Thursday, February 23, 2006

Hacked

My yahoo and gmail accounts have been hacked. Life cannot get more interesting.

By the way, I am taking a break from blogging for sometime. Hope to come back soon.

35 comments:

akash said...

And how do you know that the accouts were hacked? If you need help you can get in touch with me. I have knowledge with sort of thing

said...

Cracked, you mean.

Darn those script kiddies. Hope to see you back soon.

ashish said...

:-?
how come ? are you sure of they being hacked. Definitely must be a slip on your part - a slip somewhere leading to either leaving account open or giving out ur passwd unknowingly!!Wanna elaborate on it ?

Will miss your posts :(
Oh and came across this - thought you might be interested!

d4u said...

Okie, come back soon:)
And beat the hacker...after all bazooka power;)

Stone said...

this is ridiculous...someone is seriously after you.

ramu said...

oh poor baby...i say hello and begin to read ur blogs and u say bye. actually am the poor guy i think

Arunima said...

hello guys!!

I am feeling terrible, miserable, horrible, ... any other ...ble left?

Or any other acronym?

No mails to check and lots of time wo waste. whoa!! this is sick. boo hoo!!

that girl in pink said...

hey! i just reached your blog. you can't take a break now!!

burf said...

take care

n.g. said...

just when we were starting to get to know each other.

bummer.

Swathi said...

u must stay on n teach those stupid ppl a lesson or two,

please dun quit...

Goan Pao said...

break from blogging...I think ive started taking a break after every time I blog..

I seriously doubt that your accounts were hacked..probably you didnt close your accounts and some mischevious imp playeda prank on you..
All the best in catching the crook and spanking the living daylights out of it.

icy_highs said...

n i just discovered ur blog..!

Dreamcatcher said...

Ouch. My blogger account got hacked a few days ago.. its a terrible feeling.
do take care and come back soon.

Anonymous said...

I saw your name at Anumita's blog,liked yourname " ARUNIMA" very much. SO I came here and read that you would be taking break FOR SOME TIME. I am disappointed. I read few posts and they are wonderful. I am going to catch up with the rest and hope you will come back by the time I finish all your posts.
VENKAT

Anonymous said...

Forget mails, blog, chat...take care of yourself....be alert
I can understand who all are doing this.

Parna said...

what is the problem with some people? they need a new life maybe!

s! said...

take care, and get back soon :-)

arun said...

Don't lose heart on this. Don't let this incident make you feel bad about the online world. If you stay back it means you surrendered.
Are you sure it is hacked? Sometimes server problems render yahoo unavailable .

Pallavi said...

how do you knwo that !! Sheesh !!

AmitL said...

Oooph.....accounts hacked?That's bad news....and,why a break from blogging as a way of revenge against hackers??Sighhhh...

anumita said...

come back soon!!!

anumita said...

may the hacker be infected with the itchy bug and have to keep scratching all the time at the most unreachable places!
come back soooooon plz!!!

Anonymous said...

Don't worry. I will track down and find out who did it. take care.

unforgiven said...

It is very difficult to hack either Yahoo or gmail accounts without getting the user to run some sort of executable (things that Windows and your browser give you 18,000 warnings for). Did that happen?

Either case, so you no longer have access to your mail accounts or they've been wrecked in some other way?

Anonymous said...

hey thanks arunima....am glad that u dropped by!! hope you come back to blogging soon.

Bips

akash said...

ahem! ahem!

after reading the anonymous comments i have think you have found yourself a 'hacker tracker with a shining computer'

Fun_Da_Mental said...

Damn! Accounts hacked!! It can't get more frustrating than this. Shakks!

Hey btw you taking breaking from blogging? :-/ Kyun? How dare you deprive us of your brilliant writings?! Grrrr.... Wapas aa jaao... please! :-|

swar said...

oi. kya ho gaya? hacking n all? whatcha doing during ur break? hacking the moron to death? pls do that and come back, babes!

illusionaire said...

Hey the other day I had a fren over at my place and she brought her fren along. We watched movies at my pad and talked about various stuff. Guess what? That fren of my fren turned out to be your roomie Siami! Small world huh? LoLz.

Invincible said...

hum intezaar karenge.
Jaldi wapas aana.

Anjaan said...

Aw, loss of good blog-reading online! Sigh!

|| sbk || said...

Damn...I hate those bloody hackers!

Anyhow, Will miss some good reading for a while.

Mr. Singular said...

Hi Arunima ( and others)
Yahoo and Gmail cannot be hacked so easilly bcos they use a one-way hash algorithm which can never be decrypted (they call it message digest algorithms) . There are no scripts (which can be used by script kiddies :D) which can crack the passwords of yahoo and gmail. The servers will deactivate the account if they try more than a few times from the same remote machine . So Brute force is not a solution. Sometime back there came a cracking tool for MacOS, which opens up 500 simultaneous connections (different requests that simulated 500 different computers)to the server. But it was not successful either. And no one wd spent enuff money for a chip that can perorm brute force at the yahoo database :)).
So the problem there is someone who knows u well enuff. In yahoo, if somebody knows ur birthday (and can guess ur zipcode ), then he can go to the forget password link and try giving ur birthday and ur zip code, and if he gets lucky enuff he will be prompted for the secret answer to the secret question u applied when u first register. So if the answer is easy enuff to guess, then the guy( or hacker as u call him :D) will get a new password, which u will never know. Since he can log in to this yahoo mail account, what he probably did is, he went to gmail and clicked forget password link and in gmail theres an option that sends a password assistance email to the secondary email( ur yahoo id) .
He can folow the instructions and reset a new password. So this is how ur 2 mail ids are hacked.So what u gonna do now is go to yahoo, click forgot password and folow he instructiosn to get a new password. try to change the security question and answer( im not sure if thats possible) , if not and u dont want the same hacker to do it again, then close tha yahoo account and open a new one with a more stronger security answer.
Yes, please use a stronger security answer to keep ur accounts secure and if possible try changing ur passwords every month. And dont keep the same password for all the logins u have. Cos if somebody gets one password, he will get access to all other accounts. This password maintenance is a real pain but this is tradeoff for all the good things u get with internet services. I hope this helps in recovering ur mailbox.
:)

unforgiven said...

Be more imaginative. Getting the password by breaking the encryption or brute forcing aren't the only methods.


Buffer overruns with malcode that installs a keylogger is just as effective.

Ofcourse, again, not script-kiddie domain but still very much in the realm of "possible".