Today I got out of class and found I had a flat tire. Luckily for me, it was only almost flat and I was able to drive the car to a nearby store to air it up. I then proceeded to overturn my drink in the drivers seat of my car and had to drive home to change clothes. When I got home, I sat down to check my email before heading to work, only to find that I could not access my email account with Yahoo. I thought something was fishy yesterday when I saw that there were about ten emails showing as undeliverable, which I had not sent. So I tried to verify my yahoo account and then had to call their customer support. Needless to say, this resulted in a hour long phone call with a man half way across the world who was very polite and attentive to his job albeit brisk but I digress. He needed remote access to my computer to run his diagnostics and was able to tell me my account had indeed been compromised and that he recommended that I contact my bank since he was able to tell keystroke logging software had been added to my computer. So I had to call the bank, delete my online banking profile and then I laughed at the hacker, who thinks I have money to steal. Had the hacker read my blog he would have know there would be no money in my account and that it is no small blessing that I am employed part time.
While this is highly irregular and its the first time I have had to call my bank over something like this, its not the first time I have been hacked or harassed. I have a theory and I will share it in another blog post for another day. Suffice it to say for now, that the wagons are circled, the hackers can’t take my whole lot of nothing anymore than the government can, and somebody somewhere went to a whole lot of trouble for NADA.
- One in five Microsoft logins are in hands of hackers (zdnet.com)
- Yahoo hacked, 450K passwords posted online – abc7.com (abclocal.go.com)
- The top 10 passwords from the Yahoo hack: Is yours one of them? (zdnet.com)