Tuesday, June 28, 2011

My Yahoo email was hacked

Sorry about that folks. Yesterday I took a quick glance at the spam filter and saw that there were bunch of Mail Daemon messages which I thought was odd because I hadn't sent any emails over the weekend.

As far as I can tell the worm didn't get a hold of my entire address book but enough of it to annoy many of my friends. Again my apologies. So if you see a subject line from gort42@yahoo.com titled Re:, Re:7, Re:8, etc or Re:Hi! It’s only for you! The most interesting site, Re:I suppose you’ll be delighted after you try it! You know it wasn't sent by me.

I'm sure most of you figured that out and deleted it immediately but if you didn't and clicked on the link there is a possibility that your computer has been infected by a virus. I'm running all the protection software to combat this but it may not be enough so I think I will take the computer to the shop to get a thorough cleaning. Although what I have been reading they may have got a hold of my address book on other computers.

I don't favor the the death penalty for the most part but the bastards who did this deserve a slow, painful death.


Anonymous said...

Gort, if you're not getting hits, maybe you need to post something.

Anonymous said...

Common Gort, everyday I check your site looking for a juicy political post. How about this upsoming election, can't we get in to it now and spice things up bit? There are 22+ candidates and we need to do our best to try and find at least 7 to make a super majority to keep some level of sanity.

Forrest Gump said...

Anon 5:11pm that is the problem with the current government "a majority". Let's vote for each candidate based on their merits and let the chips fall where they may. Then you will truly have a government which is made up of fine council people who are not beholding to anybody. Forget the super majority talk!