Has your email account been hacked? We are hearing more and more about hacked email accounts, in which individual’s accounts are being hijacked by scammers and used to send spam to victims’ contacts.
Getting hacked can happen to anyone.
First, the scammer needs your email address, which is easy. You may have given it to the scammer without knowing, because your email address is on hundreds or thousands of messages you send out and those emails often are circulated. Also, email addresses are easy to guess – first name, last name, etc.