Wednesday, April 3, 2013
My email has been fixed, and it is OK to contact me at the new address, email@example.com
A Personal Note on Hacking Havoc Harm
Hackers are breaking the system for profit. Before, it was about intellectual curiosity and pursuit of knowledge, and now hacking is big business.
Kevin Mitnick (born 1963), online security consultant, convicted criminal, and hacker
Hacking emails of government, celebrities, and millions of the rest of us by email hijackers has become a big and lucrative business. But it doesn’t hit home until your personal email has been hijacked, as mine has over the last three weeks.
Emails purportedly from me have been sent to those on my address book list on multiple occasions in the last month asking for money to free me from supposedly dire economic circumstances in Belgium, the Philippines, and the Caribbean. You may have received one of these spurious emails, which may infect and harm your email system. Frequently changing my password and installing antiviral systems has not stopped these attacks. This hacking has prevented emails from reaching me.
As a result of these repeated email invasions, I’ve changed my email address form firstname.lastname@example.org to email@example.com. You may reach me at this new address.
Richard L. Reece, MD