How to regain control (and security) of your hacked email account.
Are you thinking your email account has been hacked?
Perhaps some of your contacts are complaining that you are sending emails with spammy links. Maybe you keep getting logged out of your account with a message that you are logged in on another computer. These are some things that I have had happen to several people I know recently.
You use your email for a lot of other important accounts.
You may use it to log into your bank account. You use it to create almost any social media account like Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. Once someone gets control of your email address, they can find out what accounts it is used for and then request new passwords for them. Worse, many people use the same password for many of their accounts. You also probably have a lot of personal information in those emails that could really mess up things for you. Your email account is important and needs to be secure.
How can you make sure no one has hacked your email account and it is safe?
Here are 5 steps to securing your email account after it’s been hacked.
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