Friday, September 23, 2011

I've Been Hacked

My husband called me from work last week to inform me that my personal email had been hacked.

How did he know before me?

An old coworker of his (whose address was in my contact list because we had invited him to a pool party we threw several years ago) had emailed him that my email was hacked.

A few seconds later a friend of ours also emailed my husband at work to let him know that my email had been hacked.

That prompted a call to me to inform me that every single person in my contact list (we're talking almost 200 people) had been spammed by me.  I haven't cleaned my contact list out in...well, I don't remember. 

Those people who were spammed included former coworkers of mine and my husbands, our minister, our lawyer, the moms in the moms club I belong to, our travel agent who planned our honeymoon, and a myriad number of people who I hadn't spoken to in years.

I was mortified.

Apparently, I knew Max's secret, how to quit smoking, how to have fun, how to get rid of pain, and a site to get rid of your problems.

Needless to say I immediately went in and changed my passwords...

...and updated my contact list.

Have you ever been hacked?


Sarita said...

Nope but I am constantly changing my password!

Furry Bottoms said...

It is happening a lot around me. I don't know if I have personally been hacked yet, but I know my brother, who is studying to be a minister, sent me an email about Viagra. And I was like what? Thats not like him... got another email about enlarging a certain body part... and I knew then he was hacked. His email had gone to his church as well!

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