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Re: gmail hacked
« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2015, 09:59:53 PM »
A relative of mine just had her gmail account hacked the wierd thing is the person sent a emails to her friends with her pics of those friends. Had anyone heard of such a thing?? Just googled it and nothing comes up...

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Re: gmail hacked
« Reply #16 on: May 27, 2015, 10:10:00 PM »
Maybe someone privately hacked that account?

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Re: gmail hacked
« Reply #17 on: May 27, 2015, 10:14:54 PM »
A relative of mine just had her gmail account hacked the wierd thing is the person sent a emails to her friends with her pics of those friends. Had anyone heard of such a thing?? Just googled it and nothing comes up...

Does she recognize the people in the photos?

Sounds like an inside job. Changing the password should help.
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Re: gmail hacked
« Reply #18 on: May 27, 2015, 10:21:59 PM »
Maybe someone privately hacked that account?
That's the obvious thinking but really wierd. Who would do that and why? And the person was logging in in Illinois and she lives in NY
Does she recognize the people in the photos?

Sounds like an inside job. Changing the password should help.
The pictures sent are her own pics and were sent to ppl in those pics... Password is changed just wondering how that happened

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Re: gmail hacked
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2015, 10:29:57 PM »
That's the obvious thinking but really wierd. Who would do that and why? And the person was logging in in Illinois and she lives in NY... Password is changed just wondering how that happened

Login location can be faked. Most probably a relative that knew the password and wanted to mess around.
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Re: gmail hacked
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2015, 10:41:38 PM »
Login location can be faked. Most probably a relative that knew the password and wanted to mess around.
Cant think of type of relative that would do that

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Re: gmail hacked
« Reply #21 on: January 25, 2019, 10:25:34 AM »
I randomly got a email this morning from elal thanking me for signing up for their Matmid program
The email had my full name in there as well
Looks very legit and the email came from elal@elal.co.il
Was I hacked?

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Re: gmail hacked
« Reply #22 on: January 25, 2019, 11:25:39 AM »
I randomly got a email this morning from elal thanking me for signing up for their Matmid program
The email had my full name in there as well
Looks very legit and the email came from elal@elal.co.il
Was I hacked?

I had the same thing earlier in the week. Idk what it is

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Re: gmail hacked
« Reply #23 on: January 25, 2019, 05:38:40 PM »
I had the same thing earlier in the week. Idk what it is
+1 Same email.
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Re: gmail hacked
« Reply #24 on: February 01, 2019, 12:35:48 PM »
My friend got hacked and I received an email asking for money from that “friend “with a cleverly similar reply email address. If ur suspicious, double check reply email address..

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Re: gmail hacked
« Reply #25 on: February 01, 2019, 01:07:52 PM »
I checked my last account activity on gmail and there are multiple ip adreess even though i really only use 3 devices to log on. Does this necessarily mean that Ive been hacked or do ip addresses change? They are showing as the area I live in...

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Re: gmail hacked
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2019, 01:42:06 PM »
I checked my last account activity on gmail and there are multiple ip adreess even though i really only use 3 devices to log on. Does this necessarily mean that Ive been hacked or do ip addresses change? They are showing as the area I live in...
If they're all in your area, chances are it wasn't hacked. If you use a mobile device, your ip address can change multiple times a day.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: gmail hacked
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2019, 02:07:02 PM »
Most of the advice above is pretty solid, thought I'd summarize and re-cap.

- As a few people mentioned above, turn on 2-factor authentication for your accounts that allow it - google, amazon, etc. - it just makes it one step harder to hack. Note, the 2FA Apps are safer than the ones that send a code to a text message.

- Obviously check your credit report, look for unauthorized accounts

- One thing that people may or may not realize - your e-mail account is your gateway to almost all of your online accounts. If someone gets access to your e-mail, they can essentially reset a lot of your account passwords without you even knowing about it.

- Try to change your passwords every couple of months, and don't use the same ones for different sites - once someone has your e-mail/password, they're likely to try multiple sites - i.e. amazon, ebay, paypal, chase, citi, etc. You may not have accounts or use the same passwords, but if you do, they've gotten easy access to more accounts.

- You could consider using a password manager as well.

- One more word to the wise - before you click any link in any e-mail, think about who sent it and why - if you get an e-mail from Bank of America that says your payment is late, but you don't have a BofA account - it might be a scam.

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Re: gmail hacked
« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2019, 02:48:29 PM »
If they're all in your area, chances are it wasn't hacked. If you use a mobile device, your ip address can change multiple times a day.
makes sense b/c their all mobile

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Re: gmail hacked
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2019, 02:49:16 PM »
Most of the advice above is pretty solid, thought I'd summarize and re-cap.

- As a few people mentioned above, turn on 2-factor authentication for your accounts that allow it - google, amazon, etc. - it just makes it one step harder to hack. Note, the 2FA Apps are safer than the ones that send a code to a text message.

- Obviously check your credit report, look for unauthorized accounts

- One thing that people may or may not realize - your e-mail account is your gateway to almost all of your online accounts. If someone gets access to your e-mail, they can essentially reset a lot of your account passwords without you even knowing about it.

- Try to change your passwords every couple of months, and don't use the same ones for different sites - once someone has your e-mail/password, they're likely to try multiple sites - i.e. amazon, ebay, paypal, chase, citi, etc. You may not have accounts or use the same passwords, but if you do, they've gotten easy access to more accounts.

- You could consider using a password manager as well.

- One more word to the wise - before you click any link in any e-mail, think about who sent it and why - if you get an e-mail from Bank of America that says your payment is late, but you don't have a BofA account - it might be a scam.
thanx for the advice