What to do about hackers?

by Glyn
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Recently its come to my attention that several of my online accounts and even my own voice mail have been hacked. I have had friends, family and even lists peed off. Today I learned today that even on the Warrior Forum I have been hit. What can I do? What would you do?

I'm new to the Warrior Forum and don't know all the controls just yet. I guess I'm more of a looker then a participator... at least until I get a better feel for the place.
#hacked #hacker #security #stalker
  • Profile picture of the author metabinltd
    Glyn,

    Check your computer hasn't been hacked - if all your accounts have been hijacked then it sounds like your home computer has been compromised.
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    • Profile picture of the author ButterflyGarden
      Originally Posted by metabinltd View Post

      Glyn,

      Check your computer hasn't been hacked - if all your accounts have been hijacked then it sounds like your home computer has been compromised.
      I agree, if all of your accounts have been targeted the problem may be on your end.
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      • Profile picture of the author MyInterest
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        • Profile picture of the author cbreceipt
          Check for trojans and viruses on your computer. My laptop was infected they somehow managed to get into my Facebook account and send out spam to all my friends.
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  • Profile picture of the author Glyn
    Thanks guys there is some really good information here.

    I updated and ran my norton antivirus and security. No threats where detected. So I did a little looking around.

    About a year ago I received an email from a woman how had stalked me. Even going as far as to break in to my home. The only way I know she had been there was that she would leave gifts of books and small items. Later I discovered cursed objects. Her email stated that a woman I had been dating had requested that she hack several of my accounts. The email continued by saying that she wanted nothing to do with any of this but that she tough I should know what was up.

    Just the other day I learned that my voicemail had been hacked and a private message had been posted on line.... I'm starting to feel like Sara Palin.

    The woman I was dating claimed she had found her fathers voicemail to me posted on my facebook page. The funny thing is she is blocked for my fb account.

    Now Im learning that other accounts relating to my marketing activities are being targeted. Anyone have any ideas as to what I can do about this?
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Yeah, I wouldn't even dare to call the jerk a hacker. He or she was just someone with a virus, trojan, or keylogger that has you actually PROVIDING the info.

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Glyn
    What I don't get is I keep changing my passwords... and yet... It never helps. I was wondering if I could track who is accessing my accounts or what I could do legally to stop this.
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by Glyn View Post

      What I don't get is I keep changing my passwords... and yet... It never helps. I was wondering if I could track who is accessing my accounts or what I could do legally to stop this.
      It is basically impossible and illegal. All you could do is:

      1. Get rid of him... Illegal, and how do you find him?
      2. Find out who he is and get him thrown in jail or something... GOOD LUCK. 8-(
      3. MAYBE get a firewall to block ports YOU don't need and HOPEFULLY block access to IP addresses from programs other than those YOU use.
      4. Find the source of the leak, and PLUG IT!

      BTW

      1. NEVER use HTTP:// on secure accounts! On gmail, for example, you can use HTTPS://.
      2. NEVER click a link in EMAIL!
      3. NEVER use a password in an email more than to change it.

      HTTP:// is perhaps the third least secure protocol!
      The LEAST secure, BY FAR, is EMAIL!

      Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author jgand
    Maybe its someone you know who is hacking your information. It certainly sounds like an inside job, get your virus software up to date and think about who would want to do this to you.
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    • Profile picture of the author Glyn
      I hate to say it... but its looking like that's what has happened. Now... I'm wondering what I should do about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author AbbyJustin
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    check all your password and change them,be aware of open attached mail document,
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    If someone was in your house you may want to get some help from a IT security expert. Who knows what could have been installed on your computer. After backing up you may need to delete everything on your hard drive and reinstall from the ground up. You definitely need to change EVERY password.

    I quit FaceBook a couple years ago because it is so easy for hackers. I have a freind that would change her password almost every day and still frequently got hacked into through FB.

    Upgrade to Windows 7 when you can. I have had far fewer problems since I got a new computer. I still had XP. I never had many problems until the last year or so. I think MS and the big anti-virus co's like Norton and McAfee just naturally concentrate on protecting the latest versions more than worrying about the past OS's.

    Try Roboform. It is free now. It automatically enters your passwords and so keystrokes cannot be copied by the bad guys.
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