My best mate’s wife sent me an email this morning. From The Philippines. Interesting since I spoke to her only yesterday. She hasn’t gone anywhere!
In fact this is a phishing scam. Common on the internets. Treatment should always be “Ignore Delete”. But – I added a step – I phoned a friend. The owner of the email was very upset. She’d logged on to find her emails ALL GONE.
No folders, no inbox, nothing from three years.
First aid measures applied – password changed instantly to one that’s not used elsewhere. Now she’s contacting her ISP to find out if the emails can be recovered (I don’t hold much hope). Next thing we’ll do is get her a new email address, and institute a backup plan such as AutoForward to a gmail address.
I’ll get her to read this post from a few months back which outlines all the steps to undertake if you’ve been hacked, and some advice for prevention.
Don’t ask when you’ll get hacked. Plan for when you’ll get hacked (not if!!) and should you need any help, phone a friend *waves