HELP! email sent claiming to be from me

  splinternet 02:47 28 Dec 2008
Locked

Everyone in my Outlook (or Hotmail?) contacts list has received a fake email (subject: shopping for you) purportedly coming from me. There are also a lot of email addresses this has gone to that I don't recognise. What has happened? Has someone infiltrated my Outlook email client of my Hotmail online account?

  frenchman96 10:24 28 Dec 2008

Its only a possibility but do you ever forward "funnies" to friends using CC, if so, you have given away all the addresses in your address book.

You should only use BCC, I am not saying this is whats happened but its a chance.

  Zak 10:39 28 Dec 2008

Make msure your antivirus program is updated

Run your antivirus deep scan

Also install following, update and run scans

a-squared Free 4.0
click here

SUPERAntiSpyware Free
click here

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware Free
click here

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

WPA2 hack: How secure is your Wi-Fi?

Add Depth Of Field to a photo using Tilt Shift Blur in Photoshop

iPhone tips & tricks

Les meilleures tablettes 2017