Ever had your Yahoo Messenger hacked?

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Aug 30, 2006
  1. curiousmike
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    I'm usually pretty careful in regards to what websites I go, no popups, scan for malware regularly etc.

    I have Yahoo Instant Messenger on at work all the time.

    I leave for lunch, come back, and notice my YIM is logged out.

    I log back in, and have 1/2 dozen contacts sending me messages saying "WTF are you talking about?"

    Evidently, someone logged me out and logged in as me and sent all my contacts a message,


    MY SPACE YA http://xxx.y-grupo.com/ccount/arquivo.php?download=20 THIS PROGRAM IS PRINT SCREEN BY ME

    (i modified the link )

    The link just goes to a direct download of some executable.

    I was able to go to my yahoo account and change my password, but I've never given the password out and it doesn't match any password I use for any other site I ever go to.

    Has anyone heard of attacks like this... is it conceivable that someone did NOT get my password, but found another type of exploit?
     
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    keyloggers arent picked up by any virus scanning programs, just to let you know. Do you go on ebaums world?
     
  3. curiousmike
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    nope, don't hit ebaums... well ... maybe i've been there to watch a movie (?)
     

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