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Author Topic: Hacked e-mail Account  (Read 1524 times)

Fowgill Farm

  • Joined Feb 2009
Hacked e-mail Account
« on: July 11, 2012, 08:09:26 pm »
Sorry to anyone i appear to have sent a dodgy e-mail
hopefully all sorted now some scumbag hacked me! i will do more than hack them if i could get my hands on them! >:(
Mandy :pig:
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tizaala

  • Joined Mar 2011
  • Dolau, Llandrindod Wells,Powys
Re: Hacked e-mail Account
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2012, 08:16:13 pm »
The same happened to a friend this morning, she found over 5000 new mail in her box,  :fc:

bazzais

  • Joined Jan 2010
    • Allt Y Coed Farm and Campsite
Re: Hacked e-mail Account
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2012, 12:58:52 am »
It may not necessarily mean your account has been 'hacked' as the from and return email address can be spoofed in any outgoing email pretty simply, but its a consideration.  Go through the normal actions - but dont feel like its just you they are after - these spamming bastards are everywhere.

Good idea advising friends though, hope it doesnt happen again.

Baz

HappyHippy

  • Guest
Re: Hacked e-mail Account
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2012, 07:46:41 am »
I did notice mrs, but thankfully I'm getting wise to dodgy emails and just deleted them  ;)
Karen x

Fowgill Farm

  • Joined Feb 2009
Re: Hacked e-mail Account
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2012, 09:35:46 am »
Good idea advising friends though, hope it doesnt happen again.

Baz

Just was concerned i had knackered other peoples systems :-[  but there is an up side people i had lost touch with got in contact and we've caught up on all our news and promised not to leave it so long in future!
mandy :pig:

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Hacked e-mail Account
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2012, 09:59:37 am »
Mandy, You aren't with AOL are you?
I have just noticed a message from them saying that they are experiencing a large volume of calls relating to spam. They suggest changing your password and security question.
Sally
 
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Fowgill Farm

  • Joined Feb 2009
Re: Hacked e-mail Account
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2012, 10:10:45 am »
No with hotmail, think it goes back to when i worked for a dutch company who got hacked and my personal e-mail was listed on my company account so think it spouts from there. Have changed password and updated security  question and run several malware and virus programs so  :fc: .
Mandy  :pig:

 

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