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Email hacked?

Discussion in 'Networking & Security' started by hat, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. hat

    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    I'm stumped trying to figure out why my mom (and a number of other people on my contact list) have received a spam email coming from me. It goes along the lines of: "Hello! <insert link to some Viagra page at some Canadian pharmacy website here>". I'm using Yahoo mail. I have a friend who says he's been getting spam emails from one of his friends, who also uses Yahoo mail. I'm wondering if something's going on with Yahoo mail, or is this just some coincidence, and if it is just a coincidence, then who hacked my email, and how did they even do it? I certainly never told anyone my password for anything, let alone my email address. I don't have a keylogger or any other virus either, I just ran a full malwarebytes scan and it came back clean.
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    Yea happened to some people i know but with Hotmail...

    Try changing your password, but I've never figured out how this happens
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    Same thing has been happening to me ! I changed my Email password and it has seemed to fix this problem . Try using a really hard password with capital letters and numbers . Mine was with MSN not yahoo ( Yet ) .
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    I add punctuation to my passwords too
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    My last password was W1sh9Ranter, pretty hard to hack that I think... oh well. Password was already changed last night, we'll see what happens.
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