Monday, December 20, 2010

Spam outbreak of Yahoo Email Account (. and. com)

A few days (weeks) this my email account in gmail and yahoo get a lot of spam. If the email address that does not clear this may be familiar, and already in the spam folder automatically. But this time spam emails sent from friends who are known and after checking was all coming from Yahoo accounts, both, or Spam is without a title (no subject), and contains links from the domain, and last
Initially I simply delete and mark (mark) as spam, regardless of who the email is sent, it is also because the content of emails is not clear (just a link anyway). But in the long run after I check the origin of this email, apparently from friends email account is valid (not the usual emails to send spam).

Initially links contained in email spam is a random link with the domain, then start and last still flooded with spam emails domain. Links in this email using the username owner of the email, for example:
If the link is clicked, it will open another website, which may include offering certain products such as Viagra or will run malicious programs such as malware and so on. So if you get an email containing these links directly on the just delete.

Until now I tried to find information on google, but have not received clear information about the causes and ways to overcome this. Just get a suggestion for Yahoo email account owner, whether, or to be careful and do things like:
Check emails sent, is there a strange email that was sent without the knowledge of our
Check back to our email passwords, passwords should be replaced with a safer, please read Tips for Creating Strong Passwords
Besides passwords, change also Secret Question and answer
Scan your computer with anti-malware software, like Malwarebytes or Spybot Search and Destroy
If detected any email sent without the knowledge of us and it spam, you should send an apology email to the email.
If you need to replace the account with new email accounts.
Do not let the email addresses scattered in public or on websites that reputation is not good.
If there are friends who find more detailed information relating to spam email, please contribute by writing in the comments.