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my hotmail-account has been hacked - trojan?

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hi everyone,

unfortunately my hotmail has been hacked. I dont know for how long the intruder has been sneaking around in my private mails but it all started for a coulpe of days ago when I deleted a big amount of e-mails from my inbox. the next day as I went in to check my mail I found out to my big suprise that ALL my emails had been deleted. Ofcourse I began wondering if I had done something wrong pherhaps when I deleted the mails the day before or perhaps someone had sent me a large file which took all my MB form my acount and it had auot-deleted itself because of lack of space or something. If I had been hacked also went through my mind but could something like that happen to me? no I didn't think so who would find me interesting. But just in case I changed my Password.  

Then about a day or 2 after a recieved a mail form my brother to my mail-at-work that was from "the hacker" bragging or what you would call it, about he had hacked my email so everyone should be aware of what they wrote to me ect., and this mail he had send to all my contacts. The minute I read that mail I knew what it all whas about and I tried to enter my mail again but "the hacker" had changed the Password.

My question is HOW did "the hacker" get my new Password, is it a trojan or something on my computer? or could he have done it in some other way? im ofcourse a little paranoid not knowing HOW he did it as there might be a Password-cracker hidden on my PC. I've tried Pest-Control and lots of anti-virus-trojan programs on my home-PC but none of them found anything such as that. So pherhaps it's on my PC-at-work or something? im working in business with banking so could the hacker get a trojan past that firewall?
I dont think this is a "real" hacker but more like child-games or such as I get the feeling of that a "real" hacker would cover his/hers tracks and not brag about there deeds such as "hacking-an-unknowns-hotmail".

well sorry for the long writings, hope I haven't bored you to death. ; )
anyway hope someone can help me answering my question.

kind regards.

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