Email hack

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by Captain_Crusty, Apr 14, 2009.

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  1. Captain_Crusty

    Captain_Crusty War Hero Reviewer Book Reviewer

    I've just had my email hacked.

    It was identical to a hacked email I received about 2 days before that.

    I've changed my email password - what else should I do?

    I'm slightly peeved none of my security software spotted it. The only saving grace was that so much of my address book was out of date that most of the emails came back to me via the postmaster!

  2. Same thing has happened to me. (Italian electronics company I believe). If you find a solution before me, please PM and I'll do likewise! Was it Hotmail per chance?
  3. Hi, Can you give us details here of what happened please.

    Was this an email virus or a software download?

    If an email did you open it on your server or when you had dowmloaded it to your computer?

    A little bit of info will help other people not to get caught.

    Myself, I do not download emails unless I know the person I am getting it from, even then I still check it before downloading :), all strange emails are consigned to a spam folder.

  4. sorry, bit of a biff so what happened?
  5. Captain_Crusty

    Captain_Crusty War Hero Reviewer Book Reviewer

    I got an email from someone I knew which was clearly a hacked email (once I'd read it!) as it talked about a great new firm they had discovered. At that point I deleted that email.

    I then went on holiday and came back today to discover that I had sent the identical email to my complete contacts list.

    I read my email using windows live mail.

  6. Captain_Crusty

    Captain_Crusty War Hero Reviewer Book Reviewer


  7. Was the subject heading on all the emails the same?

  8. with mac am i safe?
  9. Captain_Crusty

    Captain_Crusty War Hero Reviewer Book Reviewer

    The title was "Hope to hear from you soon" and the content went as follows:

    Hope to hear from you soon!
    i would like to introduce a good company who trades mainly in electornic products.
    Now the company is under sales promotion,all the products are sold nearly at its cost.
    They provide the best service to customers,they provide you with original products of
    good quality,and what is more,the price is a surprising happiness to you!
    It is realy a good chance for shopping.just grasp the opportunity,Now or never!
  10. maguire

    maguire LE Book Reviewer

    are you derek draper?