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Been spoofed... anything else I should do?

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Been spoofed... anything else I should do?

gadgetgirl
Sorry if you're on the receiving end of this one, but my hotmail got spoofed in the early hours of this morning. First time ever. Fortunately, I was having a bad night, and was online anyway and saw it happening.

It's exactly the same as on here:

http://www.thatdanny.com/2009/04/18/what-to-do-if-your-hotmail-account-got-hacked-the-recent-spate-of-attacks-on-hotmail-accounts/

(Nothing in the sent box btw and I've checked signatures and autoresponder just in case)

There is a lot of info out there on this, and I've followed all of it. Everything was up to date, last updated 10pm yesterday, then was updating when it started happening. I only use strong passwords anyway, so I'm stumped.

I've run every scan I can think of, run spybot, run myself round in circles.

Seems like M$ want to put the blame on the user: from other posters elsewhere, if they do get a reply, it's a "how to secure your computer" bland reply.

Only use FF, strong passwords, update every time I'm online, don't use bluetooth at home, WiFi is secure -

I admit this has taken most of the day to check out with scans etc., and I'm now brain dead.

Have I missed anything, peeps?

And again, apologies to anyone who got the spam email. I really have NO idea what happened, as you can probably tell.

thanks in advance

sad and sorry GG
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    santeewelding

    Relax.

    I got one. Instantly deleted it; unopened, unread.

    The big advantage you have is that we know you and love you and they don't.

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    Earthlinks SpamBlocker (Brightmail) caught it. I wouldn't have known diddly about it without your warning.

    They're slick out there...

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    OH Smeg

    Probably get some sleep!

    I actually got two and was interested enough to actually look on a non windows box. I did like the idea that it was pushing Drugs of the more common variety.

    But I did like the listing for Soma, kind of reminds me of a SiFi Movie I saw years ago. Now When my Soma arrives I'll be overdosing on it and going into a Soma Coma. :^0

    Col

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    Hmmm. A classic. Wonder if Martin's read it?

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    seanferd

    carisporadol. relaxing.

    Or battle intoxicant of the ancient h
    Hindus and their gods.

    And yes, of course, the Soma holidays of <i>Brave New World</i>.

    See also:
    http://somafm.com/

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    santeewelding

    Until I did.

    I absolutely refuse to delve.

    Wm Hazlett said it, when he said, "Why read authors and neglect your own wits."

    Writing, of course, as an author.

    The way Lao Tzu did.

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    neilb@uk

    I knew it hadn't come from you because the woman who got the window of "Spankarama" all steamed up on her last London visit doesn't, I reckon, get off on "exciting and crazy Hotmail stories". Doesn't exactly get the juices flowing!



    No apologies necessary. The old saying "happens to the best of us" is proven true here.

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    I've not known GG to spit out a bland, generic 'hello'.

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    gadgetgirl

    a few "oy's!" maybe, but never a bland hello.

    couple of help's too.

    the odd ouch.

    one or two aaaaaaarggghhs

    I agree. No hello's!

    GG

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    Jellimonsta

    It was in my Yahoo spam bucket, but I replied to GG as soon as I saw it, just to give her a heads up. I followed the link using my Ubuntu box running FF and noscript.
    If I wanted drugs I would take my doctor up on the Narcotic pain killer offers. But, I don't want drugs.

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    ganyssa

    with a random non-descript link. I knew you'd send me better stuff than that, so I sent it off it its eternal rest 0:-)

    No worries.

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    Earthlinks SpamBlocker (Brightmail) caught it. I wouldn't have known diddly about it without your warning.

    They're slick out there...

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    OH Smeg

    Probably get some sleep!

    I actually got two and was interested enough to actually look on a non windows box. I did like the idea that it was pushing Drugs of the more common variety.

    But I did like the listing for Soma, kind of reminds me of a SiFi Movie I saw years ago. Now When my Soma arrives I'll be overdosing on it and going into a Soma Coma. :^0

    Col

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    neilb@uk

    I knew it hadn't come from you because the woman who got the window of "Spankarama" all steamed up on her last London visit doesn't, I reckon, get off on "exciting and crazy Hotmail stories". Doesn't exactly get the juices flowing!



    No apologies necessary. The old saying "happens to the best of us" is proven true here.

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    ganyssa

    with a random non-descript link. I knew you'd send me better stuff than that, so I sent it off it its eternal rest 0:-)

    No worries.

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    santeewelding

    Relax.

    I got one. Instantly deleted it; unopened, unread.

    The big advantage you have is that we know you and love you and they don't.

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    Earthlinks SpamBlocker (Brightmail) caught it. I wouldn't have known diddly about it without your warning.

    They're slick out there...

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    OH Smeg

    Probably get some sleep!

    I actually got two and was interested enough to actually look on a non windows box. I did like the idea that it was pushing Drugs of the more common variety.

    But I did like the listing for Soma, kind of reminds me of a SiFi Movie I saw years ago. Now When my Soma arrives I'll be overdosing on it and going into a Soma Coma. :^0

    Col

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    Hmmm. A classic. Wonder if Martin's read it?

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    seanferd

    carisporadol. relaxing.

    Or battle intoxicant of the ancient h
    Hindus and their gods.

    And yes, of course, the Soma holidays of <i>Brave New World</i>.

    See also:
    http://somafm.com/

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    santeewelding

    Until I did.

    I absolutely refuse to delve.

    Wm Hazlett said it, when he said, "Why read authors and neglect your own wits."

    Writing, of course, as an author.

    The way Lao Tzu did.

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    neilb@uk

    I knew it hadn't come from you because the woman who got the window of "Spankarama" all steamed up on her last London visit doesn't, I reckon, get off on "exciting and crazy Hotmail stories". Doesn't exactly get the juices flowing!



    No apologies necessary. The old saying "happens to the best of us" is proven true here.

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    I've not known GG to spit out a bland, generic 'hello'.

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    gadgetgirl

    a few "oy's!" maybe, but never a bland hello.

    couple of help's too.

    the odd ouch.

    one or two aaaaaaarggghhs

    I agree. No hello's!

    GG

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    Jellimonsta

    It was in my Yahoo spam bucket, but I replied to GG as soon as I saw it, just to give her a heads up. I followed the link using my Ubuntu box running FF and noscript.
    If I wanted drugs I would take my doctor up on the Narcotic pain killer offers. But, I don't want drugs.

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    ganyssa

    with a random non-descript link. I knew you'd send me better stuff than that, so I sent it off it its eternal rest 0:-)

    No worries.

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    boxfiddler Moderator

    Earthlinks SpamBlocker (Brightmail) caught it. I wouldn't have known diddly about it without your warning.

    They're slick out there...

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    OH Smeg

    Probably get some sleep!

    I actually got two and was interested enough to actually look on a non windows box. I did like the idea that it was pushing Drugs of the more common variety.

    But I did like the listing for Soma, kind of reminds me of a SiFi Movie I saw years ago. Now When my Soma arrives I'll be overdosing on it and going into a Soma Coma. :^0

    Col

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    neilb@uk

    I knew it hadn't come from you because the woman who got the window of "Spankarama" all steamed up on her last London visit doesn't, I reckon, get off on "exciting and crazy Hotmail stories". Doesn't exactly get the juices flowing!



    No apologies necessary. The old saying "happens to the best of us" is proven true here.

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    ganyssa

    with a random non-descript link. I knew you'd send me better stuff than that, so I sent it off it its eternal rest 0:-)

    No worries.