Rev. Dyson Encounters Hacking of her E-mail
Rev. Beth Wheatley-Dyson belonging to Hanover, Massachusetts, USA situated St. Andrews Church expressed anguish when she learnt that her parishioners received unexpected e-mails from her account stating she was precariously stuck inside Turkey while facing dire trouble, reported wcvb.com, September 3, 2014.
The spurious e-mails stated that she required to be dispatched $2,600 immediately in order to enable her return to home, adding that her passport was being held pending the payment. Actually, hackers had seized Dyson's e-mail A/C and used it to spam the fake messages to each and every address on her contact list.
The reverend said that the e-mail appeared really from her as it contained every bit of her information from the church. It was the morning of 2nd September, 2014 when the problem began. Rev. Dyson said that she received an e-mail from Yahoo which appeared as an official notification regarding certain appending done to her A/C. However, she did not require any fresh account so she followed a given web-link with the intention towards disabling that account that nevertheless, resulted in the hack.
Soon, Dyson's brother rang up for telling that her e-mail was compromised. This was followed with her parishioners calling as also others like the Sheriff's office of Plymouth County (Massachusetts, USA).
The scam e-mail had such a form of writing that it could make Dyson's parishioners suspicious; however, there was also certain reference to St. Andrews' page on Facebook, in the e-mail, which also contained the church's website URL, as well as one telephone number of the nearby Hanover railway station.
Evidently, according to Dyson, she was concerned about the e-mail's mention of Turkey, since she journeyed to that country along with her husband 5-yrs back and her e-mail intruder possibly found references. Actually, says Dyson, she was in Alaska during the weekend following the Labor Day and not in Turkey.
Dyson further stated that she was trying getting her contacts to know she was ok; however, progress was sluggish as the hackers erased each and every of her e-mail contacts that left the reverend without knowing who were indeed the recipients of the scam e-mail.