Windows 10: Email Threat

Discus and support Email Threat in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I use Office 365. I recently received 3 threatening emails my computer has been hacked and I need to send $1000 in bit coin. They said they have all my... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Andrew Daivs, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. Email Threat


    I use Office 365. I recently received 3 threatening emails my computer has been hacked and I need to send $1000 in bit coin. They said they have all my password and they can see I am reading their email through pixels. Is this spam, is it common, have you seen this before? Is it possible they are able to see my hard drive and passwords?

    I changed my Office 365 password.

    :)
     
    Andrew Daivs, Mar 14, 2019
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  2. newtekie1 Win User

    Unauthorized Emails from my account?

    It is more than likely that your email account was hacked, either by a virus sniffing your password, or just simply hacked.

    Either way, change your password on your email account. Unfortunately the damage by already be done. They already have your contact list and your email address associated with that contact list. There is nothing stopping them from sending out emails using their own SMTP servers to everyone on your contact list and claiming the emails are from your email address. They don't actually have to have access to your yahoo account or even any yahoo server to send emails to people that come from your address.
     
    newtekie1, Mar 14, 2019
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  3. MT Alex Win User
    Unauthorized Emails from my account?

    Embarrassingly, everyone on my email list received spam originating from my account, which is Yahoo based. A scan with MSE found two trojans, a Java/Rowindal.A and a Downloader:Java/OpenStream.W.

    Are these the source of my unwanted email traffic? Would someone opening this email be infected with the same problems? Could there be more dangerous underlying threats.

    Hell, I have quite a few high dollar clients in my list. I always treat people's addresses like they were unlisted numbers, and don't send frivolous "Hey how are ya" junk. This is mortifying.*Eek! Email Threat :eek:
     
    MT Alex, Mar 14, 2019
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  4. Email Threat

    Unauthorized Emails from my account?

    1. Change your password.
    2. Change to Gmail.
     
    TheMailMan78, Mar 14, 2019
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