5 things to do immediately after your email gets hacked
“Hey you! Your mail has been hacked, and you’re sending spam to all your friends.”
You have very likely received an email similar to this one from a friend of colleague at some point. Or you will receive one. Email accounts get hacked very often, but lots of us have no idea what to do when an evil bot takes over and starts spewing spam (maybe even malware) across cyberspace. In most cases, recovering from this sort of attack is not terribly difficult. Here are eight things you should do as soon as you learn that your email has been hacked.
First sit down, take a deep breath, and do nothing. That’s right. Don’t do anything until you’re relaxed. The worst computing mistakes I ever made happened when I was worked up about something, or working far too late at night, and not thinking straight.
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