Archive for March 2010

A call from a client “Someone hacked my email account!”

In the past week, several clients have had their email accounts hacked and the overwhelming feeling is one of shock. Questions emerge, how did this happen? Why did it happen to me? I hope to answer some of those questions, as well as describe just one incidence with the hope that you’ll begin to recognize patterns and be able to prevent this from happening to you. First I want to credit a CNN story that ran a few days ago that describes a real situation where a friend’s email was hacked and the culprit sent out a very real sounding request for help. Fortunately, the author noted some issues that just didn’t feel right and because he listened to his gut, was able to avoid making a bad situation worse. Read more