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Someone contact Yahoo and was able to reset my password XXXXX

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Someone contact Yahoo and was able to reset my password XXXXX down load all my personnel information. I have ip address and I am 99 percent sure who did it. I had an affair with her husband several years ago....one night stand thing I regret totally. What can I do to protect myself from her destroying my life with all this information
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 5 years ago.
The first thing you need to do is you need to notify all of your credit card companies and all of the credit bureaus and your bank that your information has been stolen. This will prevent her from doing much with the information if she obtained that information from your computer. Second, if you know who did this, you must report it to the police since this is a felony and also a federal crime and they will investigate the computer hacking and pursue charges against her. Finally, once you prove it was this person who accessed your information illegally you can sue her for invasion of privacy and theft of data and seek damages from her and an restraining order against her to make her surrender or destroy any information she took. These are your three legal options.


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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
There was no credit card information. Mostly information regarding the affair, information fansties I sent to myself.....I used my email account as a journal...can she use this information against me it is my bosses wife....help me here
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 5 years ago.
She can try to do so, yes, but it is still illegal hacking and a criminal offense so you can still pursue criminal charges against her. You can also still sue her for invasion of your privacy and for the hacking and seek money damages and an injunction against her to prevent her from releasing the information.
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