Monday, May 24, 2010

Hijacked - Part 2

I can't believe I didn't mention this in my last post. 

I was hijacked again!! 

I'm beginning to get a bit paranoid :(



Saturday night Daisy and I were out and about.  My BlackBerry was blinking furiously so I opened my e-mail to see what was so urgent.  Hmmm....12 e-mails telling me that my e-mail had been undeliverable to certain people.  My e-mail?  What e-mail?  I was out and about and hadn't sent a single e-mail all day. 

I opened the supposed e-mail and almost passed out. 

My e-mail account had sent out a Google Link that took people to an add for Viagra to EVERYONE IN MY ADDRESS BOOK!!  (please note that this would include my previous COO, ex-boyfriend's parents, random people I never communicate with and probably don't want to, etc.)

Each and every single one of them received an e-mail from me about Viagra specials on the internet.

Daisy is cooing in my ear saying "It's okay T.  Really.  Everyone will know your e-mail was hijacked.  Just sign in and change your password ASAP.  No one will ever think you sent that.  Really."

And I thought about it.  And I believe her.  Because who in the world would ever think I sent out something like that?  And, now that I think about it, who hasn't had a friend's e-mail be hijacked in the recent past and received some crap that you know they didn't send.  It's happened to me a few times.

So I breathed a sigh of relief.  And I changed my password.

And then...

A bunch of tool bags that I don't even communicate with started e-mailing me.  Asking me why I was sending them this nonsense.  Really?  Yes, really.  And instead of being embarrassed, I was annoyed.  Seriously people.  I MEAN SERIOUSLY PEOPLE!  Get a life. 

Some other people e-mailed to give me the head's up that my e-mail had been compromised.  They knew, obviously, that I hadn't sent this e-mail out.  One said that it didn't seem to be a virus, but to change my password and to make it more secure.  Another suggested I run an antispyware program.  Regardless, these were nice e-mails from people saying "hey, we know you didn't send this...it's happened to others...no worries...here's an idea of how to fix it."

So, if you are one of the people from Group #2.  Thanks :)  I've taken your suggestions, and I think all is well now.  At least...I hope so.  If you are one of the people from Group #1.  Get a life.  Oh, and don't worry...you won't ever get another random e-mail from me again.  Or a non-random one.  I've deleted you from my contact list.

Happy Monday!

T

7 comments:

Thinking Out Loud said...

Oh my gosh! I can't believe people actually thought you sent that! I hope everything is cleared up now with your account.

Sarah Beth - Dixie Gator Gal said...

That totally stinks! The same thing happened to me on facebook a few weeks ago, I was horrified. The worst part is changing your password. I have so many different one's now it's hard to remember them!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Could have been a great conversation starter, depending on who's in your address book! ;)

Jenny DB said...

what tools. seriously.

Jess said...

I've received emails like that from people and I always know it's because their email address was hijacked or hacked into or whatever. How could people possibly think otherwise??!

What a pain...hope you don't have to deal with anything like this again :)At least not anytime soon!!

TudorCity Girl said...

'seriously people get a life'!! that made me laugh out loud. it is really true though. wow!!

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