My MSN has been hacked!

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    linkinpark_ben25

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    Please help me! My msn has been hacked... i dont know what to do! I have some really important contacts on there! Please help me!
     
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    Mark

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    If you saved your contacts on your hard drive, do a search for any .ctt files and then load them into MSN. Otherwise, I don't know what to tell you to do.

    Your password was probably very weak, or your hint question was easy to guess. Remedy the problem for the future.
     
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    Tomi

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    You mean someone figured out your password.

    Go and change your password, and secret question/answer ASAP.
     
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    linkinpark_ben25

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    No..i made my password so it said strong!
    The person tricked me! They sent me a email and said copy the link cos i need it..so i sent the link and they got into my msn with it
     
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    Tomi

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    Still doesn't mean it's hacked.

    Just change your password, and don't be an idiot next time.
     
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    Joeykat

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    Regularly change your password and puts numbers in it aswell, makes it harder for hacking programs, and also use common sense.
     
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    ok when you log in, what is the error code?
     
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    Minimum 14 characters, include letters, number and symbols. Make it complex, should NOT be something common that can be linked to you (so it can't be guessed by anyone) and for heaven's sake, please don't use "password".
     
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    linkinpark_ben25

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    My password was 10 characters long, included a = and 3 numbers.... they didnt manualy hack it.. and i wasnt thinking straight.. is there anyway i can get the contacts back that i had on my email cos i have a new email.

    And the error code goes along the line of.. you email or password is not correct.... and yes.. i have checked my email and typed my password in correctly
     
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    Tomi

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    Unless you can get back into your old email address, there's nothing you can do.

    Contact MSN asap.
     
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    I'd just set up a new account and start from scratch.. i always do it when i get too much spam LOL
     
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    linkinpark_ben25

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    I did this but no-one got back to me yet.. maybe i did it wrong? Could you possibly do it? :S
     
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    Tomi

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    I don't know how long it takes for those kind of emails to be replied to.

    Just out of curiousity's sake, what link did he send you?
     
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    linkinpark_ben25

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    Erm..something to do with net.passport or something.... cant remember exactly
     
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    Tomi

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    That might explain a lot. Well, at least now you know what to look out for.

    Just make sure that you get them to reset your password, or shut down the account for you.
     
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    linkinpark_ben25

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    Will do.. thanks for help
     
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    Tomi

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    Good luck, hopefully not too much damage is caused.

    If you have any other things connected to that email (Paypal, forums, etc) get them changed immediately.
     
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    i have a .net passport and mine's fine. cause dispite my profile email i actually use gmail.
     

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