Last Thursday was one of my worst days in recent history but am thankful only few people received the hateful emails or saw the vulgar pictures on my blog before I could repair it.
I want to give a Big Shout Out to author David Fingerman (I will be reviewing his new book Spyder tomorrow) and Lily of Lilium's Realm for alerting me to the problems on my blog and that someone else was chatting as "me".
We have learned the Group that was responsible for the attacks and that over 12,000 of the email addresses were stolen from Writerspace.com. My blog was accessed by ISP addresses from France, Germany, Portugal and the UK. I have of course read enough mysteries to know that the people using those addresses could be just down the street and routing them through those countries.
I don't know about the other blogs that were attacked but mine had the most vile, filthy, vulgar, gory and racist pictures and comments I have seen in my entire life. Yes, it caused chaos in my life, I almost passed out when I saw them. Thankfully my daughter was here to help me with the great task of restoring my blog, changing my passwords several times and completing all the necessary forms to report this invasion. I am also glad that the credit card listed in my Amazon account expired last month.
How has my life changed this past week? I am changing my passwords daily and I am sure to never use the same one on multiple sites. I click the DETAILS button at the bottom of my email account several times each day to be sure it is not being accessed by anyone but me. I am sure I log out of every site before I leave my computer each day and I hate the fact that some group was able to get away with such a travesty. My friends and I that were hacked had no "score to be settled" from this group that attacked us. I hope they are held responsible for their actions and made to pay for the drama, chaos, and any money they scammed from any of us.
- Were you hacked and attacked?
- How are you dealing with the invasion?
- If you were not attacked have you still taken measures to insure you online safety?
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