Windows 10: Possible hacked Microsoft email account

Discus and support Possible hacked Microsoft email account in Browsers and Email to solve the problem; Last week and again today I received an email from: Microsoft account team<[email protected]> Hi D####@f######l.com, We received your request for a... Discussion in 'Browsers and Email' started by DriftyDonn, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. Possible hacked Microsoft email account


    Last week and again today I received an email from:

    Microsoft account team<[email protected]>
    Hi D####@f######l.com,

    We received your request for a single-use code to use with your Microsoft account.

    Your single-use code is: 911**** (I have no idea what this is?)

    If you did not request a confirmation code, please go to https://account.live.com, and verify your account security settings and change your Microsoft account password.


    Thanks,
    The Microsoft account team

    Last week I think I went to Settings=>Accounts=>email and accounts and clicked my account listed there, clicked manage and signed in and changed password. Please bear with me, my memory has cobwebs and I know I would normally do it this way. I MAY have clicked the link in the email Possible hacked Microsoft email account :)_(
    If I did click that link I should consider a helper when using PC-(I've been using PC's since mid 1980's.)
    As I recall, I had applied the Dec patch on 2January - prior to this, I had been logging in w/ microsoft account (didn't like it but...) post patch, login was local with admin privileges. Yea it seems to be getting worse.
    I only logged in to msf accounts once a month if that to empty spam,never use this account for anything- it is a 2ndary email for one or 2 gmail accnts that I never use ....so I didn't pay any more mind. I DID run a system scan w/ Bitdefender. No issues. BTW, I didn't have any contacts in tis account (nor the gmail)
    Today this email I received rang some bells. I think I should go to the email site the proper way and change PW again just in case? I hope this hasn't been too confusing but I am a bit concerned esp the more I recall my login is admin priv on local account.- still is.
    Any help would be greatly appreciated,
    Red-faced
    Don

    win10 pro version 1909 (OS Bld 18363.1256

    :)
     
    DriftyDonn, Jan 7, 2021
    #1
  2. webJockey Win User

    email account hacked. please help

    I have a yahoo email account that seems to be hacked. Following are hacking activities I have noticed.

    1) Spam emails being sent from my account to my account and my recovery email account.
    2) Recent emails in inbox are missing
    3) New emails in deleted mails folder

    I have reset passwords for both my email account and recovery email account and also re-installed my mac but still spam emails are being sent from my account to my account and my recovery email account.

    My mac was not even turned on when those emails were being sent. No one else knows my password. I do access mail from my iphone and ipad too.

    Its my primary email account please help.

    Thanks
     
    webJockey, Jan 7, 2021
    #2
  3. 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, Jan 7, 2021
    #3
  4. Possible hacked Microsoft email account

    email account hacked. please help

    Also may I suggest you change email accounts to one of the following.....

    Gmail
    Outlook

    The reason is they both use "Step two verification". This style of verification means even if a hacker gets your password they cannot log in to your account. You see every time someone try's to log in that hasn't been verified you will get a text or a phone call giving you a final code to log in. Its very easy and simple to setup also. The great thing is once you setup your Email application with a specific "application password" from that account you never have to log in again AND your account is protected from being logged in from foreign entities.

    I like the new outlook personally however Gmail is also damn good. Gmail also has an IP tracker that allows you to see WHERE the account has been logged in from. Anyway let us know if you wanna change over and have any questions. We will be happy to help and welcome to TPU!
     
    TheMailMan78, Jan 7, 2021
    #4
Thema:

Possible hacked Microsoft email account

Loading...
  1. Possible hacked Microsoft email account - Similar Threads - Possible hacked Microsoft

  2. MIcrosoft Account Hacked

    in Microsoft Windows 10 Store
    MIcrosoft Account Hacked: Hi, My phone sim card number and then hotmail account was hacked and the hacker set up 2 step verification using his email address. So I am unable access my account. This account is also my microsoft account for my computer and play store. So the hacker could potentially...
  3. Hacked Microsoft Account?

    in User Accounts and Family Safety
    Hacked Microsoft Account?: Hi, first of all I'm new so I apologize if I am breaking any rules in this thread. Now here's my problem. I am a very active user of my pc. I used to login each and every day with the same password, which I entered hundreds of times. However, a few weeks ago I was unable to...
  4. Possible hacking???

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    Possible hacking???: I have been stalked recently by a man who is an IT professional. He knew way more about me than he could have unless he had hacked my iPhone and/or Windows laptop, which I hotspot to my phone as I live in the country and sloooow mobile is the only internet I can get. Of...
  5. Possible Hacking?

    in Windows 10 Network and Sharing
    Possible Hacking?: Can anyone explain why access to a directory/file created in my documents folder and previously accessed is now denied? When I click on to the file, instead of opening the document, a Box appears headed Microsoft Office Word. Beneath the heading there is a yellow triangle...
  6. possible hack

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    possible hack: I was googling support for my printer as it stopped printing. I thought I was on a Brother website, which I now believe I not. I allowed the chat technician to call me. During the conversation, he asked to use team viewer to look at my problem remotely since we could not...
  7. Possible Hack

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Possible Hack: The villan who got through my security on my desk top wants $300.00 to fix the problem represented by the above screen shot. First, they locked my computer and gave me an onscreen tx to call to unlock it. After sending them[NTS IT CARE 844-659-9899 some money they unlocked my...
  8. Hacked Microsoft Account

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Hacked Microsoft Account: Hi i am very concerned microsoft are not taking this seriously my account was hacked earlier today they got in deleted all my recovery details, email, mobile number etc... they then added their email address which i can see and 2 step security verification onto their...
  9. microsoft account hacked

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    microsoft account hacked: on Jan 1 I was watching tv when I got a text message showing a Amazon verification code. I was not on Amazon or any body in my family. another one came in about 5 minutes later. I went into Amazon and I could not log in because my password had been changed. I did not request...
  10. possible hack

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    possible hack: while shutting down my system a notification popped up-stated "someone else is using my computer and if I shut dowm all will be lost" I'm the only one who has access???? https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/possible-hack/33613b3c-1903-4074-beb5-e2b6ed3c2d02"