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    Got my Email hacked today and my computer sent out some kind of Pharmacy Ad from Canada this morning to all my email contacts. I know what time it was because the mail deleivery system was reporting failed delievery to shut down accounts. Now this was while Origin was active on desktop. Anyone else experience a simular problem? Never had this happen before. I do have the free version of Avast, but dont know if it watches the Email or popups.

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    Re: Email hacked

    change your password on your email account. i doubt it has anything to do with Origin.

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    • #3
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      Same I doubt this has to do with Origin.

      Did you join any hack/modded servers? That were not legit set up by EA for open beta? If so, maybe that is the root cause.

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      • #4
        Re: Email hacked

        Damn it Gunney, I told you not to have your password be the same as your SSN (#1).

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        • #5
          Re: Email hacked

          Originally posted by KnyghtMare View Post
          Damn it Gunney, I told you not to have your password be the same as your SSN (#1).
          If that's the case, Gunney, you need to call up SSA (Social Security Administration) and tell them someone has gotten a hold of your SSN. Probably a good idea to put a watch or something on your number. Might need to call up the major credit agencies and tell them the same thing. If any of them ask, well, you might just have to explain how it got "stolen". (If this was a joke...well, I wasn't laughing.)
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          • #6
            Re: Email hacked

            Gunney, I had that same thing happen a year ago, it spammed everyone on my contacts list. For me, it happened while researching some class assignment, and went to a site that was obviously unreliable(and no it was not porn), while I had my email account open in another tab.

            I know, very bad policy, and I dont stay signed in anymore, learned that lesson the hard way... and I changed my password immediately, although I still had to go to go through hotmail support right after because they were trying to use my old password too many times and locked the account.

            Gunney, MAKE sure your account is tied to another email account that you still have access to. It also helps if you know the names of all the folders in your email account to prove you are the rightful owner of the account.

            Even though I mark that Canadian Pharmacy company as spam and phishing scams each time, I get emails from them every other day.


            ... Acreo, I am sure Knyght was being sarcastic, I would hope no one would use their SS for a password.
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            • #7
              Re: Email hacked

              No, the password is same for my luggage ( 1234 ). Gonna change it soon.

              On an after thought, same thing happened last year. Maybe someone is just accessing my account once a year.

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              • #8
                Re: Email hacked

                Originally posted by OldGunney View Post
                On an after thought, same thing happened last year. Maybe someone is just accessing my account once a year.
                That is right, I remember having this same conversation with you then. :D ... at that time, I thought it might have been you playing with my account, trying to sell boner-pills to all my contacts. My boss didnt think it was as funny as my friends, because he is not smart enough not to click on the link. lol
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                • #9
                  Re: Email hacked

                  Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
                  (If this was a joke...well, I wasn't laughing.)
                  Pretty sure the joke is that Gunney is so old, he was the first to register for Social Security, so his SSN is 1.
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