My E-mail account hacked & used to send spam

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by squash, Apr 23, 2005.

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  1. squash

    squash Registered Member

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    I use a very secure password (alphabetical with numbers) But it seems my e-mail account has got hacked and used to send spam.

    I checked my e-mail account today and there was a whole heap of undelivered messages :eek: which I have never sent. I changed my password as quickly as possible and moved to Gmail.

    Even in Gmail, I checked the sent mail inbox and there was address of which I never sent an e-mail to. What do you think I can do?
     

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    meneer Registered Member

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    Do nothing, perhaps?
    Might be the result of a sender address spoofing worm.

    And try this: send an email from gmail to a nonexisting address and check the gmail return mail. Is it exactly like the others? If that is the case, then drop the gmail account.
     
  3. squash

    squash Registered Member

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    Thanks meneer,

    I found out the problem by Googling for it and it seems it is not my problem and my account was not hacked. Instead it was a virus spoofing.

    I'm not using Linuxmail anymore, I'll switched to Gmail for good :)
     
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