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Email Hacked or Virus or ?

Postby martincymru » Mon, 05 Oct 2015 10:52 am

Year 2000:
Created yahoo email account.

26 Sept 2015:
15 of my contacts (out of 100) received an email from email address xxx@unesp.br (spam). Link was ".php"
I also received same email too into my Yahoo account (from which contacts originated).

It is embarrassing for contact "A" to know I have email contact with contact "B". Obvious statement but worth stating nonetheless.

27 Sept 2015
I changed my password and deleted all contacts/addresses on my Yahoo account.

2nd Oct 2015
Once again, same 15 contacts (and me) received spam from email xxx@abc. (this time different email address).

I can live with spam but my contacts being emailed to each other, so to speak, is worrying.

What to do ?

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Re: Email Hacked or Virus or ?

Postby x9200 » Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:34 am

More likely you allowed some time earlier to access your mbox (so it scanned the emails and harvested the addresses) or to a contact list by some applications.
If this is the case you can't do anything. The list is already out of your hands.

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Re: RE: Re: Email Hacked or Virus or ?

Postby nakatago » Mon, 05 Oct 2015 12:07 pm

x9200 wrote:More likely you allowed some time earlier to access your mbox (so it scanned the emails and harvested the addresses) or to a contact list by some applications.
If this is the case you can't do anything. The list is already out of your hands.

What he said, unfortunately.

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