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Wend

Wend Report 6 Mar 2013 20:19

Don't panic chuck - we're all quite well-laid back really :-D :-D :-D

StrayKitten

StrayKitten Report 6 Mar 2013 20:19

its defo just spam

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 6 Mar 2013 20:14

Thank you Joy - sadly these things serve just to cause everyone to run round like the chickens in the Chicken Run film

Wend

Wend Report 6 Mar 2013 20:12

Errol, re FB - I hope not, as I have all my settings to 'Friends Only'. I really hope that means what it says.

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 6 Mar 2013 20:08

Errols right

its just spam

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 6 Mar 2013 20:04

SHEESH when will people be sensible - it is not hacking at all and as far as facebook is concerned, if you join such a site then of course your information is available

JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 6 Mar 2013 19:56

its a spam thing
it happened to my account today a kind lady asked if i had mailed and i had not
i checked and my account had not sent out any mail

but i had notifacation of returned mail

Wend

Wend Report 6 Mar 2013 19:52

A friend of mine had her btinternet.com account hacked into a few days ago and I received an e-mail from her (not!) with a link, which I clicked on without thinking. Shortly afterwards I was blocked from my hotmail account and had to fill in quite a detailed questionnaire for it to be reinstated - I don't know if this was coincidence or not. I have since received the same e-mail in her name, which I deleted immediately, as she had later warned me and all her contacts.

Now I notice that a FB friend has posted that hackers are stealing names and profile pics and setting up new accounts and friend-requesting all those on each person's list of friends. Haven't checked that out with Snopes or Hoax-Slayer yet.

Don't we have to be wary these days?

:-(

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 6 Mar 2013 18:37

That isn't how it usually works - if you were going to take the time and trouble to hack an account there are plenty more uses other than spamming that information could be used for!
If Yahoo and BT have been genuinely hacked then I would expect it to be major news

Joeva

Joeva Report 6 Mar 2013 18:35

:-S :-S :-S :-S :-S

Bt internet accounts hacked ? Messages from hacked accounts ?

Please advise @ confused .com :-S

KenSE

KenSE Report 6 Mar 2013 18:31

The hacked accounts are being used to send out spam.


http://thenextweb.com/insider/2013/03/06/despite-its-efforts-to-fix-vulnerabilities-yahoos-mail-users-continue-reporting-hacking-incidents/

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 6 Mar 2013 18:30

let us not confuse hacking with spammng

KenSE

KenSE Report 6 Mar 2013 18:27

Apparently BTInternet and BTOpenworld accounts have also been hacked. I have noticed the odd message coming from hacked accounts and they seem to be easy to recognise as spam.

The recommendation is to change your password if you have one of those accounts.

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 6 Mar 2013 18:22

that does not mean that the ccount has been hacked.
There are computer programmes used by spammers that auto-generate email addresses and send out span.
Alternatively, your friend has opened an email with a "virus" that has then mass-emailed everyone in her address book.

I have still to read whether Yahoo has been massively hacked!

SuffolkVera

SuffolkVera Report 6 Mar 2013 17:52

I have just received an email from someone with a yahoo address. It had her name in the subject line and just a link to click on. Needless to say I deleted it rapidly and I have been in touch with her to let her know so she can check it out.

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 6 Mar 2013 17:41

this could quite likely be another one of those viral things.
If Yahoo had been hacked, would they not issue a statement and tell users what to do to combat it?

Budgie Rustler

Budgie Rustler Report 6 Mar 2013 17:34

Thats a thought Errol, I have 3 Yahoo e-mail accounts. :-D :-D :-D

eRRolSheep

eRRolSheep Report 6 Mar 2013 17:22

how can you check it has been hacked?

ButtercupFields

ButtercupFields Report 6 Mar 2013 16:47

Thanks Sue. I got an email yesterday from someone I know. Luckily I didn't click the link she sent. The first and last time I did that, and it was from a member of GR, I got a blasted virus! <3

 Sue In Yorkshire.

Sue In Yorkshire. Report 6 Mar 2013 16:17

Mersey I am just passing on the info so no-one gets caught out.

I have just pmed the lady that I supposedly got an email from this morning.
I know another email addy she had was hacked..

Good Luck with your Mum's. :-)