Changed info on myspace

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KellyW
Changed info on myspace

Okay, I'm not very savvy with computers, myspace and such.  So I thought I would come to the best place for my Qs.  My sis deleted her profile b/c someone got into her myspace acct.  All of her pics were deleted and her info was changed.  We think it's her ex husband b/c he is likely the only person who would care...  He builds web pages and is also very familiar with codes, etc...  So I warned her that he could have gained access thru a tracker sent via email or gotten into her email and requested her password from myspace.  Are there any other ways?  How can she find out if it is a remote tracker?  He put a tracker on her computer as they were divorcing, but he had access to the computer then.  Any ideas? 

   

   

Stevie
Re: Changed info on myspace

If there's no way that he will get back into her house, she needs to clean her computer.  If it were me, I would do a backup of my data (pictures, documents, mp3 files, etc) and do what's called a "destructive restore" in some retail systems.  This reformats (erases) the hard drive and reinstalls the operating system.  It's the only way to be sure... well, it's the only way I'd feel safe in this situation.

THEN... once the possibility of keylogger snooping is eliminated, change all the passwords on EVERYTHING to something that can't be guessed.  Be sure and use a non alpha-numeric symbol in there.

Once the computer is cleaned and if this ex is devious enough to slyly break in to install a remote keylogger, I would install a keylogger myself to see what goes on on my computer when I'm not there.

And those personal questions that are used by websites to retrieve forgotten passwords like "At what age did your first menses occur?" or "Who is your favorite Stooge?".. either don't use them or at least make up wild answers as long as they aren't forgotten.  Those personal tidbits can be answered by someone who knows her like an ex.

 

NHatch
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sounds like she was phished and since it was destructive attack then it probably was her ex. if you're unfamiliar with phishing, it goes a little like this. First she adds an obscure fake profile that he made, Then once he was added all he would have to do is change the default photograph and name on his fake profile to that of one of her top friends. Then he sends her a comment with a link that leads her to a Myspace Login look alike where she types in her email and password, once she clicks the login button both are sent directly to him.

If she doesn't add friends unless she knows them, then he could have phished the friends she already had and used them to phish her. So you may want to ask the people that where on her friends list if there has been any strange activity on their Myspace pages.          

NHatch
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also, I don't think he has access to her email, because he would have sent nasty emails to her contacts and probably changed her myspace password completely. But I could be wrong because that would be even more illegal then phishing, but when people seek to do something stupid they seem to forget the law exists.

NHatch
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 Me again, triple post I know, but there is another way he could have accessed you're sisters profile and this way is very illegal. He could have programed something called a hash extractor, its a program that actually accesses Myspaces server and retrieves a target(or many targets) login info.

Super duper illegal and highly immoral, with hash extractors people are able to get very personal, legally protected info from others. They should never, ever be used by anyone ever under any circumstance.

Almost Evil
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Just a note to add to NHatch but the use of above mentioned items if a federal offense and NOT taken lightly. ie: multimillion dollar fines, SEVERAL years in prison (10+) and banned from internet and computers for LIFE. (im totally not joking) 

Its also something for which myspace would go after the offenders with a vengeance.

NHatch
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exactly, and try something like a hash on a government server, and the NSA will ship you off to Guantanamo.  

LunaC
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The easiest way to have done this was to mimic the myspace cookies on another  and have the same ip via nat.  Once in, you  have all the fun you want.  Another reason to wash after every net session and if you have a common access point, be sure to log off.

 

You might wonder how the cookies are gotten? Just hit the admin share on the target machine.  Once there you pull the cookies or in firefox the data file with them. And even easier way is to do an html sniff and pull them that way. (be it promiscous mode, taps off the  switch etc)

 

Moral of story is to clean up after using and if the perp wants in and knows his stuff it isnt too hard to do so. Never assume that you are safe and keep personal info off myspace.

KellyW
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If he was able to get into her myspace and whatever else remotely, could he also have access to her and her new husband's online banking, accts, etc.??  We don't think he would do anything like stealing money, etc.  BUT of course she still doesn't want him to know all of her business.  I warned her that he could be looking at her info.

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