Someone trying to access my hotmail account
I have had the same hotmail account for a lot of years, and have to admit I kept the same password for a long time. About a month ago (after a split from my boyfriend), I changed my password. Straight away, every time I tried to log on after this I would get error messages saying 'You've tried to sign in too many times with an incorrect email address or password' and would ask me to either create a new password or enter memorable information. After about a week this settled down. But because I had changed to a new password I kept, on occasion entering the wrong one. Instead of giving me numerous attempts to enter the correct one, it would immediately come up with 'You've tried to sign in too many times with an incorrect email address or password.' and ask me to 'Enter the characters below' and then let me in. Its as if someone has figured out how many attempts you get to enter the incorrect password and is just stopping before it blocks.
This has been going on for over a month now, random times, some days not at all, some days 4 and 5 times.
Is there anyway I can find out who is trying to access my account? Do you think this sounds like a random hacker or more likely to be someone i know (ie the ex?).
It is just concerning me that someone is so persistent they have kept trying for over a month to guess my password.
Any help greatly appreciated!!