Have You Received a Hacked Email from DocuSign?

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Gold DRE #00697006

It seems like you can't turn around anymore without hearing about cyber attacks and compromised databases, and nobody is immune. Not the I.R.S., not Sony, not Home Depot and not you. It's not a question of how some hacker will obtain your sensitive information, it's when.

For example, if you have a WordPress website, I bet you've noticed the malicious attack attempts have jumped thousand-fold over the past 3 weeks. I've watched the numbers leap from less than 1,000 to more than 7,000 since the end of September.

Some people do it to themselves, too, by clicking on things they shouldn't. Then they get hacked. And hackers often swipe your address book. Recently, hackers have been targeting customers of DocuSign, our trusted source for digitial online document management. This is not the gmail scam, this is worse. Even my husband who works at the state of California received a bogus email yesterday supposedly from DocuSign. You can read more about this in my personal blog today at this link: Beware of Hacked Email From DocuSign.

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Elizabeth Weintraub is co-partner of Weintraub & Wallace Team of Top Producing Realtors, an author, home buying expert at The Balance, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown, Carmichael and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put our combined 80 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at RE/MAX Gold. DRE License # 00697006.

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Michele Connors
The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County - Greenville, NC
Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor

It seems technology crime  is moving faster than safety measures can be implemented. It does concern me as most of our world is connected to www and we rely on it in most every application of our daily routine ! 

Oct 27, 2015 02:01 AM #1
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Elizabeth.  This is a crazy world we live in.  Verify everything before you click.

Oct 27, 2015 06:12 AM #2
Karen Fiddler, Broker/Owner
Karen Parsons-Fiddler, Broker 949-510-2395 - Mission Viejo, CA
Orange County & Lake Arrowhead, CA (949)510-2395

Whoa, that's scary. So many ways they can get us now. 

Oct 27, 2015 11:32 AM #3
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I swear that I almost always call or text the agent and say "did you send" before I open anything including e-sign thingies.  Be they dotloop, docusign or whateva.  It's a mad mad world out there.

Oct 27, 2015 02:20 PM #4
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Elizabeth. You are right about the when, not if. Hopefully when it happens the damage is minimal. I put lots of protections in place and back up three different ways.

Oct 27, 2015 05:37 PM #5
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Rogers, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Elizabeth.  Yeah we all know it will happen.  I know I'm so far down the line by the time they get to me they need a shovel....

Oct 27, 2015 07:55 PM #6
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Elizabeth, we do not use DocuSign in Denver, but cities to the North do.  Have not heard they got hacked, but will be on the alert. 

Oct 27, 2015 09:49 PM #7
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Here is something sure to brighten everybody's day -- I read in AP that the Russians are hovering in protected areas of the ocean where all of the internet cable lines for the world are laid.

Oct 28, 2015 01:01 AM #8
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

I do the same thing you do.  When I get suspicious email from another agent, I also send it to them so they know they've been hacked.

Oct 28, 2015 07:44 AM #9
Winston Heverly
Winston Realty, Inc. - Atlantis, FL

I loved your read today, hope this becomes a beautiful & successful week.

Nov 03, 2015 11:25 AM #10
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