WARNING my yahoo email hacked and a VIRUS was spread
Be aware that an adroid Mobile device from THIS IP ADDRESS:
is being used to access yahoo email accounts to send VERY convincing emails to everyone on your CONTACTS LIST wherein they are told to go to a certain "http:...msn/msnbc.com..." address about a job. That address is a VIRUS of some kind--it's too early and I'm too ignorant to really know about more than that.
Just wanting to let yahoo and yahoo members know.
My email address was havked into and harmful web address was ent to all my contacts in spite of having Norton anti virus on Monday 4th march 2013.
One of my accounts was hacked on Feb 21 2013 and the second was hacked on the Feb 24 2013.
Similar problems still happening. A rash of these occurred in Vancouver , Canada area this week 2/21/2013. I know of at least 4 accounts plus mine - and none of the others are connected to me.Sent different links, some of which appeared 'normal' to large number of my contacts. Nothing from Yahoo to acknowledge the issue or to explain how to stop/prevent it. I found an entry in my Contacts list that was just a string of numbers, which I deleted. If this has happened to you, check your Contacts.
Mine got hacked yesterday, 2/15/13. Emails were sent to people in my Sent Mail folder, not to Contacts list.
my account was attacked also!!! Yahoo has no support !!!
and when I try to log back in: Where did you meet your spouse?
Added July 19, 2009 - I have never been married!!!! Never selected this question!!!!
Everyone I know with a yahoo email has had this happen - how come yahoo haven't advised us or fixed this? Shocking custopmer service from what used to bea great company.
Thanks for not posting any up-dates! On your home page, for your users - Awesome slackness on ur behalf!! Yep I was "hacked" Emails sent from my account
from West Australia :(
Tom Saggau commented
sent out 20 emails from my account - yahoo has no live support, phone contacts other than "it's no longer available", and emails continue w/ the same response/reply that does not solve the problem, that I no longer have access to the email account. Nice work, Yahoo, and the customer support gets an "F"
Sent out about thirty emails from my account this virus did. Not a peep from Yahoo about it. What's up Yahoo?
My info has been stolen also. I've seen other report on the web after searching for less than 15 minutes. It appears that Yahoo screwed the pooch on this one. Here is one report
Based on hacker reports linked in comment above it appears that the Yahoo servers have been compromised. And this after a series of similar hacking problems over the last six months with slow/no responses. After 10 years w/Yahoo I'm seriously considering leaving. I guess it depends on what I hear from Yahoo in the next day or two.
why aren't there any news reports on this? I've received a few of these spam mails too!