Windows 10: Hacked email

Discus and support Hacked email in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi all merry Christmas I received an email from supposedly myself saying if I don't pay them a lot of money in bitcoin within 48 hours they would put... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Dell, Dec 25, 2018.

  1. Dell Win User

    Hacked email


    Hi all merry Christmas
    I received an email from supposedly myself saying if I don't pay them a lot of money in bitcoin within 48 hours they would put a video of me they had taken of me and wife through the computer camera online, they had my email address and password. I have deleted the email and I will not be paying anyone anything.
    Is it possible for some sleaze bag to get access to my camera

    :)
     
  2. R.Mike Win User

    Email Hacked

    Hello Greg

    thank you for your response and the great information you provided.

    I use two step authentication for my email account and all important web sites. I also use the full version of Malwarebytes to protect my computer.

    But I will do the scans you suggested AdwCleaner and Limewire.com and let you know the results.

    I am worried though that the webcam installed on my laptop could have been hacked. I never use it and forgot about it, so never disabled it.

    Any suggestions as to find if it was actually hacked?

    thank you

    mike
     
    R.Mike, Dec 25, 2018
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  3. HAT
    hat Win User
    Email hacked?

    I'm stumped trying to figure out why my mom (and a number of other people on my contact list) have received a spam email coming from me. It goes along the lines of: "Hello! <insert link to some Viagra page at some Canadian pharmacy website here>". I'm using Yahoo mail. I have a friend who says he's been getting spam emails from one of his friends, who also uses Yahoo mail. I'm wondering if something's going on with Yahoo mail, or is this just some coincidence, and if it is just a coincidence, then who hacked my email, and how did they even do it? I certainly never told anyone my password for anything, let alone my email address. I don't have a keylogger or any other virus either, I just ran a full malwarebytes scan and it came back clean.
     
  4. trickson Win User

    Hacked email

    Email hacked?

    Same thing has been happening to me ! I changed my Email password and it has seemed to fix this problem . Try using a really hard password with capital letters and numbers . Mine was with MSN not yahoo ( Yet ) .
     
    trickson, Dec 25, 2018
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