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email hacked?
show user profile  Garp
For the past few weeks I've been receiving "undelivered mail returned to sender" messages by batches of a dozen or so, sometimes several times a day. It happens on two accounts from the same provider (orange). It looks like my addresses and their passwords were hacked.
Two questions:
1. How do I stop the deluge?
2. How in hell did they get my passwords?!

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2/12/2015 1:16:53 PM (last edit: 2/12/2015 1:16:53 PM)
show user profile  BishBashRoss
Just changing your password should solve the issues. Do you use the same pass with different sites?

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2/12/2015 1:37:56 PM (last edit: 2/12/2015 1:37:56 PM)
show user profile  TiMoN
1. It should basically be enough for you to change your password.

2. Either by using a brute-force thing, which basically just means running through a loong list of passwords. Otherwise, they may have gotten some sort of keylogger thing on your computer, or some other means of looking at your passwords. With online mail services, its often the first option, but it would not hurt to run a scan of your computer, with a few antimalware programs.

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2/12/2015 1:41:50 PM (last edit: 2/12/2015 1:41:50 PM)
show user profile  Garp
I did change my passwords. It stopped for a week or so, then started again.

> Do you use the same pass with different sites?
Yes I do. But they are not the passwords of my email accounts. Aren't those necessary to send email from my addresses?

@TiMoN: I hadn't typed my email passwords for at least a couple of years. This would exclude a keylogger. But you're right, I'll run a more in-depth analysis of my system.

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2/12/2015 1:44:02 PM (last edit: 2/12/2015 1:49:11 PM)
show user profile  TiMoN
Ooh.. make sure that you check that the haxxor has not changed any other settings, such as the backup mail address or phone nr.

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2/12/2015 1:52:43 PM (last edit: 2/12/2015 1:52:43 PM)
show user profile  chillywilson
I would check malware on your computer, your packets may be compromised and you could be a zombie machine updating and sending security packets back the god of spam
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2/12/2015 1:55:05 PM (last edit: 2/12/2015 1:55:05 PM)
show user profile  Garp
@chillywilson: sounds really bad!

Right now I have MSE running with highest settings. It's gonna take a few hours.
What would you guys recommend I use to clean my machine?

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2/12/2015 2:18:24 PM (last edit: 2/12/2015 2:23:08 PM)
show user profile  chillywilson
I hate to say this but if it finds a lot of bad stuff in registry I would do a wipe out.
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2/12/2015 2:23:54 PM (last edit: 2/12/2015 2:23:54 PM)
show user profile  Garp
I run the analysis on a weekly basis and it always comes clean. Then again, MSE might not be able to catch everything.
A complete reinstall would be a major pita.

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2/12/2015 2:27:49 PM (last edit: 2/12/2015 2:27:49 PM)
show user profile  herfst1
Try Spybot - Search and Destroy. It got a lot of stuff the Avast and McAfee missed.
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2/12/2015 2:32:49 PM (last edit: 2/12/2015 2:32:49 PM)
show user profile  ScotlandDave
What i've found is that the everyday virus software are good for keeping you more or less protected, but when something nasty actually does take hold usually scanning with some of the smaller dedicated apps ( spybot, hijackthis, etc ) is necessary.. Most effective thing on the rare occasion that i have got infected with something has been joining one of the reputable forums where guys can take you through steps and use their experience to get rid of this sort of crap..

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2/12/2015 3:53:42 PM (last edit: 2/12/2015 3:53:42 PM)
show user profile  9krausec
I'd wipe my computer clean. Reinstall the OS and drivers, do all the windows updates, just Clonezilla to make a backup image with drivers and all updates installed. Save it to a secondary HDD, then I'd install all of your software that you use (PS, 3ds...whatever) and make another image clone and save that as well.

That's what I've done in the past anyways. Then all I did is made sure all data that is created is in a single location so if backup ever needs to be done again I move that location somewhere else, wipe, reimage, move it back, done.

It's a pain, but the way I see it is not only will you be setting yourself up for better procedure if this happens again, you won't be trying to clean a screwed up machine, potentially miss something, and put in jeopardy your work and/or your clients deadlines.

That's what I would do anyways, but I tend to be an extremest when it comes to my system and what's on it.

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2/12/2015 4:25:26 PM (last edit: 2/12/2015 4:25:26 PM)
show user profile  Garp
@herfts1 & ScotlandDave: That's probably what I'll end up doing. MSE has been running for over 3 hours now and according to the progress bar, it's been through only a small fraction of the files :(

@9krausec: 'extremist' seems to be the keyword here ;) My machine has always been super clean since I built it, so hopefully I won't have to do what you describe. With all that I've added or modified, it would take a week to set everything back!

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2/12/2015 5:06:23 PM (last edit: 2/12/2015 5:06:23 PM)
show user profile  Garp
Side question: Does anyone know if it's possible to remotely fry those fuckers' hardware? Some mercenary hacker, perhaps? You know, for the greater good...

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2/12/2015 5:16:42 PM (last edit: 2/12/2015 5:16:42 PM)
show user profile  khamski

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2/12/2015 5:36:10 PM (last edit: 2/12/2015 5:36:10 PM)
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