Sunday, June 29, 2014
An Impostor stealing my email
I was about going to bed, when a good friend of mine who served together with me as a Member of the Public Service Commission sent me an alert that my email is sending out spam. I replied that I received an earlier SMS informing me that he received an email purportedly from me asking for help since I fell victim to an attack at a car park near a hotel in Manchester. So he asked me to get to my email account and reset my settings to which I did.
Unfortunately a good number of my contacts had been flooded by the scam email, which was the work of an impostor who stole my email account. The person must have managed to circumvent the security settings and breached my email and fortunately for me, no one had been poorer by responding to my "distress" call on the net. I was puzzled as how someone could steal my email and the contacts, despite my using Yahoo Mail Plus service and I have to pay for using it. Since I could not rely on its security, I cancelled my annual subscription forthwith. The good thing that comes out from this nasty episode is that I had learned not to link my email to other applications, and thus I had "cleaned" all the linkages, which I hope will avoid such an incident in the future. A lot of friends called me up to find out the real situation and they were relieved that I am safe and sound in Kelana Jaya.
Selamat mengerjakan Ibadat Ramadhan Kareem to all my Muslim friends.