Who sent an email from my account?

Who sent an email from my account?

Have you ever opened your email to find that a friend has emailed you asking for help with a financial matter? Did this make you stop and think: Would such a close friend really send an email? Wouldn’t he or she call or send a text? Yep. Chances are, your friend’s email was hacked.

In the cyber world, hacking is one of the frequently used techniques to defraud or cheat others and it is a problem seen all across the world, even here in Cambodia.

Nov Povleakhena, a photographer at Musahi Advertising Company, was once asked by a friend if she had sent an “SOS” email to her asking for money.

Content image - Phnom Penh Post

“My email was hacked last year a few months after I came back from the Philippines,” Povleakhena says.

She believes that the hacking had occurred because she had used her email to register on other websites too often. Povleakhena knew that her email was hacked when her friend messaged her via Facebook, and Povleakhena found that she could not log in to her email account because the password was changed. Thanks to the recovery questions, she was able to get her email back.

Povleakhena wants to know how to prevent this problem from happening again.

In the next issue of Lift we have an expert answer her question.

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