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Offline Jeffreyj

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Need help with my email which was hacked
« on: April 02, 2010, 08:13:36 AM »
My friend was hacked into he has g-mail.
When a blank email came to be and it sent the same email to all my email accounts in my registry. What do I do?

Thanks so much.
Jeff
« Last Edit: April 02, 2010, 09:47:43 AM by Jeffreyj »
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Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Need help with my email whick was hacked
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2010, 08:40:22 AM »
I have msn email and seems like something similar may have happened to me yesterday --- I got a whole bunch of delivery failure notifications and parents told me they received an email from my account that was blank --- as soon as I get home I am going to do a virus scan - I also changed my password on it.  Hoping to hear some advice on here from your original post as I would hate to have to get rid of that email account, as I have had it for 9 years.
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Need help with my email whick was hacked
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2010, 08:59:53 AM »



    Same thing here and I also noticed a lot of emails were sent to all on my contact list from my email.  Some of those on my contact list are from the forums here.  If you received a recent email from an address that starts off with TNT(mine) delete it.
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Re: Need help with my email whick was hacked
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2010, 09:12:18 AM »
When I first tried to send myself an email this morning from my msn email to my work email it wouldn't let me -- I went in to my msn and changed my password and just tried it again and it let me..... so if this has happened to you, I would suggest changing your email password - as no legitimate emails that you are sending from your account may be making it out otherwise.  Also, because it was doing this to me on my work pc and not the home one, I am thinking that it is an email based virus and not a computer based one.  This is just my thought with my limited PC knowledge.
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: Need help with my email whick was hacked
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2010, 09:19:37 AM »
Hai Guys!

Maybe y'all should send an email to timh@aidsmeds.com

MtD

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Re: Need help with my email whick was hacked
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2010, 09:28:43 AM »
I'm looking into this now.

Offline Jeffreyj

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2010, 09:51:11 AM »
My friend warned me last night that all of his contacts were getting an email without a subject. I saw this so i did not open it. I deleted it and it got to everyone in my contact list anyway. just an fyi.
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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2010, 09:54:12 AM »
Mine didn't appear to have occurred from this site (poz.com) -- it was all of my msn email contacts current and past (even expired) - so I don't know if the issue would be tied to poz.com or not....
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2010, 09:58:58 AM »


  I know at one point yesterday my pop-up bar kept indictating it was blocking something from this site.  I've never had that happen before and thought it strange.  The email I have is linked to this site, so I don't know if it means anything or not.  I have another email that is not linked to this site and received nothing in that one.
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Offline Tim Horn

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2010, 10:05:19 AM »
Skeebo:

What do you mean the e-mail you have is linked to this site? You mean, it's an e-mail address you use in association with your Forums account -- and when corresponding with other Forums members?

Can you please forward a copy of the spam that was sent from your account to me?

Tim

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2010, 11:38:54 AM »
Skeebo:

You mean, it's an e-mail address you use in association with your Forums account -- and when corresponding with other Forums members?

Can you please forward a copy of the spam that was sent from your account to me?

Tim

  Sorry Tim if I worded that wrong.  Yes, it's the email I use in association with this site.  If I receive a PM from a member I also get notified via email.  I've deleted everything from my email, but I may be able to see if my wife received anything from my email account because I noticed she was one of the people it was also sent to from my account without any knowledge or actions on my part doing so.  Like I mentioned earlier, and it might be purely coincidental, I received pop-up blocks on this site yesterday... that has never happend before.
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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2010, 11:42:07 AM »



   Tim, I have located one in my wife's account and I am going to forward it to you.  You may be able to see where it was also forwarded to everyone in my contact list.
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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2010, 11:49:22 AM »

  Tim, Yahoo is blocking me from sending it.  However, I do see where one was sent to Ann's email at AIDSmeds and also Matty's.  Perhaps they may be able to forward it to you.
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Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2010, 11:50:44 AM »
Yeah, I'm aware of this. I've raised it with Tim.

MtD

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2010, 11:51:06 AM »
Tim -
If you give me your email address, I may be able to forward the one I received to you...

Phil
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #15 on: April 02, 2010, 11:55:30 AM »

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #16 on: April 02, 2010, 12:03:02 PM »
Hi Tim:
Just sent you one of the ones that had bounced back to me -- I sent it to you from my phildinftlaudy email address.  Hope it helps.  From looking at some of the others that bounced back, it looks like it sends a blank email to all people in my contact list, except it puts a link at the bottom of the email that changes every now and then to a different link.
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2010, 12:05:01 PM »
Hey Tim -
Let me know if you receive it - as I don't know if it might get blocked on your end or something.

