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Old 02-10-2013, 6:09 PM
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Default Need help. Email hacked.

So i just received 34 mailerdemon failure notices and a no subject email from myself with a link in it. And signed by, me.

How can i remedy this? I've already changed my password. Still happening. Never on such a scale though. I look in my sent folder and it's blank.
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Old 02-10-2013, 6:31 PM
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I'm not sure how to fix it. My suggestion is that any login that uses your email address, use different passwords. I know a lot of people are getting hacked through facebook.

You might try to contact your email company and see what they can do.
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Old 02-10-2013, 7:10 PM
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Does not sound like account hack...email spoofing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-mail_spoofing

Really nothing you can do.
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Old 02-10-2013, 9:20 PM
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Nothing got hacked. It's a phishing attempt to try and get you to follow the link. Delete the emails. If you are worried about your email being hacked, change your password to something strong and run a virus scanner on your PC to make sure there isn't some malware running in the background.
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Old 02-10-2013, 9:28 PM
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Nothing got hacked. It's a phishing attempt to try and get you to follow the link. Delete the emails. If you are worried about your email being hacked, change your password to something strong and run a virus scanner on your PC to make sure there isn't some malware running in the background.

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Old 02-10-2013, 10:12 PM
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Does not sound like account hack...email spoofing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-mail_spoofing

Really nothing you can do.
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Old 02-11-2013, 6:29 AM
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I use secondary authentication for my Google accounts not sure if your provider offers this.
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Old 02-11-2013, 9:34 AM
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If you used the link to access your email and changed password while using that link you may have lost that account. Try accessing your account from a different trusted PC and change password again and all password to other accounts to be safe. I would not use your reg PC for important thingmuntil you have verified it is malware and virus free for any vital information, ie.. bank stuff.

Cnet.com download section contains some great fee malware and virus scanners that are top notch. Cnet is very popular and trusted in the PC world.
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Old 02-11-2013, 9:40 AM
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K i'm kind of lost.

Essentially my computer may have a virus/worm/malware which in turn used my email and address book to send everyone i know infected emails?
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Does not sound like account hack...email spoofing: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E-mail_spoofing

Really nothing you can do.
That's what I was going to say, spoofing. Happens in mine fairly often.
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What antivirus are you currently using? What version?

If you still suspect some type of malware then download, install, and run malwarebytes antimalware from malwarebytes.org. It's free and what the hacks at Worst Buy would run and charge you $200 to fix!

If you need additional assistance feel free to PM me!
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Old 02-11-2013, 2:54 PM
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What antivirus are you currently using? What version?

If you still suspect some type of malware then download, install, and run malwarebytes antimalware from malwarebytes.org. It's free and what the hacks at Worst Buy would run and charge you $200 to fix!

If you need additional assistance feel free to PM me!
Thanks bud. Will do.
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