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Thu Aug 7, 2014, 01:24 PM

I had a strange thing happen

I was going to Youtube and I had to log in for some reason, and when I gave the information it said the password was wrong and would need to ask some more questions.
And they were never the right answers so I had to keep trying
All along there was a bar at the top supposedly to show how long it would take and so I kept trying to log in.

Have I been hacked? because I never completed the log in and closed the browser and opened a new one and went to YT as normal logged in.

What do you think?

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zeemike Aug 2014 OP
PoliticAverse Aug 2014 #1
zeemike Aug 2014 #2
woodsprite Aug 2014 #3
zeemike Aug 2014 #4

Response to zeemike (Original post)

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 01:38 PM

1. You may have been phished. What information did it ask for?

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Response to PoliticAverse (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 02:07 PM

2. My password and email

And then the questions were like what the name of my first grade teacher...which I got wrong and skipped to the next question I could not answer...and finally to what things I did not have on my computer...
In retrospect it seemed to want to keep me on as long as possible while the bar turned green.

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Response to zeemike (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 02:51 PM

3. It could have been downloading something in the background while

you answered the questions. And the questions could have been a phishing attempt to help hackers get around security questions at other sites using your email as a login.

Keep an eye if you reboot. You may go into your browser and find it downloaded ransomeware (it usually won't let you go anywhere or come up and say you have a virus - and the alert looks close to, but not identical to a windows alert). My hubby and I are both in IT (director of IT-MIS and web developer) and our daughter visited a site on our home computer that infected us with a ransomware virus. We ended up buying a new hard drive because we couldn't get it cleaned off of the old one and didn't want to have to pay someone to clean our system. We tried everything recommended both from work and actions the security sites tell you to try (editing registry, removing hidden files, etc.). Ended up buying a new hard drive. It was cheaper.

We also locked that sucker down so tight it squeaked before we let our daughter use it again. A few weeks after that incident, I clicked a link in email that I had been before (it was a cake decorating site, and we were having a baby shower at work and wanted to pick a cake design out). One of the advertisements on that site infected my machine at work with ransome ware. Since my computer was pretty old and I was up for a new one, they destroyed the hard drive and surplussed my machine.

Both my home and work machines had up to date virus checkers on them (AVG on my home system, and McAfee on my work system).

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Response to woodsprite (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 7, 2014, 03:56 PM

4. Thanks for the information.

I hope that is not the case with me.

It really sucks when you have predators stalking the internet

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