We interrupt your regularly-scheduled post for an important notice.
When I tried to log onto my e-mail this morning, I got a warning from Juno that it thought I had been hacked and I needed to change my password.
When I got onto my Twitter account, I found I was following a number of people that I’ve never heard of before (including “Jesus Christ”–an unusual Twitter choice for a Jew).
Then, as I was reading through my e-mails, I got this warning from a book company that I buy from:
At AbeBooks we take your security and privacy very seriously. As part of our routine monitoring, we discovered a list of email address and password sets posted online. While the list was not AbeBooks-related, we know that many customers reuse their passwords on several websites. We believe your email address and password set was on that list.
I also heard from someone that Yahoo passwords were leaked (which may be the list in question).
So, if anyone else notices weird shit going on with their e-mails or social media accounts, you may have been on that list. (If you’re on Yahoo at all, I think you should assume your passwords have been compromised.)
Now, I’m off to think up some new passwords for me and my boss and run spyware removal on my computer. The rot-gut bastards.
I’m too upset to write a Bloodsuckers episode today–or at least the one that was vaguely coalescing in my brain. I’m going to have to think of a new one where someone dies.