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Be Careful! E-mail accounts being hacked!

Discussion in 'GENERAL DISCUSSION' started by Mben, Oct 13, 2009.

  1. Mben

    Mben No Deposit Forum Admin Staff Member

    There has been talk about 20,000+ Hotmail accounts that were hacked into recently. The hackers are sending out phishing emails from the accounts. How does a hacker hack your account in the first place? Hacking a hotmail account is quite easy to do and done through phishing exercises. Basically the recipient who is to have their account hacked is sent an ecard from someone like hallmark to their hotmail address. To view their ecard they must continue with their msn login (ie. re-entering their password). Their password no matter what is entered takes them through to view the card. It is very likely the user unknown to them enters their real hotmail address as the site they visit looks like hotmail including hotmail in the toolbar and hey bingo they have your account creditentials... All I can say is to BE CAREFUL and not open any mail from people you don't know and DO NOT enter any confidential information!!
  2. Mistye81

    Mistye81 WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    Thanks for the heads-up!
  3. queenmap

    queenmap WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    Yea...thanks Mben! I sure found out the hard way opening up crap email from someone I didn't know. I got a virus from that a while back. Never do open emails I don't know, just automatic delete!
  4. chas24

    chas24 WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    Yes I can vouch for this fact, as mine was hacked a few weeks ago!!
  5. nonna

    nonna WELL KNOWN MEMBER

    mine too i had emails sent from my hotmail that i never sent my self

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