e-mail hijackers?

Discussion in 'Computers' started by Jeanie, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    apparently my email has been hijacked, as it's sending out spam links to all my contacts. Is there anything I can do about that, other than getting rid of that email account? It's a yahoo account that I've had for about 10 years.

  2. Daemonic

    Daemonic Registered Member

    Change the password?

    Also, make sure to use a good one and be careful not to fall for phishing scams.
  3. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime


    Yep. Change your password and be careful about giving out information and opening suspicious mail. Also, I'm sure this is obvious, let all your contacts know about the situation.
  4. Jeanie

    Jeanie still nobody's bitch V.I.P. Lifetime

    It's that easy, huh?

    the tricky part will be figuring out a password that's not very hackable, yet I can remember it.

  5. AnitaKnapp

    AnitaKnapp It's not me, it's you. V.I.P. Lifetime

    Yeah, what they said. All you have to do is change your password. I've had it happen a lot on yahoo accounts. Haven't had a problem with the gmail yet, thankfully.
  6. CaptainObvious

    CaptainObvious Son of Liberty V.I.P.

    I just got one yesterday from a client of mine, a spam link from his email account. I called him and told him about it and he said someone had just informed him of it. I just told him to change his password.
  7. LifeinthePond

    LifeinthePond Mark ov teh Pond

    Well, from what I understand it's not really hacking. It's keylogging, usually via suspicious link and etc. so it won't matter how complicated the password is. I know I encounter so many people on my contact list that send out strange e-mails containing suspicious links - like others have said just inform the person and change up the password.
  8. arunbluez

    arunbluez New Member

    Even if u change ur password..still it gets hacked then ur comp is infected with Keyloggers or keysteeals..!!! dont ever save ur password on any browser..!!! it can be easily accessed by hackers..!! Use a Good Anti-virus with anti-spyware!!!

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