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How Should I Respond to Emails from a Known Hacker?

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How Should I Respond to Emails from a Known Hacker?

bocaboy
I determined through investigation that someone who is sending me friendly emails pretending she wants to help me with my sites misused my cpanel and wordpress passwords I gave to her to set up a site. The person is in a third world country. Should I not respond to her emails or pretend I don't know she is a hacker and just respond that I am not interested in her offers of further assistance with my sites. I have reason to believe this person is very technologically sophisticated. Last thing I want to do is **** her off.

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robo_dev

Hackers, or those who think they are hackers, have no magical powers to do evil.

However if you have given this individual a lot of information about yourself, and they are under the impression that you are a very trusting person, then it may be possible for them to take advantage of you, as she already has already demonstrated. Therefore simply ignore all contact.

What sort of misuse of your hosting service did she do? (just curious)

oldbaritone

"I have reason to believe this person is very technologically sophisticated."

What makes you believe that? You mention "passwords I gave to her" - that's Social Engineering, not technological competence.

The "Con" in "Con Artist" is "Confidence." A con artist gets you to believe something about them, then uses that against you. So why do you believe this person "in a third world country" is "very technologically sophisticated"? You're probably being "conned."

Change all of your passwords, get a new email address and change the contact email for all of your accounts. Change all of your security questions for password reset. Change your online handle. Do it right away, today.