Phil
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2010, 12:07:15 PM »
 Tim, Yahoo is blocking me from sending it.  However, I do see where one was sent to Ann's email at AIDSmeds and also Matty's.  Perhaps they may be able to forward it to you.

I didn't see that email at first - didn't scroll down far enough. It was also sent to allopathicholistic, who hasn't even logged on for over a year. It linked me to some dodgy site selling Viagra etc.  >:(
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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #19 on: April 02, 2010, 12:13:52 PM »
I didn't see that email at first - didn't scroll down far enough. It was also sent to allopathicholistic, who hasn't even logged on for over a year. It linked me to some dodgy site selling Viagra etc.  >:(

I got an email last night from a member here that linked me to a Viagra site . I know him casually form other friends and thought it odd he would send a email about Viagra with out some exclamation .

I did reply to him and thanked him for thinking about my penis .   

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #20 on: April 02, 2010, 12:14:20 PM »
Phil:

Got it. Thanks.

Skeebo, Ann's going to send me a copy of the e-mail from your account.

Tim

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #21 on: April 02, 2010, 12:14:54 PM »
jg:

Please forward that e-mail to me.

Tim

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #22 on: April 02, 2010, 12:19:40 PM »
jg:

Please forward that e-mail to me.

Tim


I sent it , Jeff

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #23 on: April 02, 2010, 12:30:28 PM »
Jeff:

I haven't yet received this. Please resend.

Tim

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #24 on: April 02, 2010, 12:33:51 PM »
I have sent it 2 times without a failure notice . Let me know ???

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2010, 12:39:52 PM »
Still nothing.

Try editors@aidsmeds.com instead.

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2010, 12:40:01 PM »
Hi Jeff and Tim:

My emails were not getting sent earlier either until I went into my email account settings and changed my password - then I was able to send emails again.  I had even sent myself some test emails from my msn to my work and they weren't going through until I did the password reset -- I wasn't getting any failure notices at that time either - so, I wouldn't have known that they weren't going through if I wouldn't have checked it myself by sending to another account I had.
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Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2010, 12:46:12 PM »
I tried to send it again and also tried to send it to my self and I did not get it back .

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« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2010, 12:47:58 PM »
I did get my email forward and sent it along to you as well this time .

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2010, 12:49:03 PM »
jg -
try changing your password to your email account (especially if it is msn or hotmail) - as i said on the earlier post, I had the same problem - after I changed the password, and logged back on, I was then able to send successfully.
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

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« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2010, 12:51:56 PM »
jg -
try changing your password to your email account (especially if it is msn or hotmail) - as i said on the earlier post, I had the same problem - after I changed the password, and logged back on, I was then able to send successfully.

I'm using Yahoo mail ... I got the forward email to myself . I will try your advice it Tim didn't get it . thanks

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2010, 12:55:02 PM »
I'm sorry, Jeff -- still nothing.

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2010, 12:59:45 PM »
The only thing I know to do is change my email password and see if that helps . It may take a few mins .

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2010, 01:01:16 PM »


   Jeff, my wife uses yahoo as well and it would not allow her to send it out.  Said something about spam blocking, that might be why you can't send it from yahoo.  Like Phil's, my email is through hotmail.
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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2010, 01:03:58 PM »
There is something called the Conflicker worm that activates on April 1
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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2010, 01:08:41 PM »
Thanks guys ... I changed my password and resent .

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2010, 01:12:32 PM »
Jeff -- still nothing. Chances are, it's being flagged as spam by your server or ours.

If you could do me a favor and copy and paste the e-mail message you received from the Forums member into a PM and send it to me, that would be great.

Tim

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« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2010, 01:27:28 PM »
It will not give me the option to cut copy or paste . I'm not so good at that kind of thing anyway . I moved all messages back to my in box and resent . Wish I could be of more help . 

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #38 on: April 02, 2010, 03:24:20 PM »
A quick update...

We seem to be dealing with a worm that has been introduced into various networks of individuals associated with two interactive POZ and AIDSmeds services, notably personals and the forums. We don't seem to be dealing with an actual security breach.

  • Please do not open any e-mails with unorthodox subject lines; and do not open any e-mails from contacts without subject lines.
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  • Please forward questionable e-mails you receive from someone you know via the forums or POZ personals to me at the address listed above.

Right now, we only seem to be dealing with a handful of forums and personals members who have been affected. Hopefully, with a bit more investigation, we'll be able to connect the various dots.


Thanks, everyone, for your help and patience,

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Re: Need help with my email which was hacked
« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2010, 04:47:56 PM »
Interesting.  It happened to me on Friday, April 2nd, too.
The exact same thing...the exact same email (a Viagra).
I, too, have been getting WTF? emails from friends and family, and tons of Daemon Mailer Failure Notices and Out-of-office replies.
It was embarrassing and disconcerting.

 


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