Apr 05, 2022
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Whether by social engineering or hacking, they have access to that person's entire contact list. This enables the miscreant to send emails to everyone on Email Database that list. In this scenario, you receive an email from a friend that contains a link or an attachment that you can download. If the email contains a link, you'll trust the link because it comes from a friend. So you click on the link and you are infected with malware that enables the perpetrator to collect all your contacts and con them into opening a similar link. At the same time, the malware will play havoc with your machine by installing viruses, worms, key-loggers, a back door etc. You will also trust an email that comes Email Database from a friend if it contains an attachment but, once you download it, malicious software will be embedded with much the same result as clicking on a link. The advice is obvious... do not click links or open attachments Email Database in an email unless you are expecting to receive them. Read the message carefully. If it Email Database does not seem the sort of message your friend would write, as regards language or content, you can be sure it has been sent by a hacker. You should call your friend to check or send the email back to your friend asking him or her whether they sent it. Also advise them not to click on the link or open the Email Database attachment if it is not their email. There are several other types of malicious email you can receive from a friend's email address. A fairly common one is an urgent appeal for help. The email from Email Database your friend says that he or she is stuck in a foreign country having been robbed and cannot get home without a quick loan. The email will include details of how to send the money, usually a 'care of' (c/o) address.