"After familiar after familiar heard of Arne Malmgren to ask if he was at home in Sweden or not, understood that he to her e-mail been hijacked."
"on Saturday morning the phone rang early in Arne Malmgren and his wife Birgitta Elfström in Varberg."
"– A friend called and asked ”are you in Sweden or how is it?”, says Arne. "
"It turned out that the person asked had received an email which said that Arne was in Ukraine and that his bag with passport and credit card had been stolen. "
"”In this unfortunate situation I thought I would ask about a loan that I can pay the back as soon as I get back. I really need to be on the next flight. I need 24,700 kr”, ends the e-mail with Arne as the sender."
"– Then called it all day Saturday and Sunday. There were numerous people that asked me if I was in Sweden or not. There are 30-40 people that have called."
"Arne understood that his e-mail been hijacked, where he has a mailing list with 300-400 contacts. Luckily, many have called him and heard after what is on – but according to him a person sent over 24 700 sek to the hijacker. "
" I don't know how many have received the message, I hope that there are more who have paid the money. It is a terrible thing."
"Arne, who was powerless, it created a new mejlkonto for trying to warn their acquaintances. In addition, he took contact with a computer company for help. "
" yesterday, I sat all day with a computer professional who has tried to get on it. Wordprogrammet does not work either. It costs both time and money."
"He wants to warn others so that more do not go on this type of e-mail. "
"– Even if it is an acquaintance or someone else you know, then you should call and verify first."
"773 million e-mail addresses for sale."
"According to Jan Olsson, police, national security expert, is done like this all the time. But it is not so that one's email has been hacked as many people think. But you can buy the email addresses and passwords. "
" the place where you enter your e-mail passwords may be fished up, if the page itself is hijacked. Then, it is a fact that you often have the same password on everything, so they find, for example, your password to the Linked-in so, try the password everywhere the first thing they do, to see where they can take in. Which is a jätteproblem, "he says and continues:"
" a week ago found 773 million addresses to the sale of one and the same place. 22 million of them had the genuine password. You'll be lucky if even your own e-mail address is not hijacked."
"His tip is to get a program that can generate a variety of complex passwords to the places where you need to log in – and that can keep track of them. Incidentally, he has the same tips as Arne."
"– as soon As you receive an e-mail in this way you should certainly call your friend, if you don't get hold of him so call the relative and ask if this is abroad. "