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  Reply # 968633 17-Jan-2014 08:15 Send private message

Telecom issued a press release late yesterday warning of another phishing variation on the hacked accounts.

"Telecom Retail Chief Executive Chris Quin is today warning Yahoo Xtra customers about a spam email that has been sent to some Yahoo Xtra email accounts. The email claims to be from the Yahoo Security Department and asks customers to download an attached file in order to verify their account, but Mr Quin says the message is not from Yahoo or from Telecom and that the attachment may be malicious."

When you have 1 million+ hacked email accounts to play with, there are many different ways to exploit and monetise your asset.

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  Reply # 968643 17-Jan-2014 08:41 Send private message

Perhaps re running their last captured address book data more just to get people thinking that this malware mail out is legitimate?




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  Reply # 969514 19-Jan-2014 00:58 Send private message

Well golly. Now even the fairfax commentators are suggesting a move..

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/technology/30011334/Webmail-the-answer-for-disaffected-Xtra-customers

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  Reply # 969518 19-Jan-2014 03:12 Send private message

I like it how they talk about "your own email address" with gmail or outlook. What happens if either of those mail domains are ever shutdown?





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  Reply # 969719 19-Jan-2014 18:50 Send private message

Zeon: I like it how they talk about "your own email address" with gmail or outlook. What happens if either of those mail domains are ever shutdown?


I would say as MS and Google are two of the largest corps in the world the likely hood of that ever happening is about the same as me or you seeing our sun go supernova in our lifetimes




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  Reply # 969722 19-Jan-2014 19:01 Send private message

Athlonite: I would say as MS and Google are two of the largest corps in the world the likely hood of that ever happening is about the same as me or you seeing our sun go supernova in our lifetimes


Until one of them gets bought by facebook or similar. Things change, and often quickly.

Get a domain. They are cheap as chips now unless you want one from a small island nation you have never heard of and only get it because of the last 2 letters matching your name.




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richms:
Athlonite: I would say as MS and Google are two of the largest corps in the world the likely hood of that ever happening is about the same as me or you seeing our sun go supernova in our lifetimes


Until one of them gets bought by facebook or similar. Things change, and often quickly.

Get a domain. They are cheap as chips now unless you want one from a small island nation you have never heard of and only get it because of the last 2 letters matching your name.



considering I've had my hotmail now outlook account for over 14yrs I don't think MS are going to sell it off anytime soon and the only reason I have a gmail account was because my phone and tablet are android and require one for use other than that I don't or very rarely use it





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  Reply # 973717 24-Jan-2014 18:03 Send private message

No Emails coming my way. Looks like its contained thus far. 


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  Reply # 973813 24-Jan-2014 21:08 Send private message

richms:
Athlonite: I would say as MS and Google are two of the largest corps in the world the likely hood of that ever happening is about the same as me or you seeing our sun go supernova in our lifetimes


Until one of them gets bought by facebook or similar. Things change, and often quickly.

Get a domain. They are cheap as chips now unless you want one from a small island nation you have never heard of and only get it because of the last 2 letters matching your name.


Heh this is exactly what I did of course! I had never heard of São Tomé and Príncipe. Best €125 (5 years rego) I've spent.

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  Reply # 973841 24-Jan-2014 22:32 Send private message

My semi disposable yahoo got done the same as others. Unauthorised access from Russia. But I didn't post here as it wasn't my xtra one to add fuel to the fire.

So this appears to be yet another full breach on the platform not just yahoo or just xtra. Sigh

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  Reply # 975198 27-Jan-2014 15:53 Send private message

Deleted my ymail account today. I'd forgotten it was there until I received spam from it. Now I feel stupid for having the account, and worse for the fact it had 92 contacts on it...

If anyone else forgot theirs existed, you can close your yahoo account here.

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  Reply # 975200 27-Jan-2014 16:11 Send private message

andrewNZ: 
If anyone else forgot theirs existed,


I just remembered one after reading your post... luckily, it had been deactivated and recycled. :)

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