Archbishop’s email account hacked

Mails sent seeking financial help

SHILLONG: An identified hacker used the email of Archbishop of Shillong Archdiocese , Dominic Jala and sent emails to the friends and well wishers of the Archbishop on Monday seeking financial help.

“I am sorry for the inconvenience, I’m in Limassol Cyprus for a week and I just misplaced my personal belongings, I have written to my immediate family but have been unsuccessful so far”, the email said.

The hacker by using the email ID of the Archbishop ,”[email protected] further said, ” I need some financial assistance from you to get things sorted and I promise to pay back as soon as possible”.

When contacted, the Archbishop said he is in Shillong and he came to know from friends that his email- id had been hacked.

“If anyone wants to send financial help, they can send to me in Shillong”, said the Archbishop in a lighter vein

He, however, did not lodge any complaint with the police.

“Now I have changed my email-id following the misuse”, the Archbishop said.

He also said that there were several instances where the email-ids of his friends were hacked and misused for financial help. The Archbishop cautioned people to be aware of this menace.

Get real time updates directly on your device, subscribe now.

Comments are closed.