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My yahoo account has been hacked. Someone is sending an e-mail to all of my contacts saying I need money. What do I do? (P.S. All of my contacts have been deleted from my account)

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I have written a tip for this very problem, it can be viewed here: http://www.fixya.com/support/r6811952-yahoo_mail_compromised

Posted on Nov 15, 2010

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Someone has hacked into my address book and sent letters to all my contacts saying that I was mugged in England and need money. I have changed my password but I have noticed that my contact list is missing...


First thing is to reset the password next try contacting yahoo customer service about your problem to get info about strange IP address behavior Even ask about the backup of contacts, may be they can help you on this.
Most important thing with yahoo accounts is its very easy to hack it by trying forgot password questions. ( To see what I am saying try forgot password on your id and you will be able to see how simple it is get access to your account by answering 3 secret questions which you had set when creating the yahoo account and even many of your friends might know the answers) So reset your forgot password questions with more tougher ones to crack.
I had the same problem earlier and I had reset my yahoo password several times, but my roommate was able to access my mails without my notice. Then realized that he is accessing my account through forgot password as the questions to retrieve forgot password are the same old ones with questions like what is your birthplace which he already knows very well.
Hope this helps and be safe online as it is very easy to access your financial details and credit card details when your email is hacked.
Please go thru some of the links below http://www.ymailblog.com/blog/2008/09/tips-for-protecting-your-yahoo-mail-account/ http://www.gohacking.com/2008/10/how-to-protect-email-account-from-being.html

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It appears someone has hacked into my yahoo email acct, my friends are sending messages that my yahoo email address is sending them malware & making it look like I am sending them something to open. ...


This has become a common problem in the past couple of months. Please follow the steps below in order:

1. Log on to your Yahoo mail account. Check in the "Sent" folder. If you see the bogus messages in question in that folder, then it can be assumed that someone has hacked your password and is using your account to send spam. You would then need to go to Step 3 (skip 2).

2. If you do NOT see the bogus messages in your "Sent" folder, then your Yahoo account has likely not been hacked, but rather someone else's computer (which does not use Yahoo) is infected with a malware bot that is sending out the messages independently of Yahoo, but spoofing your address as the sender. It gets the addresses to send to from that computer's contacts/address book. If this is the case, then you can't do much but advise your friends of the facts and that you're not responsible for the messages. Then go to Step 3.

3. In either of the above instances, it would be a good idea to first terminate your present Yahoo account, and open a new one with a different e-mail address. Choose a completely new, and hard to guess, password and new "secret questions." Advise your friends and contacts of your new address.

The problem that arises in these instances is that the user doesn't want to have to change their e-mail address, as that causes some inconvenience and is time-consuming. They would rather just change their password and secret questions and leave it at that. IF your situation is as in Step 1 (your account was hacked), then this MAY be sufficient. However, whomever hacked it knows your address and basically who you are, and had access to your address book. Your security is compromised any way you look at it.

The safest and most reliable method is to change your address, and your password/secret questions...and to advise your friends to please make sure their computers are clean of malware.

I strongly suggest using SpyBot Search & Destroy v1.6.2 from Safer Networking for malware protection. It is highly regarded, free, and not too difficult to use.

Hope this is helpful.

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Someone has gotten into my yahoo mail account and is sending out mass mailings to individuals in my directory. How do I cancel and stop my present email address.


I would first go in and change the password on the account... And I think you need to contact Yahoo inorder to cancel the account. My account was hacked about 2 yrs ago and it was sending out adult links to tons of people. But all I did was change the password and scanned my computer for any infections.

here is a link to cancel your account if you choose this option.

http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/edit/changing_users/edit-23.html


Best of luck...

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My account has been hacked into and someone is sending out spam/


if can still log with your password,you better change it and keep it secure from another person.

Jul 06, 2010 | Yahoo Mail

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Someone could have hacked my account. How do i fix this? How do i delete my current account?


you can delete your current account by going to https://edit.yahoo.com/config/delete_user you will be asked to verify you user name and or password, from there enter the securety code and click Yes terminat account. In the futer make sure your password has letters, numbers and symbols this will make it harder for someone to get into it.

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My yahoo account has been hacked


I tried with this password but that didn't work. Can you please confirm the password.

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Dec 16, 2009 | Yahoo Mail

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My yahoo mail account has been hacked and now not under my control.


we are not allowed to email someone directly just reply to this thread
read this
http://security.yahoo.com/

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