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hacked email checklist

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#1 lozzafriends-1


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Posted 27 March 2017 - 06:58 PM

I am seeing a lot more people have their email actively hacked and contacts exploited in the last 12 months. I am working on my hacked email checklist. Just wondering if I have missed anything or if anyone has any additional points/ideas?




Checked logged in sessions and de authorise

Check forwards, redirects, rules in webmail

Check exchange phone registrations

Check security questions & recovery options not compromised

Change password

Enable two step verification

Check logged in sessions in other programs

Change other passwords if required

Enable two step verification for other programs


Backup and wipe computer 

Check backups in place post restore

Confirm good security settings and AV

Update to latest OS 

Encrypt if necessary


Who targeted? How targeted? Why targeted? Check website for 

Check if computer used overseas/public wifi

Check email header and trace

Check sent mail webmail

Check if it was someone else hacked

Notify all contacts of compromised account

Change email address if necessary

Close down email account if necessary

Check if client has an insecure passwords file? Stored in cloud?

Check modem/router for compromise

Check other device security i.e. phones/ipads




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#2 JohnnyJammer


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Posted 29 March 2017 - 06:30 PM

Troy Hunt has have i been pwned, check it out mate very very large database.


#3 lozzafriends-1

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Posted 29 March 2017 - 08:50 PM

Troy Hunt has have i been pwned, check it out mate very very large database.



That is just the kind of response I was looking for. Thank you.

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