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HELP!! ANYONE KNOW ABOUT EMAILS BEING SENT WITHOUT ME KNOWING!!

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7y, 17h agoPosted 7 years, 17 hours ago
I DONT KNOW IF ANYONE CAN HELP,BUT MY HUSBAND HAS JUST CALLED ME TO SAY WHY DID I SEND HIM A STRANGE E-MAIL?? I TOLD HIM I HADNT,BUT WHEN I SIGNED INTO MY HOTMAIL ACCOUNT AND WENT TO SENT BOX,I NOTICED IT HAD SENT 3 STRANGE EMAILS TO PEOPLE IN MY ADDRESS BOOK!! HOW CAN THIS BE? I HAVE NORTON??? ANY HELP I WOULD BE GRATEFUL (ONE EMAIL CAME FROM CHOCOLATE BOX?? THEN AUTOMATICLLY GOT SENT TO MY SISTER-IN-LAW??)
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7y, 17h agoPosted 7 years, 17 hours ago
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#1
your PC has a virus, do a full scan and also you could try downloading "spybot S&D" updating and then scan with that
#2
THANKS!! fat lot of good norton is!!!
#3
+1
Or you logged into your hotmail account from another computer with a virus!!
#4
heatherwall
THANKS!! fat lot of good norton is!!!


Norton is good really (I am going to get burned for saying that) have you updated norton???
what you have is more like malware, which is why i said about spybot S&D which is good for picking these up

Also do you know what version of norton you have?
#5
After scanning, change your password on your hotmail account along with your security questions
#6
Its not a virus. If it was, it probably wouldn't show up in your sent items.

It is probably more likely that someone has got your username & password and has manually sent these. Change all your passwords and all of your security questions to something that is not guessable at all.
#7
milesy29
Its not a virus. If it was, it probably wouldn't show up in your sent items.

It is probably more likely that someone has got your username & password and has manually sent these. Change all your passwords and all of your security questions to something that is not guessable at all.


+1 plus Hotmail.com could have been hacked/posted emails and passwords recently happened a few weeks back. Virus wouldnt do this, maybe a keylogger but sent items would suggest a hack/somone nicking your id/password
#8
this is some new Malware that seems to be doing the rounds.
if its what i have seen from a few clients over the last few days, an email will of been sent detailing a WEBSITE? to buy cheap electricals from?

it has originated from Bejing and is being looked into to putting an end to it now, expect a Microsoft update within 72 hours for it.
don't worry too much thought there's nothing really dangerous to your privacy in there.
#9
Thanks so much for all your help! You are right...it does contain a link to a website,but I dare not click on it! Will change passwords etc and get my husband to do a virus scan. He does log into our email from his laptop sometimes,so I guess he should check his! Thanks again
#10
A similar thing happened to a couple on Jeremy Kyle this morning. Wife accessed husband's Hotmail emails and found 4mth worth of emails between her husband and this Russian lady. She said she was ready to love his kids and meet him, etc and his replies were of the same vain can't wait for you to love my kids and have more, etc.

He denied ever sending the emails and today on JK show it was proven by 3 separate lie detector tests that he did NOT send the messages.

The police had already been involved and told him he must have opened a link via his email or MSN (or similar) which took an imprint of everything typed and therefore gave them access to his email account and personal photographs (as photographs of his kids were also sent to the Russian lady).

Scary stuff.
#11
Haines
this is some new Malware that seems to be doing the rounds.
if its what i have seen from a few clients over the last few days, an email will of been sent detailing a WEBSITE? to buy cheap electricals from?

it has originated from Bejing and is being looked into to putting an end to it now, expect a Microsoft update within 72 hours for it.
don't worry too much thought there's nothing really dangerous to your privacy in there.


yeah its happened on my hotmail twice! frreaked out the first time, but it really is no threat as far as i can tell
#12
bfjem;7165634
+1 plus Hotmail.com could have been hacked/posted emails and passwords recently happened a few weeks back. Virus wouldnt do this, maybe a keylogger but sent items would suggest a hack/somone nicking your id/password

hotmail.com hacked? lol..
#13
Is your wireless connection secure, otherwise people can log into it and take passwords,
or have you used a internet connection at a cafe or hotel or anywhere that wireless, it can be done that way to,
in fact very easily, I watched them do it on watchdog!
#14
m00nie
hotmail.com hacked? lol..


checked the news recently??? any web server can be hacked...lol
#15
bfjem;7166121
checked the news recently??? any web server can be hacked...lol

please link to where hotmail was hacked then ??
and what encryption the passwords are stored in ?
#16
m00nie
please link to where hotmail was hacked then ??
and what encryption the passwords are stored in ?


I cant be bothered with ignorant people, if the pentagon can be hacked then hotmail surely can, there has been 2 cases recentyl of peoples passwrds and address' being posted on an open forums (and I mean huge lists), but this case isnt that as someone has already pointed out.

