I made the very stupid mistake of clicking a link within what I thought was a genuine email today from the HMRC, on my Android phone.
After clicking on the link it took me to an error page and at the bottom it said the server of the webpage was based in Korea so instantly I realised it was a fake link.
Rather than getting a screen grab I panicked and closed the page, forwarded the email onto the phising address of the HMRC and then deleted the email.
I'm now so paranoid that they've hacked into my private email accounts / apps on my iPads / google docs etc. Including a novel I've spent the past year writing. I've changed the passwords of my email accounts and have reset my factory settings on my phone in the hope that it might stop any malware from spreading.
I've done some checks on one of my gmail personal accounts and currently nobody has accessed it from anywhere apart from me. And I've changed my passwords on both my personal accounts.
My work emails were also on my Android so now I'm really worried they have access to those. Since resetting my factory settings I haven't logged into my work email account at all out of paranoia, so I can't check. it does however use two step verification (unless with access to my Android they can get that information too?)
My other concern is that I've been using the wifi to research into it.
Since it happened, my partner was trying to watch YouTube on her iPad and the sound went all messed up for a while, and now I'm concerned they've got into our router somehow and in doing so, might also have access to the rest of the devices I access through wifi (my iPad etc.). Would this be a coincidence?
I'm worried that even now whilst I'm on here they are using my internet to try and spread malware / steal my identity etc.
I'm not sure if I'm being completely irrational and paranoid so was hoping that someone that knows more about this subject might be able to help as I am clueless!