Someone hacked my… something... somehow
August 5, 2008 11:05 AM Subscribe
What do you do when you think you've been hacked, but don't know how?
posted by studentbaker to computers & internet (18 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This morning, when I tried to check my gmail with my iPhone, I got an error that the username/password combination was wrong. I was connected to my home network at the time. I re-entered the password in the iPhone settings and tried check it again. I got the error that the connection to the server “imap.gmail.com” failed. Feeling funny, I went to my Macbook and changed my gmail password in the google account settings.
At lunch, I checked gmail from my work PC and noticed a spam message that got through which I found strange since gmail has been very good lately at blocking spam. The spam was sent from my account. I know that it’s easy enough to spoof this, but I did check my sent mail and there it was. Someone sent the email from me, to me. The email subject was: “Anjelina Jolie Free Video”. The content was: “The password on archive anjelina”. There was an attachment: Angelina_Jolie.rar which I did not open. It was sent at 12:32 pm. I was definitely at my desk during that time.
I quickly changed my password again, and I made sure the new one was very strong. But, what now? Check my home and work machines for keystroke programs? Check to see if my home network has been hacked? How would I go about doing this, anyway? I feel like I need to change all my passwords now – bank, social networks, etc. – but what if they are watching me… Right Now!?!