FTC Advises Consumers on Preventing, Identifying, and Dealing With Hacked Email or Social Networking Accounts

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on August 1, 2013

“The Federal Trade Commission has new tips to help people deal with email and social networking hacks, whether it’s lessening the chances of a hack in the first place, or recovering from a hack once it happens. Hacked Email, new guidance from the FTC, identifies signs an account may have been hacked such as friends and family members receiving messages the user didn’t send, a sent folder emptied, social media posts the user didn’t create, or email or other accounts the user can’t open.”

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