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PostPosted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:23 pm    Post subject: Hacked Yahoo Email Account Reply with quote

I'm hoping this is the right place to post this. I'm posting it on every forum I belong to (and I'm on a lot of boards).

My Yahoo email account was hacked this morning from someone in Argentina. I'm very vigilant about opening emails and links from those I don't know, or I don't know where they come from. I have anti-spam and anti-malware both at home and at work. I change my passwords deligently. And still someone was able to hack into my account and send a sh** load of spam to everyone I know! If you got one of these emails from me with just a link in the body DO NOT CLICK/OPEN ANY LINKS!! I never send just a link without describing what it is first.

All of this is very suspicious to me that this happened this morning after Yahoo took down the email servers for maintenance. I think they opened up the world to all Yahoo email accounts and caused this problem in the first place. If you have a Yahoo email account I suggest you change your passwords asap and make sure you set up your security questions. This is bad, for me and for Yahoo. I might be changing my email address soon to a different email provider if this doesn't get resolved soon. I have notified Yahoo on the only form I could submit, and their reply was to wait 48 hours. On the form I asked them to roll back my account 24 hours, so if anyone has sent me messages/emails from yesterday morning to the present please resubmit them Friday.

Thank you,
Jawa Jaka
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must be a rash of this going around. I got my Personal Earthlink mail hacked on Monday and do/did the same thing - let people know as I could.

I shocked this is the first time since I've had this email address since 1999 ... pretty good run i'd say but is still stinks!

Good Luck!

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