[Wolves] Spam ... my fail

Kevanf1 kevanf1 at gmail.com
Wed Jul 7 10:16:38 UTC 2010

On 7 July 2010 00:23, Mike Hingley <computa_mike at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hi -
> i just got a phone call from my brother telling me that my account has been
> hacked, and I've been sending out Spam..  It is possible (although I haven't
> found any evidence to support that) that emails may have originated from my
> account to the mailing lists - or even to individuals on the lists.  The
> hack seems to have sent emails to everyone on my address list.  I can't
> remember if the Mailing list is in there...
> I really can't appologise enough - I think I have narrowed the timeframe to
> this afternoon - when I used what I assumed to be safe Kiosk windows PC at
> work to check my email.  Naturally I'll get onto the IT support team
> tomorrow to check the PC for worms and such like.
> Kind of scary how easy it is to get hacked.     I've got control of the
> account now, and have changed my password to something else - so hopefully
> that should be it.  I'll keep a really close eye on it over the next few
> days to ensure that nothing is leaving my account that I did not send.
> Sorry guys.
> Mike.
Could they just be spoofing your e-mail address rather than actually
having hacked into it?  I've seen that happening more and more lately

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