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#1 DrakeN2k

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:13

I woke up this morning to discover my Uni email , and two other personal emails were hacked what I have lost I cant tell. each email had different passwords. I have reset all three and changed passwords to brand new ones. Other passwords to games have be also hacked and im going though them , Can you give any advice about how this could have happened, and the best way about not letting it happen again?


#2 +Byté

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:21

You probably have a keylogger on your PC, the way to stop it happening again is dont browse for dodgy porn and go on dodgy websites.

But for the time being you can scan with this - http://www.surfright.nl/en/hitmanpro/

Once infections have been removed, then change your passwords again.

#3 OP DrakeN2k

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 08:25

I went though a few scans with my internet security and nothing was found.

#4 pes2013

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:31

Top recommendation: Format.

#5 vetLaura

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:42

How do you know you were hacked? Is it possible that you used another computer to access those things (which might have malware)? Or left something logged in or saved passwords at a public place?

#6 ingramator

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:54

Ok first of, you probably weren't "hacked" why have you come to this conclusion?

#7 cork1958

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:14

Either format (last resort) or start scanning with Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware. Just do a search for those and you will find them. Make sure to get the FREE versions.

Very seriously doubt you were hacked though.

#8 +Nik L

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:23

"Hacked"...?

#9 ]SK[

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:33

Dictionary passwords?

#10 dancedar

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 10:43

No one gets 'hacked' nowadays, it's not possible. Phished, malwared, social engineered, yes.
Enable 2-factor authentication after you've reset everything, check your logs (gmail), sent items, trash etc.

#11 OP DrakeN2k

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 13:23

Well it "I" requested a password reset for most of my accounts which then the password was changed to something else.

I have not logged on to any public network.

#12 +techbeck

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 13:32

Well, make sure you have some type of password protection on the sites that were compromised. Many sites have phone verification, second email verification, or answers to get your password rest.

#13 sc302

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 13:34

No one gets 'hacked' nowadays, it's not possible. Phished, malwared, social engineered, yes.
Enable 2-factor authentication after you've reset everything, check your logs (gmail), sent items, trash etc.


I am curious...what is your definition of "hacked"?

http://www.merriam-w...ctionary/hacker
Definition 4 applies here.

a person who illegally gains access to and sometimes tampers with information in a computer system


http://www.merriam-w...dictionary/hack
intransitive verb 4b applies here.

b : to gain access to a computer illegally



#14 +techbeck

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 13:37

I am curious...what is your definition of "hacked"?

http://www.merriam-w...ctionary/hacker
Definition 4 applies here.


http://www.merriam-w...dictionary/hack
intransitive verb 4b applies here.


I was going to say...sounds like hacked to me.

#15 +Nik L

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 13:40

I would argue that those dictionary definitions are not really valid. This is where general understanding is often behind technology. If I broke into my library and turned on their PC is that hacking? IMHO no. To me, "hacking" would be:

Gaining access to a computer system by means of exploiting technical vulnerabilities.

That distinguishes it from social engineering and so on. Also seeing as "ethical hacking" is a common phrase, and something we (as a company) pay for (as penetration testing) - it's not illegal at all, and yet still "hacking"!?