The hacker created a Hotmail email account in my name, and forwarded all of my Yahoo emails to it. Then he began to spam these friends. My friends received email messages with links in them. To my knowledge no one clicked on the links, but we are guessing that viruses were attached.
Email “hacking” is when someone enters your email account WITHOUT your permission and/or knowledge. Email hacking can be frustrating, embarrassing and make you feel very unsafe. Fortunately you may or MAY NOT have been “hacked”. In this article I will show you everything you need to know in regard to determining if your email has been compromised in addition to how to solved the issue.
Of course, if you are reading this article because you believe you have already been hacked, you will want to IMMEDIATELY cancel your card. A new card, through CHASE, should be free and sent to you in 5 to 7 business days. Of course, in the meantime you can still withdraw or deposit money into the bank itself during normal business hours, so you are not completely “blocked” from your account.
If you use the same password for your email account, social networking sites and other things; each time you use the same password, you run the risk of a hack. For example, if your Hotmail password is the same as your password for Facebook; should Facebook get hacked then your information is exposed.
You should always make sure that your account details are safe and not shared with anyone. There are large groups of people that aim to hack into user accounts and withdraw the success that has been achieved. Passwords should not be guessable or simple. e.g. 1234. The best passwords normally have lower and upper case, as well as numbers, and are betweem 12 and 16 digits. However this doesn’t mean that you should have your street adress, e.g. crumblestreet1 – because this is also easily obtained information!
Susan Malone, a former FBI agent and one of the first two women sworn in as special agents in 1972, is an Army supervisor stationed in Afghanistan and assigned to the U.S. Army’s Human Terrain System. She has a Top Secret security clearance and Guccifer hacked her Yahoo email account, re-sorted her mail to show only the ones that had attachments and things marked “For Official Use Only.”
Having your WoW account hacked is a a truly terrible thing. After it happened to me, I decided to make this lens and give a carefully detailed account of exactly what happened and when, so that others would know what to expect. Hopefully it will give a small amount of comfort to people in this situation.
1. First thing you should do is call someone you know that has a WoW account, ask them to sign on and file an in-game ticket for you. Make sure they know the name of your Battle.net account and all WoW accounts involved. Then, have them contact your guild(s) and have them remove your toon’s guild bank access, so the hackers cannot steal from the guild bank.
Another very popular method is the phishing scam, in which someone posts a link to a website that claims to be able to double or triple your facebook poker chips. When players click on it they’re prompted to login to a social network to access their accounts. But instead of getting free zynga poker chips, they instead unwittingly send their passwords to hackers waiting for alerts, and the moment they get their passwords they drain their account of any facebook chips.
His connection to Bush is that he was the White House Chief of Protocol for George H.W. Bush Sr. and made it into his address book. So, his AOL account was hacked, accessing his email, contact list, financial and travel records.
Some scammers further saying that they are hiring some former developers who participated in the maintenance of Facebook’s database servers to hack the accounts. So don’t get fooled by them. It’s only a joke.
In particular, when Guccifer hacked daughter Dorothy Bush’s AOL account, there were photos taken of former President Bush Sr in his hospital bed with emails between the siblings discussing their father’s ill health. The emails revealed that the family was preparing for the worse – funeral arrangements for Bush Sr.