Cyber-criminals Compromise Councilor’s E-mail Account
Dulcie Atkins, Councilor of Garstang (Lancashire, England) has expressed great annoyance at e-mail hackers who recently hijacked her electronic mail account, published lep.co.uk dated April 3, 2012.
The hack, evidently, resulted in all the persons whose e-mail ids were within Lady Atkins' contact list get one unusual e-mail titled "Terrible Situation...Help!" It stated that along with husband Sir Robert Atkins, Lady Atkins was stuck in Spain for which reason she desperately required money for flying back home.
However, reacting to the hoax e-mail, Lady Atkins stated that she first became aware about it after her husband got a phone-call from a friend enquiring if she was okay. Lep.co.uk published this.
Moreover, according to Lady Atkins, she didn't quite know the way such schemes worked. She was very cautious about any incoming e-mail, particularly a spam, which she didn't even open, however, someone told it could 'peg' onto a different message.
Lady Atkins further explained that the incident was so disturbing, as it demonstrated how despite being careful one could yet have such things occurring. The act was abusive and extremely frightening particularly incase a recipient of such an e-mail was elderly or alone, she added. Blackpoolgazette.co.uk published this on April 3, 2012.
Additionally, following the incident, Lady Atkins stated that possibly her tribulation would serve like an alert to others. She had an expansive support network; nonetheless, numerous persons were out there whom the kind of thing could easily prey upon, she contended.
Also, referring to her wife, Sir Robert reported that she had currently reset each-and-every password of hers along with her private electronic mail account. According to him, his wife and he had informed all that the e-mail was a scam. Blackpoolgazette.co.uk published this.
Atkins advised everyone who might receive such an e-mail to simple delete it. Lep.co.uk published this.
Meanwhile according to security experts, if any Internet user received the kind of e-mail, he must foremost phone up or write back to the friend known to be in agony (similar to Lady Atkins within the aforementioned instance) and verify the situation. Scam victims surely required reporting such incidences, they concluded.
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