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Have I been hacked by an unknown email?


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#1 burstead

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 02:01 PM

I opened an email purporting to be from a friend to which I replied to then found out it wasn't from her. After she ran a virus check she found out that her computer had been compromised with a Trojan and all her contacts had been deleted. I received another email 2 days later with my friends name with the suffix @yandex.com which I deleted without opening. I am now concerned that I may have been hacked. Please could someone advise me how to check my computer. My operating system is Windows 7 and I am using a Dell laptop.

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Posted 28 July 2014 - 02:55 PM

Did you click on any links or download any attachments from that original email?



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 06:59 AM

No I did  not open any links or download any attachments,



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Posted 29 July 2014 - 07:56 AM

As long as you didn't click on any links or download any attachments then you're safe, just sounds like your friend's email has been compromised and used as a spam bot. You may want to change your email password just to be on the safe side though






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