My hotmail account has been hacked into.....

23 replies
Found 23rd Sep 2010
just opened hotmail and got a few delivery fail notifications.

gazavosa.tripod.com/

^^^^

is what has been sent. it comes up as a 'phisihing site'

anyways, what do i do.
change password and can i report it anywhere?

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I've had this a few times now and I change the password regularly now and add numbers to the end to make it harder for them to hack into my hotmail account.

Original Poster

thanks fern.
nothing else u can do. like slap them?

can i report it anywhere



hotmail?

Sloth/Mod

Wait for the money to come rolling in from your latest mass mailing??

Original Poster

i reported it yeah. i feel they are on a par with 'contact us' oh wells. changed password

haha....sy u wana cut?

magicbeans

i reported it yeah. i feel they are on a par with 'contact us' oh wells. … i reported it yeah. i feel they are on a par with 'contact us' oh wells. changed passwordhaha....sy u wana cut?



It's the currys guy,be afraid,be very afraid MB!!

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deb8z

It's the currys guy,be afraid,be very afraid MB!!



hahaha......thats no way to speak about ur bloke! haha

Banned

deb8z

It's the currys guy,be afraid,be very afraid MB!!

or the comet guy "marsbarz" yikes

ex?

Banned

It prob aint been hacked.

your address will have got onto some spammers list, and hes sending with your email in the from field. doesnt mean hes hacked you - email is a poor system build without the internet in mind in general.

I wouldn't worry.

Banned

vibeone

It prob aint been hacked.your address will have got onto some spammers … It prob aint been hacked.your address will have got onto some spammers list, and hes sending with your email in the from field. doesnt mean hes hacked you - email is a poor system build without the internet in mind in general.I wouldn't worry.



^^^^^this.....

The important thing is to NOT use the same password for hotmail as you use to register for other web sites.

The way hackers do this is that they get you to register for some web site or other - and most web sites now use an email address / password combination to register for a web site.

But if you register on a web site using the SAME email address / password combination as you do to log on to hotmail, then you have given away your hotmail password to them.

ALWAYS make sure you hotmail/gmail etc password is unique and NOT used on any other web site.
Edited by: "guilbert53" 24th Sep 2010

Happened to me a short while back..
All my mates were asking me why I was sending them Viagra emails!

Make your password a bit more complicated and that should do the trick

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vibeone

It prob aint been hacked.your address will have got onto some spammers … It prob aint been hacked.your address will have got onto some spammers list, and hes sending with your email in the from field. doesnt mean hes hacked you - email is a poor system build without the internet in mind in general.I wouldn't worry.



its in my sent as well

Original Poster

guilbert53

The important thing is to NOT use the same password for hotmail as you … The important thing is to NOT use the same password for hotmail as you use to register for other web sites.The way hackers do this is that they get you to register for some web site or other - and most web sites now use an email address / password combination to register for a web site.But if you register on a web site using the SAME email address / password combination as you do to log on to hotmail, then you have given away your hotmail password to them.ALWAYS make sure you hotmail/gmail etc password is unique and NOT used on any other web site.



oooh....ok thnx

I've just been locked out of at least one of my accounts. Asks me for a mobile number to verify I'm me. Makes me a bit uncertain whether or not to do so as if someone does have access to my email then in 10 seconds time they'll also have my contact phone number.

Not to mention the potential of Microsoft having my phone number. That'd be worse still! Heheh!

Original Poster

is that normal...a phone number to verify?

magicbeans

is that normal...a phone number to verify?


I really don't know... My bank and mobile accounts use a phone number to verify but never had an email provider ask for it before.

I think my best bet might be to give hotmail the elbow and transfer everything to another provider. Not a task I'm looking forward to as I've got a lot (and I mean a LOT) of accounts with shopping sites, money, forums and so on.

Microsoft... What a pain in the **** region!

I've just noticed this at the bottom of the page as well...

"Text messaging charges may apply"

The cheeky beggars!

Original Poster

haha...ask in a new thread..a lot of ppl clued up as to whetehr this is a scam or not!

Oh 'eck... That sounds ominous. Just go back from the boozer so will have a look tomorow. Otherwise my inside leg and birthmark will be common knowledge tomorow!

Gmail have also added the mobile phone feature (when your account is hacked, you state it's been hacked via the website, they send you a confirmation code, you stick that into the website and it will reset a password and you get access again).

Original Poster

hopefully ur ok then
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