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Windows 7: Hotmail account hacked?

19 Jan 2011   #1
Bubbayoshi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 
Hotmail account hacked?

hey, i just checked my older hotmail account and found about 100 notices that sends were unsuccessful. none of the target addresses are in my address book, and apparently my mom got some spam from me. i changed my password on the account a while ago, but now its happening again. is there any way to tell microsoft? or is the account pretty much dead?


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19 Jan 2011   #2
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Bubba,
It happened to me so I closed the account and contacted MS.
Then moved to g-mail and yahoo. First I copied all contacts and saved them.
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19 Jan 2011   #3
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Contact the hotmail team. they are actually very helpful (or they were years ago when mine was hacked). They can tell were the email was sent from and turn it over to the proper authorities if it is sent from a country with internet laws.
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19 Jan 2011   #4
brady

 

change your password(s)
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19 Jan 2011   #5
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
change your password(s)
The op stated that they had done this step already, and it happened again.


One thing I would suggest is to run a good anti-virus program and malware bytes, just to try and pick up and spyware
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19 Jan 2011   #6
brady

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mckillwashere View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
change your password(s)
The op stated that they had done this step already, and it happened again.


One thing I would suggest is to run a good anti-virus program and malware bytes, just to try and pick up and spyware

Oh, I see. I think you're right. Sounds like maybe a keylogger or something.
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19 Jan 2011   #7
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Hi, Bubbayoshi.

Since you did not indicate you are having problems with other e-mail accounts or your computer, it is likely isolated to the old Hotmail account, although a full system scan of your A/V and/or anti-malware software wouldn't hurt. I agree that you should most definitely change your password. In addition, see the instructions for Hotmail Security to Protect and Recover Your Account.
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19 Jan 2011   #8
Bubbayoshi

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

alright changed my password. i run a nightly flash scan with mbam and a weekly full with it and mcafee (it's what my computer came with). neither of them have found anything lately
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19 Jan 2011   #9
Corrine

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate
 
 

Good move, Bubbayoshi. If you haven't already, it would be wise to follow through with the other account verification steps.
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19 Jan 2011   #10
brady

 

careful on the links
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