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Yahoo Account

Just to say that my Yahoo account got attacked this morning about 6am. Think I got is sorted when I woke up this morning. If anyone got any random junk from it, unlikely for personal as it does not have my address book synced to it, possible for groups I am a member of, my apologies.

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houstonjames
Jul. 14th, 2010 08:20 pm (UTC)
Not alone
Same thing happened to my mother ... when I first got a piece of spam "from" her I assumed it was the usual fake-sender spam (these days, 10-20 items per day reach me claiming to have been sent *by* me, presumably on the assumption most people will have white-listed themselves as senders) - then I saw that the recipient list was her entire address book, with the message having genuinely been sent through Yahoo's systems using her login.

My suspicion was a dictionary attack: her password at the time was a lowercase dictionary word. (Since changed, needless to say!)
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