I have two people threatening to hack me on Skype. I know one of them is very able with computers. I have blocked them and reported them but is there anything else I can do about this?
They used to be good friends but recently we've had a fall out and are asking for details of a friend and because I am refusing to tell them, they are threatening to hack me. Because they used to be close friends they know a lot of personal details, what school I attended, my date of birth etc. and they're asking me to confirm details - of course I'm not confirming anything.
I am worried about them gaining access to my account for obvious reasons. Conversations on there (IM) are personal, for my eyes and the recipient's. Not theres.
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Hi, jeamaehus, and welcome to the Community,
If you feel threatened or in danger, contact your local law enforcement agency without delay. The police know how to contact Skype directly.
If there is any uncertainty that these former friends could know or easily guess or crack your password, change it. If you use an unsecured (not password-protected) wireless network, I would recommend changing that scenario immediately; seek assistance from a qualified professional if in doubt.
Here is a link to the Privacy and Security library for you to browse through. These include detailed and helpful information related to Skype and all things internet-related: https://support.skype.com/en-us/category/PRIVACY__
If you would like to report these instances to Skype Customer Service, here is the link to use: contact customer service
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-> Please send Private Messages only upon request.
-> Good reads: Devise good passwords and stop password attacks
and this one, too: http://www.rd.com/slideshows/internet-security-how-not-to-get-hacked/
you can also report them to your local police if you feel necessary.