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Hacked email question?.


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#1 bluesjunior

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Posted 28 September 2009 - 06:14 AM

Found out this morning that my Hotmail address book has seemingly been hacked and a company called www.selectsomeinfo are sending my contacts an ad for online clothes etc bargains. I have changed my password and alerted all my contacts that the email has nothing to do with me. I have scanned my PC and neither my AV, SAS, Malwarebytes, has found anything. My Hijack This log is clean and I have scanned with Rootkit revealer also clean. Can anyone shed any light on how this can happen and is it enough to just change my password or are there any other measures I should take such as reporting it to someone/body or whatever else you think appropriate. Sorry for my ignorance but it is the first time this has happened to me.
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Posted 28 September 2009 - 03:44 PM

You may also want to reset and change your Router password.

Next you must reset the router to its default configuration. This can be done by inserting something tiny like a paper clip end or pencil tip into a small hole labeled "reset" located on the back of the router. Press and hold down the small button inside until the lights on the front of the router blink off and then on again (usually about 10 seconds). If you donít know the router's default password, you can look it up HERE.

Change the Default Password on a Network Router
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