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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-03-2010, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
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F*cking Nigerians

So while I was in Chicago last week, someone managed to hack into my Yahoo email, my gmail, and my facebook and do the stupid "I am overseas and was robbed please Western Union some money to me" thing.

I really want to know (1) how this happened, (2) what are the consequences, and (3) how do I ensure this never happens again?

The accounts had different login named and different (unique and challenging) passwords. None of my email accounts has any messages within them that gave out passwords. So WTF? How the heck did this person get into THREE of my accounts?
One of my email accounts had all of my bills payment receipts in there. Noting about passwords or anything, but it is obvious I have accounts with Comcast, x credit card company, x student loan provider, etc. Are these Nigerian assholes smart enough to do anything with this? Or are these scams just a bot that send spam mails? Did they copy/forward all my emails and have all that info somewhere? Ugh!

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-03-2010, 04:35 PM
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your passwords are probably safe. most of those browser hijacks happen when you go to some place that executes scripts that take advantage of cookies left behind from you not logging out.

check your filters and forward message settings on your webmail accounts and make sure they didn't create remnants to autorespond and re-route your email.

start logging out after you're done checking your email instead of going off to other pages.

your gmail account allows you to check where you've logged in from so you can review the IP addresses. check at the bottom of the page and look at the Last account activity.

you also might want to get stuff like CCleaner and make sure they didn't modify your registry to let themselves back in by running some other malware executables that may have been downloaded and installed.

or go get a mac
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-03-2010, 04:36 PM
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I would shave your head and put your computer in the freezer for starters. After that I have no idea.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-03-2010, 07:05 PM
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Could also be a virus.
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Once someone gets one of your accounts they can issue password requests for the others (like Facebook) to your registered SMTP address, and then reset each to whatever they wish.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-03-2010, 09:31 PM
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Fucking Nigeria.

Once I take over the world, or at least a country with some ICBMs.....BLAMMO MOTHERFUCKERS!

other than that, I got nothing.

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Get no-script if you're running firefox, idk if ie, chrome, or safari have the same. Helps prevent lots of hacking like that. I feel your pain though, I got hacked like that too once just not on email lol

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-03-2010, 11:16 PM
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I would shave your head and put your computer in the freezer for starters. After that I have no idea.
Very Creative ... I think it will work.
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Originally Posted by Rob, Esq. View Post
Fucking Nigeria.

Once I take over the world, or at least a country with some ICBMs.....BLAMMO MOTHERFUCKERS!

other than that, I got nothing.
I would remove their access to outside internet and turn their country into a giant intranet and only allow them to spam themselves.

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