Several Skype customers have reported that their accounts have been used to send spam instant messages to their contacts through their accounts. A spam message which consists of a link to a popular website such as Baidu, LinkedIn, and others is not uncommon to receive. Your Microsoft account password should be reset if you are concerned that your Skype account might have been hacked in this way. As part of securing your account, you should also follow the steps listed below.
Protect your account
For your Microsoft account to be extra secure, you can enable two-step verification on your account in order to make it even more secure. By doing this, you will be able to protect yourself by making it more difficult for others to access your account and sign in on your behalf.
Protect your account from spammers
Several hackers are believed to have obtained username and password combinations that were used on other websites illegally before attempting to log into Skype using those credentials. Whenever you reuse credentials on different websites and services, your credentials can be compromised simply by one attack on one of those sites, so using those credentials on other sites and services can be dangerous. Therefore, we recommend that you create a unique username and password for your Microsoft account, and that you make sure two-step verification is enabled on your account.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I stop spam messages on Skype?
When I call my Skype number, I receive unwanted calls. How can I block those calls?
Click on the picture that you would like to use for your profile.
Make a selection. The settings.
Click on Account & Profile, then select the appropriate option. You have an account. …
The Skype Number can be found under the Manage features section.
Depending on whether you want to enable or disable the option to allow Skype to block unwanted calls
Can my Skype account be hacked?
It is possible that you have noticed that your file sharing is being accessed by unauthorized users, unauthorized charges are being incurred, or spam is being sent to your contact list. In the event that your account has been compromised or hacked, it could mean that it has been hacked. Trying to sign in to Skype may have resulted in you receiving a message that asks “Help us secure your account.”.
How did my Skype get hacked?
As a result of our investigation, we suspect hackers have illegally accessed username and password combinations for other websites and then attempted to use these to sign in to Skype. There is a good chance that just one attack on one of these sites could compromise your credentials everywhere else if you use the same credentials for different services and sites.
Can people steal your identity from Skype?
Please let me know if you need assistance with this. Upon creating a Skype account, a Skype account is indeed verified in my knowledge. It is important to note, however, that anyone can use another person’s identity or put fake profile information. I strongly recommend blocking this account and reporting it to the appropriate authorities if you believe your identity information has been stolen.
How can I lock my Skype account?
It is possible to lock a PIN by clicking the user, clicking Action, and then clicking Lock PIN.
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