Help I was hacked! I've changed passwords, now what?

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For those of you that have received an email with my name on it, saying I'm in Greece helping a sick cousin and need $3000, SORRY!! I'VE BEEN HACKED! I changed ALL of my email and BP passwords, so hopefully that takes care of it.

Now if you'd like to send me the money so I can go to Greece, that's ok too :) LOL I'll go scout deals for us, maybe vacation rentals that we can share? (Humm.. I digress and was thinking this was the fantasy deal thread) Have a great weekend!

Updated almost 4 years ago

In all seriousness, I'm sorry for the inconvenience. I changed all my email passwords and BP password. What else can I do? Whoever it is can even live chat using my email account. Help!

Karen,

Strong passwords are the best defense against these guys. Use passwords that have Number letters and special characters to make these more difficult to figure out. Also longer is better.

[email protected], etc

Karen I would go a step further and do a deep scan with your virus software (Norton etc.)

You could have a silent backdoor open portal and a key logger access. What I mean is they have total control and see everything you are typing with your computer. In that case it doesn't matter what you change to they have the new info. Make sure if you are using a wireless network that it is private and encrypted properly and nobody else is using your computer.

Some really nasty viruses have the program constantly running in the background so you can't remove them. You can remove parts but when you restarts the root file adds it back on. To get this removed years ago I had to go into safe mode with nothing running and unhide the virus. Then I removed folders and I deleted the registry keys and it solved the issue.

Originally posted by @Karen Margrave :
For those of you that have received an email with my name on it, saying I'm in Greece helping a sick cousin and need $3000, SORRY!! I'VE BEEN HACKED! I changed ALL of my email and BP passwords, so hopefully that takes care of it.
Now if you'd like to send me the money so I can go to Greece, that's ok too :) LOL I'll go scout deals for us, maybe vacation rentals that we can share? (Humm.. I digress and was thinking this was the fantasy deal thread) Have a great weekend!

Sorry, only one donation per person per hardship, I already sent your money to Greece!

Just as an example of a good password, here's my old one that I changed:

Im2dum2reMberDis

Now you see why I changed it!

:)

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