Question: What can a hacker do with your email address?

“With the password of the main email, hackers can impersonate the [owner], send emails to their contact list or send private messages through social networks,” Rafael Lourenco, executive vice president of fraud-prevention organization ClearSale, tells Yahoo Life.

Can someone hack you if they know your email?

If a hacker wanted to try breaking into one of your online accounts, knowing your email address is a solid first step. Obviously, they cant log in without your password, but by knowing your email address, they could target you with phishing emails – malicious attachments that install malware on your machine.

Can someone do anything with your email address?

Learn about the information someone can get just from your email address. It may seem odd at first, but an email account is a goldmine for scammers. A hacker can do more than get their hands on your coveted chicken casserole recipe; they can cause damage to your identity and finances.

What happens if a hacker knows your email?

Send phishing emails “When a hacker knows your email address, they have half of your confidential information – all they need now is the password,” warns Greg Kelley of Vestige Digital Investigations. When you change your password, then your account really is compromised and the hacker has your password.

What can a hacker do with your address?

There are thousands of ports for every IP address, and a hacker who has your IP can try all of those ports to brute-force a connection, taking over your phone for example and stealing your information. If a criminal does get access to your device, they could also install malware on it, which could expose your IP.

Should I delete hacked email account?

If you have been hacked several times and your email provider isnt mitigating the amount of spam you are receiving, then consider starting afresh but dont delete your email address! Many experts do warn against deleting email accounts as most email providers will recycle your old email address.

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