks away laughing evilly.
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02/07/2013 05:27 AM
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They will do ANYTHING to make a few bucks.
Face Palmer
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02/07/2013 05:29 AM

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I wonder if it's a yahoo thing or a browser thing, because the techie in my home keeps looking at my browser and whispering "bot net". Then he walks away laughing evilly.
 Quoting: The Lump Under the Carpet


"Bot net" is tech slang for a special armored and protected device. Don't worry. devil6
"The world will soon wake up to the reality that everyone is broke and can collect nothing from the bankrupt, who are owed unlimited amounts by the insolvent, who are attempting to make late payments on a bank holiday in the wrong country, with an unacceptable currency, against defaulted collateral, of which nobody is sure who holds title."

Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
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02/07/2013 05:42 AM
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Yahoo Mail Account???
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02/07/2013 06:12 AM

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Yahoo Mail Account???
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33473565


Mine is a hotmail account, had the same one for years. Maybe it's a silly question, but why do it? What could they possibly gain from getting into my account? Do they really want to know when the next non-school uniform day is? Or about the surprise party for my auntie's 70th??
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02/07/2013 06:18 AM
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Yahoo Mail Account???
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 33473565


Mine is a hotmail account, had the same one for years. Maybe it's a silly question, but why do it? What could they possibly gain from getting into my account? Do they really want to know when the next non-school uniform day is? Or about the surprise party for my auntie's 70th??
 Quoting: jlowen


It's probably just to grab a whole bunch of email addresses so they can spam their friends.
And sell them shit, using you as a reference.

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