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The hacker will first send you an email, which includes an attachment, according to Mark Maunder, the CEO of WordPress security plugin Wordfence. 

When you click on the attachment to preview it, a new tab opens to what looks like a Gmail login page. 

However it isn’t genuine. If you enter your email and password, hackers will have stolen your credentials and have full access to all of your emails.

What if my account has already been hacked? 

It would be best to change your password straightaway. Also you can check your login history to find logins from unknown sources. Mr Maunder also recommends using a security researcher who can check if your email has been part of data leaks, but adds: “There is no sure way to check if your account has been compromised.” When i contacted Google for a comment, they pointed to Prevent & report phishing attacks page. 

Google’s statement: “We advise people to be careful anytime you receive a message from a site asking for personal information. If you get this type of message, don’t provide the information requested without confirming that the site is legitimate. If possible, open the site in another window instead of clicking the link in your email. You can report suspicious messages directly to us. Google will never send unsolicited messages asking for your password or other personal information.”


Sabareeshwaran K

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