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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

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    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

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    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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