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Unfortunately, this is a relatively common occurrence right now and it's a new attempt at sending out spam to people. The good news is that it seems to be a one-time attack, and it's also harmless to all of your systems.

The bad news is now we have to have new passwords (if nothing else but for peace of mind). Worse than that, any e-mails that get sent successfully by these spam bots could cause friends in your contacts to be like "Hey, why did you send this to me?"

Anyway, the point is that there's nothing to worry about other than making sure your new password is much better than the old one.
Do you have a source or something for this info? My Yahoo sent out a few spams the other day, if it was something server side that would at least give me a bit more peace of mind that my systems weren't compromised.

Thanks
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LOL thanks i needed a good laugh this morning. Stressing my butt off. wife has an interview that can change our life in 17 mins....


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Do you have a source or something for this info? My Yahoo sent out a few spams the other day, if it was something server side that would at least give me a bit more peace of mind that my systems weren't compromised.

Thanks
How about this?

It happened to one of my Comcast accounts that I haven't touched in at least 5-6 years. I mean I forgot I even had it. However, about 1-2 months ago I got the urge to do some cleaning and I found all of these undeliverable spam e-mails in there that were all sent to everyone in my address book. That's when I discovered that it happened to me.

So I deleted everyone from my address book, put myself in there (just in case), changed my password, and it's been fine ever since.

Unfortunately, it's been happening far more frequently lately - especially today for some reason. However, my e-mail is still clean.
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Do you have a source or something for this info? My Yahoo sent out a few spams the other day, if it was something server side that would at least give me a bit more peace of mind that my systems weren't compromised.

Thanks
I have ran 3 or 4 different virus/adaware scans and nothing yet. So i am guessing he is right.
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Hmm alright, thought maybe he read about it somewhere. I guess it makes more sense, I have a good password on that acc, and use plenty of precautions against virus/etc.

Internal breach sounds more plausible but -.- shouldn't happen.
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Hmm alright, thought maybe he read about it somewhere. I guess it makes more sense, I have a good password on that acc, and use plenty of precautions against virus/etc.

Internal breach sounds more plausible but -.- shouldn't happen.
I agree. However, could I be right that maybe they're trying new ways of sending spam since the current (or perhaps "old") way just isn't as effective as it once was?

Or, could they just be looking for additional ways to increase their spam?

Anyway, it's like I said: it happened to me like a month or so ago to an e-mail account that I haven't touched for years. So to me, that's proof enough that it's entirely on the server side.
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