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wolfman

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    Email account is sending out bulk spam
    « on: October 14, 2012, 11:35:58 PM »
    I tried doing a search here for this, because I'm sure others have had it, but I can't find anything. My yahoo email account is sending out bulk spam to contacts showing a link for pharmacuticals, etc. I understand this isn't a virus, but what steps should I do? The few things I've seen online say to change passwords and even email addresses. This seems pretty extreme, others said it only lasts a few days, and they move on. What should I do?

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    Re: Email account is sending out bulk spam
    « Reply #1 on: October 15, 2012, 01:53:57 AM »
    Changing passwords is not an extreme measure, you need to do it or else the spam will just keep coming and your account will continue to be hacked. Be sure to change your recovery questions as well. I would also scan your computer for viruses and malware, the spammers had to have gotten your email address and password from somewhere -- could have been from a keylogger on your computer.
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    Re: Email account is sending out bulk spam
    « Reply #2 on: October 15, 2012, 05:42:07 AM »
    ninjatex - please do not respond to mosts in the malware forum. Thank you.

    wolfman: Please follow the instructions in the following link and post your logs:
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