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December 21, 2008

Hotmail hacked!!!!

Filed under: Freestyle — Fei @ 11:11 pm

I feel sooooooooo bad these days… seems my hotmail was hacked and password stolen… and even worse… the hacker sent a spam to EVERY contact I have… that’s a LOT of people!!! Even more worse… they sent it TWICE…. I’m sooooo sorry for my friends and contacts… my apologies… 

I don’t usually use IE to browse website… I use firefox or Google Chrome… I heard that IE had a SERIOUS flaw for a few days but never thought I could be the victim.. :(:(:(:( 

I guess this is what happened that day….

That day, I opened hotmail in Chrome and wanted to reply an email… but Chrome seemed incompatible with hotmail… I could read emails… but could not write emails… so I opened IE to logon to hotmail… and sent the email… 

But I did not close IE immediately… I kept it open… since I had a conference call with the India team of my company (at 10pm… damn)… and it lasted till 11:30pm…. Only after that, I closed IE… 

I felt sooo tired that day and went to sleep immediately… and the next day… I was soooo shocked to see I had 30 emails…. most of which were returned emails… so I had to reply each email telling them the hacking thing… and I hit the maximum number of emails I could send for that day!!!! 

That’s the first time I encountered this…. and from some friend’s feedback…. obviously the hacker encountered the limit as well… so the hacker used another email account the send emails to the remaining of MY CONTACTS!!!!!

Smart hacker…. 

The worst thing is… the hacker sent out emails again today… I was sooooo embarrassed… and I had to change my password… hopefully this will NEVER happen again!

Again, sorry for the inconvenience… 

This is a real serious bug in IE… just to give you some idea how bad it is… 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7784908.stm

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