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's happened to'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 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!



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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