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    Problem with Yahoo Accounts?

    Two members of staff recently mentioned they have received 'odd' messages from Yahoo - resolved by resetting their passwords apparently but apparently the messages originated in Egypt in both cases ans resulted in their accounts spamming their address book contacts.

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    Yup, Yahoo is heavily under fire in terms of hacking/phishing etc... One of our staff recently sent everyone in her yahoo mailbox an email saying she needed £2500 to get home from Thailand or somewhere because she was being tracked by gunmen...

    Our advice to her has been - dump the yahoo account.

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    A lot of it going around. Had a yr 7 girl in tears about it.

    Not a lot anyone can do apart from telling the user to change their password.

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    A few people I know have had similar things happen with their Yahoo accounts the last couple of months. They never had much trouble before.

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