Webmail.co.za Hacked

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#1
Hey everyone, not sure if this is the correct forum, but I think my webmail.co.za account has been hacked.

I woke up this morning to several password reset emails to all the services that I use. I have 2FA on most of these, so the attacker wasn't able to do anything with my accounts though. A friend from work also received some password reset emails. We've never emailed each other, or even signed up to the same sites, so doubt it's related.

Has anyone else who uses webmail seen anything similar?
 

SauRoNZA

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#2
Why not contact Webmail?

Instead of specially creating an account here to ask a question.
 
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Praemon

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Why not contact Webmail?

Instead of specially creating an account here to ask a question.
I think he's trying to find out if anyone else was affected, as it would be a good indication of whether Wedmail has been compromised.
 

rorz0r

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I'm amazed that there are TWO people that are using webmail and they even know each other...
 

Hectic

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#7
I've logged in now and apart of tons of spam mail, no password reset requests in the last 3 months or so.
 
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Why not contact Webmail?

Instead of specially creating an account here to ask a question.
I have, and they're useless. They basically just said that I must have been phished, which I'm very sure I haven't.
Created this account as a throwaway, to hide the shame of using a webmail address from my real MyBB identity :crylaugh:
 
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I have, and they're useless. They basically just said that I must have been phished, which I'm very sure I haven't.
Created this account as a throwaway, to hide the shame of using a webmail address from my real MyBB identity :crylaugh:
Be a man, tell us who you are! :D
 

The_Librarian

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#10
I have, and they're useless. They basically just said that I must have been phished, which I'm very sure I haven't.
Created this account as a throwaway, to hide the shame of using a webmail address from my real MyBB identity :crylaugh:
Haha! :D :D
 

SauRoNZA

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I have, and they're useless. They basically just said that I must have been phished, which I'm very sure I haven't.
Created this account as a throwaway, to hide the shame of using a webmail address from my real MyBB identity :crylaugh:
LOL @ The Shame.

Time to change maybe?
 
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So update on this.

I created a new webmail account, just to test. I've received 30+ phishing and spam emails. I never used this email to sign up for anything. When searching for it online, I found it on http://www.email-database.info

So it looks to me like webmail.co.za is selling or leaking emails.
 

Fulcrum29

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So update on this.

I created a new webmail account, just to test. I've received 30+ phishing and spam emails. I never used this email to sign up for anything. When searching for it online, I found it on http://www.email-database.info

So it looks to me like webmail.co.za is selling or leaking emails.
https://www.webmail.co.za/help/terms.php

Email and mobile marketing

1. Webmail reserves the right to insert, place, send or deliver marketing and advertising messages including Direct mailers into the user's mailbox and viewing area within Webmail and Webmobile, as well as to their Mobile phones, should this information be supplied.
https://www.webmail.co.za/help/privacy.php

Junk Mail

We know that junk mail is invasive and annoying. We strive to protect you from Spam in the following ways:

- We will never sell your address
- We will constantly monitor and protect your inbox from unwanted mail.
- Should advertisers wish to communicate directly, we will do so on their behalf once we are certain that your interest profile matches the deal and that it offers true value.
;)
 
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