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    Long story short...i figured I oops'd and gave someone my email...and opened something I shouldn't have....gotta love dating websights. Sooooo....as soon as I smelt scam/hacker....I deleted everything in my email. Also changed my password. Not sure if it helped but I did a disc clean up and a defrag. So.... I go to get in my email just now and it says wrong password. So I hit account has been compromised...following directions...and it asks for my youngest's nick name. Number 1..he doesnt have one.....I tried everythin I though I may have answered for that until I missed so many my account is on a 12 hour lock....logged back in a few times before the lock to see if I could get a different question...not. Any sugestions? How concerned should I be? I did just get back from the bank...changed pin # card # did a level change and blocked all online transactions....forevever...never used that anyway. Anyone here work for yahoo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    Long story short...i figured I oops'd and gave someone my email...and opened something I shouldn't have....gotta love dating websights. Sooooo....as soon as I smelt scam/hacker....I deleted everything in my email. Also changed my password. Not sure if it helped but I did a disc clean up and a defrag. So.... I go to get in my email just now and it says wrong password. So I hit account has been compromised...following directions...and it asks for my youngest's nick name. Number 1..he doesnt have one.....I tried everythin I though I may have answered for that until I missed so many my account is on a 12 hour lock....logged back in a few times before the lock to see if I could get a different question...not. Any sugestions? How concerned should I be? I did just get back from the bank...changed pin # card # did a level change and blocked all online transactions....forevever...never used that anyway. Anyone here work for yahoo.

    Contact Yahoo ASAP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra26 # 1 View Post
    Contact Yahoo ASAP
    I wish I knew how....I guess in 11 and a half more hours I will look again. I didnt see any number,web adress, or info on how to get ahold of them. Maybe if I google contact yahoo...that will pull something. I am open for sugestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    I wish I knew how....I guess in 11 and a half more hours I will look again. I didnt see any number,web adress, or info on how to get ahold of them. Maybe if I google contact yahoo...that will pull something. I am open for sugestions.

    Yahoo! US contact information is:
    Yahoo! Inc.
    Phone: (408)- 349-3300
    1-800-318-0631
    (408)-349-1572
    1-877-469-7847

    Office Hours 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultra26 # 1 View Post
    Yahoo! US contact information is:
    Yahoo! Inc.
    Phone: (408)- 349-3300
    1-800-318-0631
    (408)-349-1572
    1-877-469-7847

    Office Hours 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PST
    Corporate Information

    Read more: Is there toll-free phone number for Yahoo! tech support? | Answerbag Is there toll-free phone number for Yahoo! tech support? | Answerbag

    (866) 562-7219 in 07
    Thanks....I googled and got 18665627219 on hold now. Thanks again....I hate f'n scammers.
    Woe...that was awesome...so I finally get ahold of a preson...and she tells me I need to answer the same security question as the one on line. What is your youngest boys nick name...my boy doesn't have a nick name. What a stupid ass security question. I can just start another account....sucks thinkin some scammer is using my f'n email. =(
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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    Thanks....I googled and got 18665627219 on hold now. Thanks again....I hate f'n scammers.
    Good luck getting this BS fixed. I'm sure it can be.

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    This is why webmail sucks.

    Hope you get it figured out.
    I'd agree with you, but then we would both be wrong

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    I had my AOL address book hacked a while back and a bunch of BS E-mails sent to everyone on my list, happened twice in two weeks. I changed my password and since haven't had any problems, maybe that will work for you if you can ever get back on to change it.

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    My wife had the same thing. I deleted a bunch of her crap and did a scan on the 'puter. Changed her password and haven't had a problem since.

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    I had my old password stored on the log in so that I didn't have to type it in every time, I think that's how they were able to access it. Ater I changed it I didn't store it so now I have to type it in every time, more garbage but maybe it'll keep it safe now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    Long story short...i figured I oops'd and gave someone my email...and opened something I shouldn't have....gotta love dating websights. Sooooo....as soon as I smelt scam/hacker....I deleted everything in my email. Also changed my password. Not sure if it helped but I did a disc clean up and a defrag. So.... I go to get in my email just now and it says wrong password. So I hit account has been compromised...following directions...and it asks for my youngest's nick name. Number 1..he doesnt have one.....I tried everythin I though I may have answered for that until I missed so many my account is on a 12 hour lock....logged back in a few times before the lock to see if I could get a different question...not. Any sugestions? How concerned should I be? I did just get back from the bank...changed pin # card # did a level change and blocked all online transactions....forevever...never used that anyway. Anyone here work for yahoo.
    I got a "spam" mail from a friend with a Yahoo account, although I am pretty sure he didn't get it from a dating site, saying he was in Spain,, got all his money stolen,, etc.

    Anyway, Yahoo has some stuff,, but not real easy to find. If you were able to change your password you probably nipped it already, but if someone else changed your password and you can't get on, you can do this.https://edit.yahoo.com/forgotroot/

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    Quote Originally Posted by H20MOFO View Post
    Thanks....I googled and got 18665627219 on hold now. Thanks again....I hate f'n scammers.
    Woe...that was awesome...so I finally get ahold of a preson...and she tells me I need to answer the same security question as the one on line. What is your youngest boys nick name...my boy doesn't have a nick name. What a stupid ass security question. I can just start another account....sucks thinkin some scammer is using my f'n email. =(
    Just saw the edit. That SUCKS!!!!!

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    Yahoo has web script vulnerability. It’s my understanding any account can be “hacked”; physically hacked using the script, at least according to a friend teaching Yahoo hacking last week.

    For any webmail and most other types of “hacked” accounts, they are hacked using automated bots guessing your passwords. Words found in the dictionary, numbers etc. If you use a strong password you won’t have to worry about being “hacked.” Think of slang words you use, or words not found in a dictionary. Use a system of tags at the end which you will always remember such as {*}, put the tags at the end of your password and you’re good to go. No automated bot will guess it and if you use the same consistent slang word password with the same tags, you should be able to remember it.

    If you manage a lot of passwords (I have about 225 sites I visit requiring passwords), use Roboform.

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    If you opened a key logger or a root kit then nothing you do will stop the application from recording your keystrokes. Every time you change the password, the key logger and scammer will grab it. You can try to find and delete it using antivirus software, Malwarebytes or some of the specialized root kit uninstallers, but a true root kit is hard to detect, let alone find and delete.

    I’ve personally tested Sniperspy and gotta tell ya, that’s some wicked, normally undetectable stuff. There are tons of lesser grade applications which do the same.

    Again, if you clicked on something you shouldn’t have, somebody else might have control of your computer. You might consider a full system reformat, or buying another computer.

    Also, a good AV software such as Iolo System Mechanic, which runs Kaspersky AV and scans email, would have picked that email attachment and warned you about it.

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    I got her guys..was on hold 40 min. this morning. Got a yahoo rep(very nice btw...not like yesterdays) I said, I guess I am gonna get to know you real well cause I cant answer my security Q right...and I am gonna have you lock my account every 12 hours for the rest of my life so my hacker cant use my e mail. She finally told me I almost got it on 1 of my online guesses correct...and then finally gave me the first letter. I would have never got it otherwise. Gotta love computers.lol
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