Thursday, March 15, 2012

Inactivate your unused email accounts

I just accessed an old yahoo account and found that someone has used it to make a facebook account for himself. It's some guy posing like a model or something, shirt off, with lots of girls friending him and sending him their pics. Disturbing somewhat, but at least it's not pornographic (not clearly that I could see, I didn't go into albums and look). But it's definitely something sinister, probably running some kind of scam.

I reported the account to facebook as "this is my old account" -- my email account option is not available, so I don't know what they will make of it. And you know what, none of the report options seem valid. I tried to have it inactivated but I'm not sure if that's effective enough. He's using my yahoo account, so I was able to get the password to that made-up facebook profile and inactivate it from within. But whoever that guy is, he could easily activated it again. I inactivated the old yahoo account. So to hell with that.

It's not the first time that yahoo account got hacked in some way. Perhaps once it's been compromised, it should never to be used again. I feel disturbed by it but at the same time, I guess it's kinda like a wake-up call -- the internet is full of rogues.

1 comment:

Pat Hatt said...

Yeah they will get you in every way they can. One just has to try their best to watch out for such things I guess.