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Spare the Dead from Spam! A Mass Appeal

Online hackers have sabotaged the e-mail account of late Paula Chase, a Stafford (Staffordshire, England), as reported by the family members on the website nbcwashington.com on December 1, 2011.

According to the claims held by the relatives of the dead, the Yahoo account of Chase was hacked in September 2011 and spam e-mail started to be sent out around every 3 days.

Cassie Woods, daughter of Chase, seems to be under emotional turmoil due to this hacking news as mails sent from her mother's account are endorsing on issues like 'male enhancement', 'work at home', and 'cheap Viagra'.

While reporting the event, the sisters claimed how insignificant and shameful circumstances they undergo due to these mails from their dead mother's account, reports dailymail.co.uk on December 5, 2011.

Cassie also stated how the arrivals of these unwanted mails left her traumatized and panic-stricken. She further denotes how everyone listed in Chase's address book is receiving these spam mail.

The victim died in October 2009 at the age of 46 years due to scleroderma and the disposition of the spam mails started around 2 years after her death.

The spam e-mails begins with the subject line 'Look what I found here', 'I am free now' and 'How to start your new life'.

Cassie's husband took charge of the event by writing a complaining e-mail against the hacker and warning, as reported by wtsp on December 5, 2011.

With the intention to stop the event from further disposure, Cassie tried to shut down the e-mail account but was dismayed by the fact that the hackers changed the password and updated the alternate e-mail account where resets go. As a result, the couple called up Yahoo for closing the account.

Even Yahoo could not provide them with sufficient help as they requested for the death certificate of the victimized, which is yet to be produced.

The disgraceful disposure of spam mails is not yet resolved as the incoming of the mails are still ongoing. Some of the e-mails dispose obscene graphics and matter which is otherwise a curse for a religiously pious human being like Chase, who abstained from all unethical deeds in her life, reports wtsp on December 5, 2011.

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