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#1 Phasmis

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Posted 20 May 2009 - 01:20 PM

Hey guys, i need you your help.
I have a hotmail account and today all my contacts were deleted and before that all of them got an email from me. The email contained a link to a site. Also the vacation autoresponder was on. I turned it off and changed my password.
I scanned my computer with nod32 and it didn't find anything. I haven't clicked any suspicious links in emails and I haven't been to any suspicious sites. I really don't know how I got this virus.
If anyone knows which virus this is and how to get rid of it, please help.
Also if anyone knows a way to get my hotmail contacts back, it would help a lot, but I'm pretty sure it can't be done since the list has been completely erased and I didn't have it saved anywhere.

cheers,
Phasmis

#2 Crash 0verride

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Posted 26 May 2009 - 04:56 PM

All someone has to do I KNOW your email.

Hotmail is one of the most unsecured free email services out there.

Put it this way all I have to do is put your DOB and Location in and I have hacked it.

Use a better email like Yahoo or Gmail and make sure you do everything possible to make it secure.

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Posted 03 July 2009 - 02:00 AM

...

Put it this way all I have to do is put your DOB and Location in and I have hacked it.
...

please elaborate

#4 SL4Y3R

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 03:32 PM

Thats generally what it asks you. Either to send to alternative email. Or to use location information. State, Zipcode, and Name. If you do that you can reset the password.

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 09:49 PM

Thats generally what it asks you. Either to send to alternative email. Or to use location information. State, Zipcode, and Name. If you do that you can reset the password.



That's not true at all... at least from what I've seen. It asks you to enter the email address then solve the CAPTCHA, then it will ask you for country, (and if USA), then state and zipcode. Then it asks for for the secret password question (iSecretAnswer).

It could be possible to make it send the password to a different address by modifying the code realtime, if thats even possible....


EDIT: Changing the destination email address does NOT work, at least in my attempt. It reverts back to the intended recipient.

#6 infiltrator

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Posted 29 April 2010 - 02:37 AM


Thats generally what it asks you. Either to send to alternative email. Or to use location information. State, Zipcode, and Name. If you do that you can reset the password.



That's not true at all... at least from what I've seen. It asks you to enter the email address then solve the CAPTCHA, then it will ask you for country, (and if USA), then state and zipcode. Then it asks for for the secret password question (iSecretAnswer).

It could be possible to make it send the password to a different address by modifying the code realtime, if thats even possible....


EDIT: Changing the destination email address does NOT work, at least in my attempt. It reverts back to the intended recipient.



I would recommend you to change your password and have you security questions set to something difficult to guess. And alternatively consider a safer email system like Gmail or yahoo

#7 aa12

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Posted 21 June 2010 - 10:59 PM

this has also happen to me a few weeks back, but mine was gmail account. what i found out was that my unit was infected with a trojan-dermodns (the file that was scanned with VirusTotal and showed 8/40, this means the infection is quite new). look for "ernel32.dll" inside your system32 dir and if you find the file then look at the registry key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager" to see if their is anything suspicious...

also, im not sure if you can restore your hotmail contact however i will research and come back to you on it :)




P.s.> if you find the file, scan it with VT to make sure its infected because you may not have the same infection.

>Moe



#8 illwill

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Posted 22 June 2010 - 07:23 PM

wtf is this? Internet 101?




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