How your Gmail account was hacked
Make sure you keep a close eye on your G-Mail account, according to a new study by Google.
The easiest piece of advice to follow is "don't click that link"!
You're 36 times more likely to have your account hacked if a friend's account was recently hacked.
If scammers get access to your account, it only takes three minutes for them to scan your email for valuable information.
They'll look for credit card information, bank account data, and personal information like birth dates and social security numbers.
Simple tips to help protect yourself include:
- Pay attention: If a website looks suspicious, assume it is.
- Be suspect of emails from friends if they're recently had an email hacked. It's the prime way scammers hook their victims.