Change all passwords
On September 7, 2009, Tom Jackman, a Washington Post Staff Writer wrote that for only $100.00 YourHackerz.com can provide passwords to anyone’s e-mail account. A Google search will instantly reveal hackers who for a small fee can hack almost anything. Hackers boast of having little trouble hacking into such Web-based e-mail systems as AOL, Yahoo, Gmail, Facebook and Hotmail, and they advertise openly. Although Federal law prohibits hacking into e-mail boxes, absent further illegal activity such actions are normally only a misdemeanor. The Government usually does not have the resources to investigate and prosecute misdemeanors. We advise anyone who is about to enter into litigation to change their passwords, or better yet, open a new email account that you strictly protect who you give the address to.
Because it is very difficult to know when your account has been compromised because e-mail snooping doesn’t leave a trace, we strongly encourage our clients to change passwords to all: email, voice mail, credit card, electronic banking, security access, cellular telephone, ebay, computer log on, or any other account(s) that existed prior to the commencement of their case(s). We remind our clients to change passwords every thirty days to protect the integrity of their data. IF you need additional help, please consult http://netsecurity.about.com/cs/generalsecurity/a/aa112103b.htm for help on how to create secure passwords.