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Spam to Yahoo Contacts


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#1 jajacks

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 12:14 PM

Hello.
I saw this morning two delivery failure messages from Yahoo showing someone or something tried to send spam to my contacts in Yahoo. Upon investigation I noticed that it also deleted two years worth of messages in my sent folder. I've since changed my password and security questions and cleared the cache on my browser. I also immediately ran a MBAM and SAS scan and both found nothing. I didn't delete the failure messages which include headers for the original spam emails, so I can provide headers upon request.

Recently, I received a spam email from a contact (who also uses Yahoo) so I imagine the two may be related. I've read from a few users that Yahoo servers may have experienced an intrusion, but I want to make sure I don't have an infection or rootkit. Thanks in advance.

(I'm running Windows 7).

Edited by jajacks, 14 August 2010 - 12:53 PM.


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Posted 14 August 2010 - 01:17 PM

Update: I found where he/she/it deleted sent items. He didn't clear out my trash bin. So I have the original spam messages in case they are needed. Thankfully the two returned messages were all that were sent.

Edited by jajacks, 14 August 2010 - 01:18 PM.





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