Hello and welcome to our community! Is this your first visit?
Register
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    Regular Coder
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    199
    Thanks
    26
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    yahoo email hacked

    hello,
    someone hacked my yahoo email and sent spam link to everyone in my list.
    Can someone let me know what to do and how to prevent this?

  • #2
    New to the CF scene
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Try to recover your email by answering secret questions answers or contact Yahoo email support team for email recovery.

    Regards,
    Calvin
    Last edited by Spookster; 06-19-2013 at 10:21 AM. Reason: No signature links in posts

  • #3
    New Coder
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    71
    Thanks
    3
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    Set up strong password and security questions for your account to prevent hacking.

  • #4
    New Coder
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    37
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
    Set two factor authentication setup in yahoo account for prevent the hacking...

  • #5
    New Coder
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Posts
    28
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
    Hi,

    Sorry to hear that. Seems to happen a lot to Yahoo accounts these days. Check you don't have any viruses if the password was a difficult one to guess.

    Personally I wouldn't use Yahoo for my personal emails given that they had all those account details stolen a while back.

  • #6
    New to the CF scene
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Illinois
    Posts
    3
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    try to change your emails password if it dosent then contact yahoo for help....

  • #7
    New Coder
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    48
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    you should simply just change the password , have a difficult one and dont tell it even to your closest friends

  • #8
    New to the CF scene
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    5
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    I once had my gmail hacked and since then I use multiple email accounts with different passwords and two-step verification turned on. I hate privacy intrusion so I don't ever want it to happen again..

  • #9
    New to the CF scene
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    a country you dont
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    This happened to someone i know once, they opened an email that contained a virus this then carried on sending emails from there account, the only way to stop that is clear out your inbox / outbox and change your password & also create a security question and supply your mobile number

    sorry if someone else has replied with the same response i didnt read all of them so yeah sorry

  • #10
    New Coder
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Posts
    48
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    btw this is where hotmail never disappoints....gmail and yahoo though more user friendly and generally better but such cases of hacked accounts also go side by side...hence moving to hotmail wont be such a bad idea if you have those occasional mails

  • #11
    New to the CF scene
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    6
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
    Yeah right I agree with you. Hotmail is much more secure than gmail and yahoo. Many people above have mentioned how to recover your mail so I don't need to tell you that. If we are using Gmail or Yahoo account it is always mandatory to change our passwords timely.


  •  

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •