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Mail Theft

Discussion in 'General Security' started by SeriesHybrid, Nov 9, 2011.

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  1. SeriesHybrid

    SeriesHybrid Thread Starter

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    My Yahoo account has been stolen. It is sending out mail from a userid I USED to use, but no longer do. Yahoo says the ID is not taken when I try to login under the stolen ID. I've been round and round with Yahoo help sites, just going in a circle. Is there any way to contact them and/or delete accounts?
     
  2. DoubleHelix

    DoubleHelix Banned

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    If you can log into an account, it hasn't been stolen. Change your password, and no one else will be able to access it.
     
  3. Phantom010

    Phantom010 Trusted Advisor

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    Unless it's a simple case of email spoofing, which is most often the case... Then changing the password won't help one bit.

    Yahoo! Mail and other Webmail services don't get hacked that easily, unless you have been victim of a phishing scam:

    E-mail Spoofing

    E-mail Spoofing

    How do Spammers Harvest Email Addresses

    Seems like you volunteered to receive spam?
     
  4. Snagglegaster

    Snagglegaster Banned

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    If I'm reading SeriesHybrid's original post correctly, his old account is inactive, the username is available, and therefore it can't have been hacked. So we have an obvious spoof.
     
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