General question about a situation?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vjicecool, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. vjicecool macrumors 6502

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    How is this possible to do

    I have a macbook pro which i use, i do send email, browse and play games.
    From last two days i am noticing i am getting emails from myself(Hotmail account) and cc'ing to other receipents of hotmail account. this is happening from my hotmail account. I am not sending them but they are comming in. how is it possible.
     
  2. sweetbrat macrumors 65816

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    If you want to get people to answer your questions, you might try a more specific topic in the future. Your topic sounds like a joke. On the off chance that it's not...Sounds like someone quite possibly hacked your Hotmail account. Not really all that unusual. It's not a problem with your MBP.
     
  3. dazmanuk macrumors newbie

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    This.

    Change your hotmail password, and do a virus/malware scan on any machine which had your hotmail credentials on it.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Having an email account hacked has nothing to do with malware. It can happen even if the email account owner doesn't own a computer. Changing the password is all that is required.
     
  5. Dangerous Theory macrumors 68000

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    I had something like this the other day, although I suddenly received about 15 notification of sending failure messages for emails I didn't send, and the next day my hotmail account was inaccessible due to apparently spamming. I realised it had been used, presumably as part of some huge automated bot network, to send countless amounts of spam every day. No idea how my password was obtained - I doubt it was malware, probably some forum that wasn't as secure as I thought it was.

    Anyway, change your password, and keep it separate to other websites.
     

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