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Has my email been hacked?

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  1. scottmccloud

    scottmccloud Active Member

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    I keep getting emails at my personal email from an address at one of my domains that I have never set up. They're spammy, and come from either fax@....co.uk or internal@.....co.uk, and are directing me to a dropbox account.

    I run all my email accounts through Gmail. I'm unsure if my emails been hacked and now what to do about it?

    Any help gratefully appreciated!
    Scott
     
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  3. namealot United Kingdom

    namealot Well-Known Member

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    Sounds just like normal spam type frauds, fakes, and other malware deliveries.
    etc Get thousands of them would'nt worry about them?

    If you’re are as a starter
    In g mail
    Account Security:
    Settings -> Accounts and Import -> Google Account Settings -> Change Password [pick a new secure password]
    Settings -> Accounts and Import -> Google Account Settings -> Change Password Recovery Options [verify secret question, SMS and secondary e-mail address]

    Potential Spam:
    Settings -> General -> Signature [make sure nothing as been added]
    Settings -> General -> Vacation Responder [make sure it's disabled and empty]

    E-mail Theft
    Settings -> Accounts and Import -> Send Mail As [make sure it is using your correct e-mail address]
    Settings -> Filters [no filters that forward or delete e-mail]
    Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP -> Forwarding [disabled or correct address]
    Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP -> POP Download [disabled]
    Settings -> Forwarding and POP/IMAP -> IMAP Access [disabled]

    With regard why it comes from a domain you own there is multitude of software out there that looks for remotest link between people, domains, servers, host etc in an attempt to lull you into a false sense of security? Bit like the phone scams that tell you there is a payment waiting for a car accident please call this that number, % wise as many people have had accidents in cars there likely to get lucky every now and then ?

    Its not a problem with drop box per say more phishing scam whereby recipient clicks on link and downloads the malware etc Just to add don’t click on the link :)
     
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  4. Adam H

    Adam H Well-Known Member Exclusive Member

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    Your host should be able to tell you if the emails are coming from your server , if they are then its possible you have a compromised script, if they are not its just a spoof scam which is using your address.

    If you run cpanel make sure you have authentication on to cut down on spoofing, basically makes it hard for them to use your domain for fake emails :

    https://www.namecheap.com/support/k...ail-authentication-tool-in-cpanel-spf-records
     
  5. scottmccloud

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    Thanks for your help both of you, much appreciated. Looking like it's just normal spam, but I'll wait to hear what my host says.
     
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