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scanning now and picking up nothing via malware and mse, how the chuff has this happened, my bleeding gp is one of them and apparently i have sent him a site for viagra Read More
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banned7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
scanning now and picking up nothing via malware and mse, how the chuff has this happened, my bleeding gp is one of them and apparently i have sent him a site for viagra
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banned7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
cool i love these threads:)

how will it pan out.....the suspense is killing me already
#2
casparwhite
cool i love these threads:)

how will it pan out.....the suspenders are killing me already


loosen them then :roll:
banned#3
I had this happen last month - logged onto my yahoo account and there was a "failed delivery" email in my inbox - checked it and it was an email to buy ps3/iphone etc for $100 or so! Checked my sent folder and there was the email, sent to all my contacts. All I did was sent an email to them all saying my account had obviously been hacked, and changed my password.
banned#4
JustifiedAncient
I had this happen last month - logged onto my yahoo account and there was a "failed delivery" email in my inbox - checked it and it was an email to buy ps3/iphone etc for $100 or so! Checked my sent folder and there was the email, sent to all my contacts. All I did was sent an email to them all saying my account had obviously been hacked, and changed my password.


this is it, i have replies and and some failure notices, but nothing at all in my sent box :?
#5
Eeek! that's a bit scary!! change your password asap!!
#6
michelleleemoo
loosen them then :roll:


but ive lost weight.........you should be looser
#7
Why do people use these free e-mail sites and then act surprised when something goes wrong? You get nothing for nothing in this world.
banned#8
missp27
Eeek! that's a bit scary!! change your password asap!!


i have done that, but dont understand why if they hack your account they dont change your password, or is there only interest in spamming others :?
banned#9
Maybe you should alert Yahoo Mail to this. I'm sure it will be a website bug! Maybe post on Yahoo's feedback forum?
banned#10
vibeone;7853567
Maybe you should alert Yahoo Mail to this. I'm sure it will be a website bug! Maybe post on Yahoo's feedback forum?


^^^this
banned#11
ooops sorry andy, shouldn't wind up, consider my hands truely slapped
[mod]#12
By all means start a thread where you can all have littl[B]e digs at each other but this aint the thread for it[/B]
banned#13
andywedge
By all means start a thread where you can all have littl[B]e digs at each other but this aint the thread for it[/B]


Agreed. Like all of Sassie's bug reports, they should be investigated in depth at Yahoo Mail's earliest convenience.
#14
sassie;7853559
i have done that, but dont understand why if they hack your account they dont change your password, or is there only interest in spamming others :?

Do the emails show up in your sent mail folder? What do you use to read your emails? ie: webmail / outlook / live mail / etc...?

Using the right email service/application one can specify any FROM email address, regardless of owning it or not.

What has most likely happened is that someone's computer has been infected with Malware and it is now sending out spam, randomly picking people from the address book as a source/from address (this way it is harder to figure out who is actually sending the spam).
banned#15
no my sent box doesnt contain any sent mail, even the sent mail that was in there has gone, i just go to yahoo.com and login to my email

SUMMONER
Do the emails show up in your sent mail folder?

Using the right email service/application one can specify any FROM email address, regardless of owning it or not.
What has most likely happened is that someone's computer has been infected with Malware and it is now sending out spam, randomly picking people from the address book as a source/from address.
#16
sassie;7853871
no my sent box doesnt contain any sent mail, even the sent mail that was in there has gone, i just go to yahoo.com and login to my email

I am not aware of Malware that can send spam via webmail services, also it is of course theoretically possible.

Get your GP to forward you the email in question and then copy and paste the "email header" into a private message to me. I should be able to tell you if the email was sent via Yahoo or another email provider.
#17
i assume you've changed your password since this has happened just as precaution..
banned#18
SUMMONER
I am not aware of Malware that can send spam via webmail services, also it is of course theoretically possible.

Get your GP to forward you the email in question and then copy and paste it into a private message to me, I should be able to tell you if the email was sent via Yahoo or another email provider.


i havent received one back, i only know it was sent as i had an email from that deamon thing, that said emails where rejected by some, and then it showed the list of all it had been sent to, and my gp was on the list, had some replys just stating my email had been received, but it didnt say what the email was
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sassie;7853939
i havent received one back, i only know it was sent as i had an email from that deamon thing, that said emails where rejected by some, and then it showed the list of all it had been sent to, and my gp was on the list, had some replys just stating my email had been received, but it didnt say what the email was

The email originated from a Romanian ISP called Romtelecom.

Unlikely that Yahoo UK/US use them.

As said before the from address in an email is just text, that can be replaced with anything.

There is nothing to worry about IMO, but do change the password and secret question/password recovery settings to be on the safe side.
banned#20
thank you so much for taking the time to check this out for me, i obviously changed the below immediately, again many thanks x

i know im sounding a dimwit, but how where they sent to all in my contact list

SUMMONER
The email originated from a Romanian ISP called Romtelecom.

Unlikely that Yahoo UK/US use them.

