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Old 02-27-2012, 10:08 PM   #1
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anyone on max familiar with email hacking? my emails got hacked..

so i have a gmail account for work related emails and i also have a hotmail account for just regular emailing.

i noticed today that both my emails were logged off from my phone when i refreshed my iphone and could not log in again saying wrong password.

i got home and tried both my emails and passwords were both changed.

my Q&A for retrieving my accounts were changed as well.

Luckily my phone was linked to my gmail and i could retrieve both my emails.
( because my emails are linked each other so i can be able to reset my password)

anyone know why would someone try to hack into my account?
what they are trying to get, what they are after, what i should worry any tip will be very helpful, thank you in advance !!

edit : my password is very hard to guess and i dont log in on a random computer , always my laptop and my work computer / my iphone.
and i always delete my email transfers after i am finished with the transaction.
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:56 AM   #2
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My father recently has also had problems with his gmail account being hacked. His guess is that someone is somehow intercepting the data when he is using hotspots (cafe/airport/etc). Seems to only be effecting his gmail though, and his password isnt easy to guess either.
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