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William D King: What You Should Do If You Have Received A Hacking Email?

This is a well known scam. The scammer tries to fool you into believing you’ve been hacked and he wants to help you solve the problem for free because it’s his job says William D King. If you follow his instructions, he will ask for your personal information and use it to hijack your email and/or bank account.

The following screenshots were taken from a scamming email that I received.

Unfortunately, they are starting to target random people via chat services like Facebook Messenger or SMS text messages. If you receive an unsolicited message on any messaging service claiming your account has been compromised, don’t believe it! Simply ignore the request and report it as spam through the messaging service itself (e.g., clicking “Report Spam” button). There is no way for anyone to hack your account through the messaging system.

This is an excerpt of a phishing email that I received today. The sender tried to convince me that I need help with my Facebook account (I didn’t even have one) and asked me to follow their link in order to solve the problem. Obviously, I did not reply.

If you’re unsure whether or not you’ve been hacked, here’s what you should do:

1) Log into your webmail client as if you were going to read some new mails.

If there actually are some mails waiting for you, first delete them without opening them! This way, even if someone has compromised your credentials, they can’t access those emails since they’re not actually in your inbox, but only on the server.

2) Change your password to a highly secure one.

DO NOT use a pre-generated online password generator to generate a safe password! Use a good random password generator. It should include special characters and numbers.

3) Log into all of your social media accounts and delete unsafe apps.

These are applications that you have installed yourself or granted access by typing your credentials manually. In most cases, these are Trojans that give hackers full access to your account. Be careful when installing software from official sources as well – they may install malicious components without you being aware of it says William D King.

4) Add two-factor authentication to all of your email/social media accounts

So even if someone manages to steal your password, they won’t be able to login without the additional 2FA code sent via SMS/email.

5) Change all of your passwords for online banking, email accounts, etc. that are associated with your email address.

6) If you use the same password across multiple accounts (e.g., Facebook, Gmail), change them now as well too!

7) Get a subscription for a reputable Cloud Security solution like PRIVATE WiFi™

So you can safely connect any public wireless networks without being insecure or hacked by using state-of-the-art encryption technology.

8) Be vigilant with every web link and attachment you open –

Even if it comes from who has access to your account – people you know. If in doubt, check with them to make sure they really sent it!

9) Make sure your operating system (Windows or Mac OS), apps (e.g., web browsers), and software are always up-to-date

This way, you will avoid using insecure applications like old browser versions which can be exploited by hackers looking for security vulnerabilities.

10) Mark all email messages as read once you open them –

Don’t click “Mark unread” since this would change the timestamp of when the mail was received explains William D King. This way, anyone who has access to your account may think that a message is still unread even if you have already clicked “Read”. As a result, he may still be accessing it!

If you have a Gmail account, simply select all messages and click “Archive” – they will disappear from your inbox. If anyone has access to your email but still sees the messages, he might think that they’re not read yet.

Conclusion:

As you can see, there are many ways in which your online accounts might be compromised. I hope that this article has helped you to take the necessary steps in order to eliminate all of them! Stay safe out there!

 

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