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#1 capr

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 00:32

Got home to my computer and a couple of web pages were open. Someone ordered stuff on different credit cards and shipped to Florida. Left pages open and logged out....

Definitely sounds like a hack no? Pretty concerned about my security right now.

Worst case, I was hacked and everything is compromised.

Best case, that was just some virus/spyware that pulled up those pages with no other threat.

I am working on cleaning everything (nothing suspicious)

Only odd behavior is my browsers don't work but I can ping stuff and access updates for anti malware


#2 Brendeth

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 00:34

Have you called your bank and cancelled your card? That should be your first priority!



#3 Barney T.

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 00:35

Have you called your bank and cancelled your card? That should be your first priority!

 

Yeah, I would spend less time snooping on the computer and more time with your bank ATM. You can sort the who-did-what later.



#4 tsupersonic

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 00:49

Have you checked your online bank/credit card accounts from a different computer to confirm the charges? I would change passwords and be prepared to deal with banks/credit card companies, just in case. 



#5 Bigkaye

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 00:51

Have you checked your online bank/credit card accounts from a different computer to confirm the charges? I would change passwords and be prepared to deal with banks/credit card companies, just in case. 

 

Computer? I'd call. Most times they can see things before they post, which could take days. Calling is the best way to cancel or put the cards on hold and also report fraud use.

 

Different credit cards, were they all yours? It almost sounds like your computter was VNC'd into and used as a hotspot to commit fraud, probably using stolen cards at that, tracing back to your place. I'd call your ISP maybe too after you got any compromised accounts secured. Also check your windows and doors... If VNC didn't happen.



#6 kalel83

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 00:59

The websites were open on you computer? As in someone was physically (are they still in the house?..) or remotely using your computer?



#7 +Nik L

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 01:08

You usually have a window in which to report such things to your bank/cc company.  As such, stop dicking about with your computer.  Damn geeks failing to see the wood from the trees ;)

 

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#8 OP capr

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 01:40

my cards were not used for the purchases.... they used 2 different cards for 2 different websites and sent things to 2 different addresses in FL under two different people's names.. 

 

is there any way to see a log of VNC type activity? was a particular port used? would my ISP or router log something that would help? 



#9 Deleted Bye

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 01:45

my cards were not used for the purchases.... they used 2 different cards for 2 different websites and sent things to 2 different addresses in FL under two different people's names.. 

 

is there any way to see a log of VNC type activity? was a particular port used? would my ISP or router log something that would help? 

 

curious if you don't mind answering... what security suite do you use?



#10 OP capr

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 01:54

windows security essential along with superantispyware. I am behind an Asus router and windows firewall is also on. 

 

RDP is off but I use teamviewer 



#11 Deleted Bye

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 02:16

windows security essential along with superantispyware. I am behind an Asus router and windows firewall is also on. 

 

RDP is off but I use teamviewer 

 

does anyone have master remote "control" privileges with your team-viewer account?



#12 +warwagon

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 03:05

windows security essential

 

Oh god. That's not reassuring.

 

Having said that I would also recommend you do a scan with shieldsup https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2 and look for any open ports in your router.



#13 Dane

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 03:15

does anyone have master remote "control" privileges with your team-viewer account?


Don't they need the ID and Password?

#14 Gotenks98

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 13:25

I know this answer is going to be a bit low tech but what if someone broke in just to use your computer to order stuff?



#15 +FiB3R

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Posted 09 August 2014 - 13:36

Sounds like psychical access to the machine, if you ask me.

 

Somebody smart enough to totally own your box remotely, wouldn't be so messy/careless. (imo)

 

Some headlocks and noogies are in order, if not a call to the police.