It seems like not a day goes by where I don’t get a question from someone that boils down to their email account having been hacked.
Someone, somewhere, has gained access to their account, and is using it to send spam, access other online accounts, hassle contacts, and more. Sometimes passwords are changed, sometimes not. Sometimes traces are left, sometimes not. Sometimes everything in the account is erased — including contacts and saved email — and sometimes not.
Your email account has been hacked.
Here’s what you need to do next.