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@#$%& my icloud.com email was hacked! What do I do?
Posted by: tahoedrew
Date: October 01, 2015 10:18AM
Yesterday, sometime after 4:12pm Pacific, I stopped receiving iCloud email. I thought perhaps iCloud mail was down so didn't do anything about it.

After not recieving email all night, I finally logged in to my iCloud account to find someone had somehow logged on to my iCloud account and set all my messages to be forwarded, then deleted, to a gmail.com address.

I immediately removed the forwarding and changed my password, and security questions, but what else should I do. I have the email address they were being forwarded to. I don't think any logins to web sites or services were compromised, but I'm a bit concerned that this even happened!

My password was generally strong, though the new one is significantly longer and more complex.

~A
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Re: @#$%& my icloud.com email was hacked! What do I do?
Posted by: vision63
Date: October 01, 2015 10:23AM
What?!!! Were you at a public place?
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Re: @#$%& my icloud.com email was hacked! What do I do?
Posted by: tahoedrew
Date: October 01, 2015 10:38AM
Nope. I now found the individual's login to my account in the trash in email:

Your Apple ID was used to sign in to iCloud via a web browser.
Date and Time: September 30, 2015, 5:39 PM PDT
Browser: Chrome
Operating System: Windows

I was at an event for work at that time. While it was a public place, I never took my phone out of my pocket.

Do I sent the person and email and tell them I'm reporting this to authorities? I just want my lost emails back.
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Re: @#$%& my icloud.com email was hacked! What do I do?
Posted by: vision63
Date: October 01, 2015 10:42AM
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tahoedrew
Nope. I now found the individual's login to my account in the trash in email:

Your Apple ID was used to sign in to iCloud via a web browser.
Date and Time: September 30, 2015, 5:39 PM PDT
Browser: Chrome
Operating System: Windows

I was at an event for work at that time. While it was a public place, I never took my phone out of my pocket.

Do I sent the person and email and tell them I'm reporting this to authorities? I just want my lost emails back.

Report them regardless. I'm sure you're emails can be retrieved on another device right? This is fairly outrageous. I'm mad "for" you.
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Re: @#$%& my icloud.com email was hacked! What do I do?
Posted by: jdc
Date: October 01, 2015 10:54AM
Wow, that seems really random?





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Re: @#$%& my icloud.com email was hacked! What do I do?
Posted by: Paul F.
Date: October 01, 2015 11:33AM
Find him. Track him. Kill him.

(or at least knee-cap him...)



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Persistence is necessary for Excellence. And Persistence is a Decision.

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Re: @#$%& my icloud.com email was hacked! What do I do?
Posted by: bhaveshp
Date: October 01, 2015 11:39AM
Enable 2-factor authentication on your iCloud account (and all others - gmail, microsoft, facebook, twitter, yahoo etc):

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Re: @#$%& my icloud.com email was hacked! What do I do?
Posted by: GuyGene
Date: October 01, 2015 12:27PM
Yes, 2 factor whatchamacallit. Then do as Paul said, stick sharp sticks under the jerks's fingernails.



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Re: @#$%& my icloud.com email was hacked! What do I do?
Posted by: Speedy
Date: October 01, 2015 12:41PM
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tahoedrew
Nope. I now found the individual's login to my account in the trash in email:

Your Apple ID was used to sign in to iCloud via a web browser.
Date and Time: September 30, 2015, 5:39 PM PDT
Browser: Chrome
Operating System: Windows

I was at an event for work at that time. While it was a public place, I never took my phone out of my pocket.

Do I sent the person and email and tell them I'm reporting this to authorities? I just want my lost emails back.

A key logger could have gotten it weeks ago. Or someone knows the answers to your security questions.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: @#$%& my icloud.com email was hacked! What do I do?
Posted by: bhaveshp
Date: October 01, 2015 01:05PM
Sorry, trying not to sound preachy...

Do you reuse your username and/or password on multiple accounts? This can make hacking simpler for the bad guys.

Try to use a unique username & password everywhere. Start using 1password or any other password managers to keep track.
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Re: @#$%& my icloud.com email was hacked! What do I do?
Posted by: bazookaman
Date: October 01, 2015 01:24PM
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bhaveshp
Sorry, trying not to sound preachy...

Do you reuse your username and/or password on multiple accounts? This can make hacking simpler for the bad guys.

Try to use a unique username & password everywhere. Start using 1password or any other password managers to keep track.

That's all well and good but most sites nowadays use your email as the username. I can't remember when I registered somewhere that didn't. While I still generate strong passwords with 1Password I cannot come up with a new email address for every site I register with.



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Re: @#$%& my icloud.com email was hacked! What do I do?
Posted by: bhaveshp
Date: October 01, 2015 01:39PM
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bazookaman
That's all well and good but most sites nowadays use your email as the username. I can't remember when I registered somewhere that didn't. While I still generate strong passwords with 1Password I cannot come up with a new email address for every site I register with.

Agreed, for sure. But I try to mitigate even this with separate email addresses:

- Low priority - forums, random web accounts
- Med priority - shopping, often used web services,
- High priority - Financial accounts
- Social media, personal email
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Re: @#$%& my icloud.com email was hacked! What do I do?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: October 01, 2015 01:56PM
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tahoedrew
My password was generally strong, though the new one is significantly longer and more complex.

correct horse battery staple?



It is what it is.
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Re: @#$%& my icloud.com email was hacked! What do I do?
Posted by: jdc
Date: October 01, 2015 06:50PM
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N-OS X-tasy!
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tahoedrew
My password was generally strong, though the new one is significantly longer and more complex.

correct horse battery staple?

Exactly smiley-score010





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Re: @#$%& my icloud.com email was hacked! What do I do?
Posted by: Black
Date: October 01, 2015 06:58PM
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bhaveshp
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bazookaman
That's all well and good but most sites nowadays use your email as the username. I can't remember when I registered somewhere that didn't. While I still generate strong passwords with 1Password I cannot come up with a new email address for every site I register with.

Agreed, for sure. But I try to mitigate even this with separate email addresses:

- Low priority - forums, random web accounts
- Med priority - shopping, often used web services,
- High priority - Financial accounts
- Social media, personal email

I get 255 aliases at my current paid level with Fastmail. I do basically the same thing but have one for entering radio station givaways, one just for Facebook, one just for Craigslist, etc.
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Re: @#$%& my icloud.com email was hacked! What do I do?
Posted by: GeneL
Date: October 01, 2015 07:55PM
Double post by forum???



gl @ Dana Point, CA



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Re: @#$%& my icloud.com email was hacked! What do I do?
Posted by: GeneL
Date: October 01, 2015 07:58PM
I leave my email on my "provider's" server. That way I can log in to my account and read any older emails that I might have missed. I have plenty of room left even after saving years of emails.

Check your account on your provider's website. That should do it, unless you have it set to delete from the server when you delete from your mail app.

Is this helpful?



gl @ Dana Point, CA
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