YAHOO EMAIL HACKED through Dropbox hoax email

samsantos7

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Hi! earlier i received an email informing someone shared a file with me on dropbox. I opened it and it asked for my email and pw. I really thought this was normal since I wasn't logged into my dropbox account. anyway, I asked for a phone number and alternate email so I gave an old unused landline and a made up email.

I wasn't able to access the "file" and I thought maybe it's because my dropbox is already full, so I just brushed it aside and said i'd revisit the task later.

my dad calls up a few hours after and he asks if i sent him a dropbox link. I said I didn't and immediately I knew I've been hacked.

I can no longer access my yahoo account through my password. I can't use an alternative email or phone number since I gave a different email. BUT i still have notifications coming in from the desktop site. I just want to know if i can still access even a limited part of the account so I can wipe the contact details I have on there? I don't want them to be harassing any of my other contacts.

Hoping for a favorable response from anyone. Thanks in advance.
 

samsantos7

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May 13, 2016
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thanks for your reply! I just messaged the email address you sent me. if I don't get a response, I might try calling as well.

Is that possible though? for them to change my alternative email when no notification came into the real alt email?
 

popatim

Splendid
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Not that I know of, haven't used yahoo in a long time, but that would represent a flaw in their security logic IMO. I believe they asked for your alt info so they could hijack that one too as well as preventing you from getting this one back.
 
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