Gmail or Hotmail Account Hijacked or Hacked?
Somehow these individuals manage to get into an account and then send a rogue email to everyone on the contact list. Sometimes it’s just a way to get traffic to their page but, in some cases, it can contain a virus which then infects the contact list of whoever clicks that link.
In most cases, you open the mail – because it’s from your friend. But then you realise that the wording which tries to persuade you to click on the link does not sit right with the language your friend would normally use.
So, you DO NOT CLICK the link. You send it to spam and alert the friend. But what does that friend then do to rectify the situation? How can you retrieve your account and ensure that no further emails go out to the inhabitants of your inbox?
The most important thing is to go into your account and choose a new password. If, however, the unauthorised emails continue, it means that the hackers have control of your account so you should contact your service provider.
Gmail Account Hacked
Here’s a good article which address the issue of hacked gmail accounts
Hotmail Account Hijack
This is an article which deals with hotmail account hijack or compromise as it is officially known.
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