My hotmail account was hacked at 13.00 uktime today

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My hotmail account was hacked at 13.00 uktime today

fatboyharris
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Joined: July 9th, 2004, 2:59 pm

September 8th, 2011, 2:54 pm #1

and all my contact list was sent an email with a link please ignore the email.

Apologies but there are some prats out there.

regards

John
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rallepeng
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rallepeng
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September 8th, 2011, 4:18 pm #2

yes got it too with suspect link...
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martynw
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September 8th, 2011, 4:56 pm #3

and all my contact list was sent an email with a link please ignore the email.

Apologies but there are some prats out there.

regards

John
about a couple of weeks ago. Immensely frustrating.

If anyone knows what I should do about it, please do let me know.

regards,
Martyn.
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2wsxcde3
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September 8th, 2011, 8:44 pm #4

If they got in once I promise you they can get in again regardless of how many times you change your password and secret question as they can back door it.. Even after I deactivated the account the bastards kept reopening it. I spent months communicating with Hotmail for their help and even gave them the details of the hacker. They are too big to bother and fix the problem and simply do not care. I lost my subscription email of 12 years over this matter. Hotmail is now crap!

Gmail is the best alternative but if you want encrypted super secure (but less features and convenience) switch to Hushmail. I have a 30+ letter alpha numeric password that doesn't get broadcast because it loads through an encryption engine on my computer.

You password should contain upper case and lower case letters, numbers and special characters and be no less that 12 digits long for minimum strength security.

definitely lose that Hotmail!

Steve
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Joined: September 23rd, 2003, 3:40 pm

September 8th, 2011, 10:34 pm #5

and all my contact list was sent an email with a link please ignore the email.

Apologies but there are some prats out there.

regards

John
Dollars into my bank account for being your friend!!

John, seriously, I'm offended!

MW

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fatboyharris
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Joined: July 9th, 2004, 2:59 pm

September 8th, 2011, 11:30 pm #6

Its as I explained in the email, please cash the cheque, send me the money immediately by Western Union to cover tax and admnin fees and I will remit the prize money via bank transfer as per your supplied bank account details.

Simple!

regards

John
Last edited by fatboyharris on September 8th, 2011, 11:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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