I am feeling sooooooo violated. Last week I did something realllllllly stupid. I knew better but I did it anyway. I have a casual friend named Deliah. One morning about a month ago I got an IM message saying Delilah wanted me to add her to my IM list. I see Deliah at church and she sometimes joins the lunch group I attend once a week. I wasn’t paying attention to the name and read Delilah as Deliah and clicked. Delilah was added to my IM service. I got tired of seeing her name once I realized I had added the wrong person. I tried to get rid of her. BIG mistake. As soon as I clicked on Delilah’s name I got an alert from something that looked like a windows message. XP 2010 security alert.
I couldn’t get rid of it. I gave my computer to my trusty computer guru. I just got my computer back. It had more than 59 trojans on it. The first thing I did was notify my bank to watch my account. I was able to log on. I did the same with my credit card company and one other financial company. I checked my email and it said my password had been successfully changed on my bank account and I hadn’t changed it. Now I can’t get into my account. Whoever hacked into my account did so between my notifying my bank and checking my email.
I tried to change my email address but couldn’t figure out how to do it. I have no idea how many places have my email address. I have to try to remember how many places to warn I will be changing my email.
My heart is beating so fast I can’t even think. I so totally rely on the internet to do everything. If any of you think of anything else I should do to stop the carnage, please let me know. Namaste. Attic Annie