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My email and 2cool account were hijacked today. Does anyone know the legal consequences of tapping into someone's email account and retrieving personal information? They changed passwords including my 2cool password...Once they were able to get my yahoo email, I guess it was easy to access the other accounts. I would really like to know what the legal consequences are since they had access to my personal information...
 

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No, both user names are different. Coincidentally I had strange emails on two of my accounts, types of emails that I would not normally receive.

My home PC was turned of and unplugged (as a means to conserve energy) and I was on my work computer and password protect it every time I leave. Not to mention that it is not appropriate to tamper with someone's computer at work...
 

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Sounds a liitle like it could be a keylogger job. Be a good time to run a check with Spybot Seach and Destroy and/or a few others such as Trendmicro House Calls a for a keylogger on your machine.
 

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Passwords on 2cool can only be changed by the person that knows them (you) and cannot even be accessed by myself. Admins can only change them to something new, and I am the only admin. To use the password recovery system here, you would have to have access to the email associated with your username. I can't speak for yahoo, but hotmail and several other email accounts have been eliminated from being able to be used for registration purposes because of problems. I suggest if you want a free email, to look closely at what gmail has to offer. I have one myself, and highly recommend it. Again, there's no way possible this orginated with 2cool. It simply can't happen that way.
 

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grayfish hit it....keylogger......even if you have changed your email and all passwords..if it's still sitting on your computer , they can still have access once you get online.

Superantispyware is been good...I have been testing it over a month or two now and seems to work well. http://www.superantispyware.com/
Adaware and Spybot are both good and should be used together.
Adaware http://www.lavasoftusa.com/
Spybot http://www.safer-networking.org/

You also might need to check into a software firewall...I like Zone Alarm free.
http://www.download.com/3000-2092-10039884.html

Run a virus check.
AVG is very good http://free.grisoft.com/
I would not trust Mcafees or Nortons....this is just me and having done 1000's over many years..they fail.
 

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Once more thing before you start scanning...if your using winxp or winme versions...be sure to turn off the system restore first.....run your scan, reboot and if clean, turn on the system restore
 

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someone got me a couple weeks ago, thanks to frost bank to gimme my 300 bucks back,, no more online credit card purchases for me wether the address says https or not!!
 

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Yahoo keeps you logged infor 2 weeks and you can also stay logged in on 2cool. If the keylogger search comes up empty, I would suspect that you logged in to both somewhere besides home and someone decided to have their way with your accounts. It is very easy to walk away from your worsktation on the job "for just a moment" without locking it or logging out and return a half-hour later to find that you left it open.

I have logged in to Yahoo and 2Cool at my mother's house before and found out that all I had to do was navigate back to the page over a week later. I got straight in. Both are easily remedied by deselecting "save password" or "keep me logged in." Good luck.
 
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