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Yahoo accounts getting hacked

Discussion in 'Virus & Other Malware Removal' started by analogking, Jan 27, 2006.

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  1. analogking

    analogking Thread Starter

    Jun 14, 2005
    A user in a game room in Yahoo said they were going to delete my girlfriend's account. Within 10 minutes he was able to change her password. I used the password reset on the Yahoo site on a different computer and then changed it. I changed it to an 18 character alpha numeric password. Within 5 minutes, it was changed. The guy doing all of this said he was using a freely available program. He was able to figure out her birthday and security question. Contacting Yahoo has been less than effective. Is there anything I can do?

    She also created a different account, but he already changed the password on that one as well.
  2. brendandonhu


    Jul 8, 2002
    Were the two computers you used on the same network?
    Try this from one of the affected machines:

    Run HijackThis and click Do a system scan and save a log file
    Your HijackThis log will open in Notepad. Post the contents of the log here
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