I believe my email or device was hacked: how can I verify and how can I resolve it?
Here is what happened:
My wife sent an email to my accountant which contained a few minor bits of information and I got a response that read (with bad grammar):
"please email me your Drivers license and 1040 from last year. I did a system update and lost many informations. thank you"
and below that was included a copy of the email text I sent to my accountant.
First, it is obvious that this is a spoof due to the bad grammar
But, my questions are
(1) How could a hacker manage to send me a faux reply that contained my exact original message?
(2) This email was sent from an IPAD, does that suggest my wife's email is compromised. the IPAD is compromised or both?