24586Re: [Y-Mail] James, your password was stolen
- Mar 15, 2013That's only true to a certain extent.... What is happening here is James' system is likely infected, thus allowing the hacker to steal his password. Linux systems don't get viruses, so the only way a Linux user like me could have my Yahoo password stolen is for the hacker to attack Yahoo's servers. And that's far less likely to happen....
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On 03/15/2013 10:21 AM, Donna Lee wrote:
How do you know he has Windows? Maybe he has a Mac or a Linux system.
No web mail application is safe from a hacker. Yahoo is more vulnerable than most! This is what happens when you depend on a web mail.
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On Mar 14, 2013, at 11:58 PM, Lena@... wrote:
> James, password of your mailbox jakk9406@... was stolen
> with Windows malware (drive-by exploit kit) such as Blackhole
> by a spammer who uses malware (bot) in another user's Windows
> (in this case in Brazil) to send spam from your mailbox
> to all addresses from your address book ("Contacts") and Sent and Inbox folders
> using the password stolen from you.
> Change password of this mailbox immediately.
> Then scan Windows for viruses on every computer where you ever entered
> that password. If no malware found then scan with LiveCD or LiveUSB
> one-time antivirus scanner (free for personal use) from freedrweb.com
> It works outside Windows, thus has the potential to find
> malware designed to disable or evade common antiviruses.
> After the malware (virus, trojan) found and removed,
> change mailbox password again, but not to the previous one,
> and please tell me the malware name.
> Never use those old passwords for this mailbox again.
> If all scans find nothing, repeat download and scan after a week (there is
> some hope that antivirus vendors catch up to this malware version).
> Also, update Adobe Flash Player and Adobe Reader from adobe.com/downloads
> and Java from java.com/download , keep them updated.
> But exploits attack not only via security holes in browsers and their plugins.
> Unfortunately, my advice to use any free operating system
> instead of Windows on the same computer usually falls on deaf ears.
> Anybody who clicked the link in the spam needs to do the same.
> The spamming is automated, its main goal is growing the felon's botnet,
> spreading some bot/trojan (such as ZeuS or SpyEye) for stealing banking
> passwords, stealing and selling email passwords for spamming via
> legitimate servers (such spam is much more difficult to filter out),
> selling all types of passwords to interested unscrupulous people,
> selling access to zombie in your computer for spamming, attacking websites etc.
> Such spam also can promote some scam such as "work from home" or
> weight loss drops, but that's a side benefit for the felon.
> Nothing found by antivirus scanners is NOT a guarantee that you haven't
> a trojan/zombie/bot in your Windows, far from it.
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