TTFN:thumbsup::roll:
#17
bfjem;7166337
I cant be bothered with ignorant people, if the pentagon can be hacked then hotmail surely can, there has been 2 cases recentyl of peoples passwrds and address' being posted on an open forums (and I mean huge lists), but this case isnt that as someone has already pointed out. TTFN

you mean you cant back up your claims.. :whistling:
yea lists are circulating, phished lists.thats a bit different a phisher site to someone hacking hotmail.com itself.
yea there are hackers out there who can do thinigs, dont mean there going to do it, have done it, let alone maliscously..
so no need for scaremongering :thumbsup:
#18
m00nie
you mean you cant back up your claims.. :whistling:
yea lists are circulating, phished lists.thats a bit different a phisher site to someone hacking hotmail.com itself.
yea there are hackers out there who can do thinigs, dont mean there going to do it, have done it, let alone maliscously..
so no need for scaremongering :thumbsup:


http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=hotmail+passwords+leaked&meta=&aq=0&oq=hotmail+passwords+l


a quick google will suffice.....:thumbsup:

I know it very unlikely that hotmail was actually hacked ...but passwords have been leaked and there is a security issue MS are addressing....ignorance can be bliss I am not trying to scare people but unfortunately being one of those people that has to solve this issues for friends and family when they come about I tend to be i the know and try to forwarn peeps :thumbsup:
#19
bfjem;7165634


a quick google will suffice.....:thumbsup:

I know it very unlikely that hotmail was actually hacked ...but passwords have been leaked and there is a security issue MS are addressing....ignorance can be bliss I am not trying to scare people but unfortunately being one of those people that has to solve this issues for friends and family when they come about I tend to be i the know and try to forwarn peeps :thumbsup:

i could set up a phisher tonight and get email/passwords lists, not hard. thats nothing to do with hotmail.com being hacked like you had said which is scaremongering..
so you being in the know you will be aware of the ip revert and sq with no post code links etc which are more ways people can access your hotmail account without having to hack hotmail.com itself.. maybe would have been more beneficial to mention these rather than random fasle statements...
#20
m00nie
i could set up a phisher tonight and get email/passwords lists, not hard. thats nothing to do with hotmail.com being hacked like you had said which is scaremongering..
so you being in the know you will be aware of the ip revert and sq with no post code links etc which are more ways people can access your hotmail account without having to hack hotmail.com itself.. maybe would have been more beneficial to mention these rather than random fasle statements...


lol read the articles...it says possible hack...long story short it doesnt really matter but you are ignorant if you think hotmail cannot be hacked...but I do appreciate your comment about not worrying people... a phsihing scam could not access so many people in such a large scale as that particular icident....not that many people in alphabetical ordering could be silly enough to click through...but I understand what your saying and I will apologise for suggesting this is a hack, this is a security exploit as suggested thats beingi fixed by MS
#21
bfjem;7167080
lol read the articles...it says possible hack...long story short it doesnt really matter but you are ignorant if you think hotmail cannot be hacked...but I do appreciate your comment about not worrying people... a phsihing scam could not access so many people in such a large scale as that particular icident....not that many people in alphabetical ordering could be silly enough to click through...but I understand what your saying and I will apologise for suggesting this is a hack, this is a security exploit as suggested thats beingi fixed by MS

no ignorance here, im not saying it cant be hacked, im saying it hasnt been hacked lately as suggested..
large lists can be achieved, only have to look at botnets and see how fast they spread things. alphabetically? lol maybe a sorted list ?

most of the reports are saying its phishing scams, so not much MS can do to fix it.
main way of preventing it is people themselves being more cautious.. :santa:
#22
m00nie
no ignorance here, im not saying it cant be hacked, im saying it hasnt been hacked lately as suggested..
large lists can be achieved, only have to look at botnets and see how fast they spread things. alphabetically? lol maybe a sorted list ?

most of the reports are saying its phishing scams, so not much MS can do to fix it.
main way of preventing it is people themselves being more cautious.. :santa:


lol and the only way to force caution is to make them aware of all possibilties?? .....anywho I think we've both done enough to argue each side...This wasnt a phishing scam in this case as a quick google of this particular case (or similar) suggests a security flaw or MS that they are fixing as previously suggested. Sorry If I offended you but to simply lol at Hotmail being hacked was ignorant and you know it, as much as it was ignorant for me to simply force the argument :santa:
#23
As has already been said in a roundabout way, your hotmail account may have been phished. It's possible you followed a link to your e-mail account and entered your details on a page that looked very similar (if not identical) to your regular e-mail provider.

It's happened to a few friends of mine and on a few occasions I've received an e-mail from their account that is basically spam. It's usually a short, badly written e-mail that lists a number of products they claim to have for sale, with a link provided somewhere on the page.

You just need to change your password and security question(s), and you should be fine.
#24
bfjem
checked the news recently??? any web server can be hacked...lol


News would have been that Hotmail had not been hacked.
#25
dontasciime
News would have been that Hotmail had not been hacked.


ok having read the articles further I admit I was wrong...but it is possible...just as much as any server can be hacked/exploited
#26
m00nie
please link to where hotmail was hacked then ??

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/551949/help-anyone-know-about-emails-being/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=7166285

My account had also been hacked.. simply changed password, no more bother.

Posted a while ago.
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/496700/has-my-hotmail-been-hacked?p=6501831#post6501831

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