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July 24, 2009

My hotmail account is compromised

Filed under: 1 — gurulib @ 10:49 am
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Over the last 2 years I had corresponded with several GuruLib users through my hotmail account. Some of their email address was stored in my contact list. Today when I checked my email, I found out that I have become the victim of an email scam. Someone has sent an email to everyone in my contact list soliciting to purchase goods from some electronic online company. I am sorry that it happened and I don’t have any idea how they were able to get to all my contact list and them email one by one from my account. I hope I get an answer. I am searching online to find people with similar problem.



  1. Hi,

    I am sorry to hear you have had this problem, it would appear I am not in your contact list as I have not received any such email (yet). However, I am very interested in your experience as I have just been obliged to take on a hotmail account and am therefore forewarned not to keep contacts on it! It is certainly surprising as I thought it was supposed to be secure.
    Good luck -I realise this is now probably a bad time but could you send me details how I can make a donation – it’s just that now is a good time for me. If you wouldn’t mind sending details to my email address.

    Comment by Marion — August 17, 2009 @ 4:54 pm | Reply

  2. Do you use windows live messenger / MSN messenger? There were a few virus around that targets the messenger and that could have potentially got your contact list from there as well.

    Comment by Lex Lee — September 16, 2009 @ 11:33 am | Reply

  3. Simply change your password to your hotmail account. This should circumvent any other intrusion.

    Comment by Eric — October 23, 2009 @ 12:20 pm | Reply

  4. Are you still actively working on Gurulib? It’s been down for awhile now, and I spent a lot of time organizing my DVD collection on there …

    Comment by Claire — January 17, 2010 @ 11:00 pm | Reply

    • Sorry for the inconvenience. Had an unexpected hardware failure coupled with my relocation due to end of course work.

      Comment by gurulib — January 29, 2010 @ 3:48 pm | Reply

  5. Welcome back, I am glad you were able to sort out the problems – Gurulib is my favourite of all the online catalogues.

    I hope the course work went well and whatever is to follow.

    Comment by Marion — January 29, 2010 @ 4:00 pm | Reply

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