Steps to Put into Practice if Your Email Account is Hacked

Internet is a great and epic service that makes almost everything available to us in a quick and the ‘so-called’ secure manner. I am adding ‘so-called’ before calling the Internet services secure because the security of our content on the Internet more or less is in our own hands. In other words, online services that require you provide your personal as well as confidential information allow you in exchange choose a username and a password that you must keep confidential. As far as your email account is concerned, you can share the username with your friends and others, but not the password indeed.

Internet is a great and epic service that makes almost everything available to us in a quick and the ‘so-called’ secure manner. I am adding ‘so-called’ before calling the Internet services secure because the security of our content on the Internet more or less is in our own hands. In other words, online services that require you provide your personal as well as confidential information allow you in exchange choose a username and a password that you must keep confidential. As far as your email account is concerned, you can share the username with your friends and others, but not the password indeed.

Tip 1: Take back the access and get into your email account

Since the email account after being hacked is inaccessible, you must try taking back the access at the very first step. For this, log on to the website of your email service provider, and then try to log in with your username and password. In case your account is accessible, change the password and remember not to use real words as the password. Instead, use a combination of letters, digits, and special characters to make you password secure and near about impossible to guess.

Tip 2: Have a check on other linked email/social accounts

Once you get into your email account, make sure other email and social accounts (such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more) linked to your email account, having the same password are untouched. The biggest threat in such situations could be to your Internet banking. I recommend not keeping the same password for multiple accounts having the username common. Besides, do not set the password same as the username or the email ID, as it eases for the hackers to get into your email/social accounts.

Tip 3: Keep checking the Spam folder at regular intervals

The purpose of the hackers to get a hold of your email or social account might be anything like they want to access your contacts information, to send spam and phishing emails, to abuse someone, or etc. They might want to access your personal information like you banking transaction details, which is certainly not acceptable. To know if any such event is occurred, keep checking Spam and Sent Items folders in your mailbox.

Tip 4: Avoid in-future threats

In case your email account is secure or you got back the access to your email, be ready for such threats to encounter in the future. To avoid these threats, do not use real words as the password or use a combination of letters, numbers, and special characters as the password.