Creapy email

Discussion in 'Chat' started by W6MQI, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. W6MQI

    W6MQI Member

    I just received an email from a old ham friend of mine John Orton W5JBO (WA6BOB) only problem is he's been an SK since 2014:surprised: What's with that? His email must still be active and someone has hacked in anyway kind of weird.
     
  2. W5HRO

    W5HRO Administrator

    Was it a yahoo mail address?
     
  3. W6MQI

    W6MQI Member

    Yes
     
  4. W5HRO

    W5HRO Administrator

    It's typical for yahoo accounts. Most people signed up for those way back in the 1990's with simple passwords when it wasn't critical like it is now. Mine was actually hacked once and I caught it right when it happened so I was able to change the password in time. I even had two old girlfriends I dated right after my divorce who had their accounts hacked and I started getting emails from their accounts even though we hadn't seen each other for over a year.

    It’s happens and what they want is your address book / contacts list, etc.
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  5. W6MQI

    W6MQI Member

    The email had link to click on to probably to do just that hack into my email or worse I promptly deleted the email. Just sorta weird getting an email from a dead person.