Wednesday, March 02, 2011

I'm Being Spoofed

And not in a good way. For the second time in as many weeks a phishing spoofer has attacked my Gmail account and sent you lovely people in my address book unpleasant emails. I've been locked out of my account for 24 hours twice so please accept my apologies. 

Account names have been changed, complex passwords employed, settings set to https:// and security updated including a new phishing filter that unfortunately, doesn't do much for internet based spammers. My apologies to those who think that I'm assaulting your sexual prowess. It has nothing to do with me and I've made the necessary complaints to Google reporting the spammer and providing their link. If you get an email from me, please, don't open it.  If it happens again, I'll have to enact a new gmail account and hope they can't find me.


River, I'm sorry but since I'm locked out, I can't respond to your email. I didn't send it.  The only emails you'll receive from me will be in response to blog comments or clearly marked as legit from now on.

22 comments:

Ces said...

Aaaw. So sorry about your email fiasco. There's a lawyer who specializes in suing spammers. He quit taking other clients and cases and makes a good living suing spammers!

Megan said...

I know when it's you and when it's not.

Isabella Golightly said...

I hate those guys. And funnily enough, today's word verification is 'slytout'. How appropriate.

Alan Burnett said...

And there was me, just about to submit an order.

Sarah Lulu said...

Oh I hate that!!

Mim said...

I got one but ignored it. I knew you weren't sending crap like that

Grannymar said...

I hope the problem is sorted real soon. I hate when outside influences upset my cyber life.

Tom said...

i feel left out--haven't gotten any of your filthy e-mails.

Brian Miller said...

dang it i am not on the cool list...went through this last week with some peeps on our team but it was sabotage..we are sending hit teams to their house now...(ok no hit team)

Janice said...

Ugh...what a bother for you.

Kath Lockett said...

You poor old sausage! If it helps cheer you up at all, I tend to receive a fair bit of lesbian spam from Romania. I have no idea why, so if I get anything about the length of my willy (and its staying power from you); you might get an invitation to see some hot Romanian chicks go at it in return....

PattiKen said...

Oh, poor you. The moon in cyberspace must be full. I've read of three hackings in the past couple of days.

River said...

You're forgiven Baino. I assumed it was one of those "send it on" emails and you'd done that without reading it first.
I hope you get a decent anti-phishing program going. You don't need this kind of thing going on.

i beati said...

it's happening to me on fb they'll move on and get bored with me lol

Gledwood said...

How do people do that shit?

I got your message. From now I'm posting what is IN my mind not ON it.

Talking of which do you want to come in on a 10,000 kg heroin deal? I'm expanding my maff network into Aus and need suckers (no offence) to push the shit on to people who will sell it to their friends who deal to young school kids. Please indulge me and say you'll do it. I'll print up shipment times and details on my blog.

Valerie the Original Housewife Superstar (far better than Dame Edna) is FURIOUS with me for merely going into the heroin trade. I'm buying 50,000 kg china white on tick. Do you know any dealers who would sort that out for me? I don't care about getting murdered etc I just want loads of cash from other people's misery.

Take care

xxxxxxx

Bimbimbie said...

Tsup*!* I'm playing catchup with you. Sorry to read about the job folding and your email sexing assault.

That wedding show leaves me bemused and I'm with you wondering why too*!*

Jay at The Depp Effect said...

Wow .. and I moved to Googlemail because they're reckoned to be one of the best for filtering out spam! I hope I don't get phished!!

And I hope you get your account and reputation back ASAP.

unstranger said...

Nasty stuff!

Carolina said...

Oh shit and poor you! Good luck with getting rid of the nasty bugger(s).

Gledwood said...

I have to tell you this now else I'll forget or just wont be in the mood to post it:~~~~~~~

I had an idea re your friend with bipolar. You know it's really really hard to see into depression once it becomes all enveloping so diagnostic criteria won't make as much sense to him as they will to you. I'm talking from personal experience here.

The best thing you can do for him is point out the PATTERN of alternating mood states and point out that they do not happen to "ordinary" people. Have you any idea how his sleep is? Not everyone gets this (some get insomnia) but in bipolar you're possibly more likely to get hypersomnia ie oversleeping, in depression and insomnia even no sleep at all for possibly days on end, in the manic phase.

I think he's far more likely to pick up on a pattern rather than just comparing his feelings to normal.

When I've been depressed I knew I felt bad but always convinced myself I somehow didn't warrant the title of being "ill" that I deserved to feel bad or that I was in "spiritual crisis"... which is why I say all this. If you want to help your friend you might have to stand by in the long term. It might be a forlorn hope to expect improvement quick.

Also are you sure he is bipolar. How manic does he actually get? You know there's a type 2 where you only get hypomanic and a type one where you really do lose it. I'd be the type one, like I posted and yeah I probably repeated it too often (but sometimes I get the impression nobody listens) I went gagas in my kitchen, shouting, swearing at nothing so I'd be type 1 if I wasn't schizoaffective.

Sorry to throw this in here I'm allergic to emails at the moment, if you want to delete just take it out, I just want to get this message to you.

She Writes said...

Grrr, you have to be so frustrated! I hope it gets resolved entirely.

Ropi said...

For me, my password is easy, but the system said it is extremely difficult and I don't think anyone has bugged it.

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