99% of the daily users of the internet receives at least one mail from an email appearing to originate from your Bank, online shopping account and many other financial medium users might be logged into. This is sometimes called “PHISHING“, its a method of online identity theft.
Phishing is the act of sending an email to a user falsely claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft.
Below are images with pointers to look out for in a suspected phishing mail: (more…)
This might happen to you!
My Google (Gmail) account is gone
Friday afternoon at about 11.37am I got a forwarded mail from my Gmail account (I use this account for web administration) and I was amazed because I didn’t forward the message. After a while, I tried using the same account to access a website i was design and was unable to connect to my Gmail account.
I tried the password…it didn’t work.
After several tries, i decided to click “Can’t access your account” and entered the necessary details. To my surprise, i was informed that my account had been deleted.
What I believed could have happened? (more…)