This is common now a day, sometime it’s not your whole yahoo email account got hacked but your address book or your calendar got hacked by cookies or just remotely somehow. However it is possible to get your email account hacked if you’re not careful such as phishing site that lure you into fake yahoo email or google gmail mail and you typed in your email account and password, voila your account now got hacked, and the hacker will normally use it to spam, worst case they will use it to steal identity go your bank account and mostly everything about you. Don’t get discourage though, just be careful, turn on your spam filter, don’t read or download email that you don’t know, don’t click on link on any email instead go directly to the source, let say email from yahoo ask you to change password, don’t click on the link, just go to yahoo.com mail and change it there if you want. Lots of fake hoax email.
Anyhow, the reason I want to blog this is because a few of my friends yahoo email got hacked, sample below. Probably not a full hack but hacker use from email as my friend yahoo email and knows all the address yahoo mail and sends spam mail to all the address book.
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2012 11:56 AM
Subject: Please do not open any emails containing the following header: RE: [Name] Hey
My email has been hacked and address book had been compromised over the last 24 hours. Please do not open any further emails sent to you via this address. Please update your records, as my email address is now changing to . A copy of what might have been sent to you is shown below. Again, please do not open any other email from me sent from this account.
—– Forwarded Message —–
Sent: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 7:27 AM
Subject: RE:Dorothy Hey
check this out when you get a chance http://msnbc.msn.com-ids7.us/jobs/