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Urgent Help! Someone hacked my Gmail and Skype! What next!?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by dvno879, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. dvno879

    dvno879 Regular Member

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    My gmail account was hacked yesterday, and my other gmail account was hacked as well that is connected to my Adsense.

    I was able to recover my original gmail, but my adsense gmail I didnt use, aka its just used for adsense so when I went to the account recovery to put in my information, I had nothing to put really since I never used it and thus Google didnt give me back that account.



    Now today I find out that the same person hacked my skype account! I know this because the recovery email address was given to me that the hacker changed it to, which is similar to the one that gmail said it was changed to!


    What now? I ran spyware cleaner, avast complete scan, deleted any adwares I had if any, and my computer seems secure now.


    What do you suggest I do and what can I do??!?

    So lost plz help!

    PS: This is not a random hack, this is definitely someone that is out to get me so need urgent help. No idea how he got my info unless he used a keylogger and if so Im worried if its still installed... :(

    I did not fall into any phishing scams or anything like that as I know when its a fake site..
     
  2. popcrdom29

    popcrdom29 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Sorry to hear that man. Sounds like someone installed a keylogger or some other type of software that steals your information. Since more than one of your accounts was hacked, that means someone was in your system.

    It could have been from you downloading and installing something or surfing malicious websites. Some of them can install viruses and trojans on computers.

    Do you remember downloading and installing anything recently? It could have also been sent thru email. Open any emails that seem suspicious?
     
  3. Falrish

    Falrish Regular Member

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    #1) Do these three accounts all have the same password?
    #2) Do you know anyone who may have known the secret question's answers?
    #3) Do you have a lot of logged chats with other people?
    #4) Contact me if you would like to learn more about how people do these types of things.

    Just because someone has penetrated three of your accounts does not mean in the slightest that you have a keylogger or anything of the likes on your machine. There are many different ways that people can get into accounts. Hit me up in PM/IM Chats and I will have a nice conversation on this matter with you.
     
  4. webmast

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    I would format and re-download all software applications once again from a secure source (official sites). Do not install anything shady, do not run any cr4cks or k3ygens. After that, try to contact Skype, Gmail and all other compromised accounts. Let them check for suspicious activity (pass guessing, different IP, etc.) and try to get your accounts back.
     
  5. dantheman1370

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    Best thing to do would is to re-install your computer. ;)
     
  6. dvno879

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    I figured it out...

    I signed up at BlackHat *****s forum with my real gmail and my real pass for it. So all they did was get into my gmail and get some of my accounts.

    my pass for skype was the same as well... stupid me lesson learned now changing all passes..

    im careful with what i download plus have virus protection with avast...
     
  7. Theodore

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    When you have a keylogger the best thing is really to wipe your computer clean and start again coz there nasty F****** and you can never be too sure that you've got rid of them. Glad you sorted it out anyway!
     
  8. Falrish

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    Lesson #1...never, Never, NEVER use the same password for EVERYTHING on the net. That is just plain stupid. I can guarantee you that is not because you "signed up with your real gmail...blahblahblah" It is because you used your password on a forum (or more) that could have had its DB downloaded and explited.
    Get your hands on KeePass... This is a tool that is the best thing since AES Encryption. It helps you create passwords, and not have to remember them all!
     
  9. roberteb

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    Being paranoid anyway I always assume people are out to get me :)
    I use Keepass and Roboform. All my banking / adsense / Gmail / Mail accounts are stored in Keepass. I use a clean virtual Machine (Virtualbox) to access banking / adsense and other sensitive stuff.

    The VM has virus scanner and intrusion detection and it's never used for anything other than the above - no browsing / downloading nothing.

    The VM insulates me from my main machine and has much less chance of picking up a virus plus as it's only small (1 GB) it's easy to backup and restore.

    It's a pain in the Butt to have to fire it up to do certain jobs but I feel it's worth it.