As said before the from address in an email is just text, that can be replaced with anything.

There is nothing to worry about IMO, but do change the password and secret question/password recovery settings to be on the safe side.
#21
sassie;7854336
thank you so much for taking the time to check this out for me, i obviously changed the below immediately, again many thanks x

i know im sounding a dimwit, but how where they sent to all in my contact list

Hmmm.... are all of the people that the email went to in your contact list or just some?
banned#22
SUMMONER

There is nothing to worry about IMO, but do change the password and secret question/password recovery settings to be on the safe side.


Dunno why I'm bothering with this, but I disagree summoner... earlier in the thread it was stated the email seemed to have gone to OPs contact list. That would suggest it ISN'T a simple false from field.
banned#23
SUMMONER
Hmmm.... are all of the people that the email went to in your contact list or just some?


all of them are in my contacts list
#24
vibeone;7854405
Dunno why I'm bothering with this, but I disagree summoner... earlier in the thread it was stated the email seemed to have gone to OPs contact list. That would suggest it ISN'T a simple false from field.

Agreed, when I read it I thought that only the GP was a known recipient.

sassie;7854406
all of them are in my contacts list


Oops... Having changed the password do make sure that the password recovery option has not been altered.
banned#25
SUMMONER
Agreed, when I read it I thought that only the GP was a known recipient.



Oops... Having changed the password do make sure that the password recovery option has not been altered.


what is password recovery, is that the hint for remembering password :oops:
#26
sassie;7854452
what is password recovery, is that the hint for remembering password :oops:

Yes, it allows you to reset the password in case you forget it.
#27
Have you checked your email in an Internet Cafe lately?
banned#28
SUMMONER
Yes, it allows you to reset the password in case you forget it.


nope nothing has been changed, why would they empty the sent box, so they log into my account, send emails, wipe my sent box and log back out without changing anything, whats the point
banned#29
SUMMONER
Have you checked your email in an Internet Cafe lately?


nope only ever checked on my laptp, and lappy only two weeks old, scans all done and nothing found
#30
sassie;7854502
nope nothing has been changed, why would they empty the sent box, so they log into my account, send emails, wipe my sent box and log back out without changing anything, whats the point


Seems like an awful lot of "manual labour", just to harvest a few email addresses.

sassie;7854512
nope only ever checked on my laptp, and lappy only two weeks old, scans all done and nothing found


Very strange. Webmail services do temporarily block users who enter the wrong password too many times, hence guessing it is pretty much impossible. They must have known the password from somewhere.
banned#31
SUMMONER
Seems like an awful lot of "manual labour", just to harvest a few email addresses.



Very strange. Webmail services do temporarily block users who enter the wrong password too many times, hence guessing it is pretty much impossible. They must have known the password from somewhere.


nope, no way someone just knew it, only ever use my lappy at home, just weird also that it wasnt sent to all of my contacts, only about half of them
#32
this happenned to me a while back out of my gmail account
no idea how it happened but changed password
banned#33
sassie
nope nothing has been changed, why would they empty the sent box, so they log into my account, send emails, wipe my sent box and log back out without changing anything, whats the point


Only reason I can see for them to wipe your sent box is to get rid of the evidence - obviously hoping no failure messages would come back, therefore leaving you none the wiser to their antics. The funny thing was, about 2 weeks after my account had this, a friends email address, one that is in my yahoo contacts, actually send the SAME email to me! So it may well be that they then go and attempt to hack those email accounts found in your contacts...
banned#34
summoner you know that mail i sent to you, would that be all the ones it had sent to, because i will now have to email each one, it is weird that some where rejected as i know these emails adresses are still being used, gosh i wish i was techie minded
#35
this happened to me recently (one month back) with hotmail with the email being to go and visit some chinese shop.

Not happy as some of my contacts were high profile (to me at least anyway) D:
#36
sassie;7854634
summoner you know that mail i sent to you, would that be all the ones it had sent to, because i will now have to email each one, it is weird that some where rejected as i know these emails adresses are still being used, gosh i wish i was techie minded

Not all email services file "known spam" in a user's spam folder. A mail server can just as well drop or bounce the emails that score 10/10 on the spam meter.
banned#37
thanks guys, im still completely buffled how they got my password, i know you only get like a few tries, so how the hell they could do that is beyond me
#38
What type of security are you using to connect between laptop and router? ie WEP/WPA/WPA2

If WEP its feasible that someone has cracked your password (a couple of minutes is all it takes) they could be then using a "packet sniffer" to collect data sent wirelessly and getting your password that way, if this is the case they could be getting your logins for all your web usage including eBay/paypal/here etc.
banned#39
they cannot get into my router unless they break in and press the pairing button

have checked in my router security settings and only 3 things using this connection, one of mine and two of daughters
#40
sassie;7854898
they cannot get into my router unless they break in and press the pairing button

have checked in my router security settings and only 3 things using this connection, one of mine and two of daughters


Don't actually need to connect, knowing the password is enough, then "sniffing" transmitted packets of data.

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