Hacked. And Hacked Off.

What a beautiful morning.  I should be out frolicking in a field of daisies.  Instead, I’m sitting at the computer, changing my passwords on all my online accounts.

My email account was hacked.  If you got an email from me offering pornography, sexual aids, or something of that ilk, I’m sorry.  (Unless you like that stuff.  If that’s the case, give me a call.)  ((That was a joke.))  (((On the other hand…)))

I tried to email everyone on my contact list to apologize.  But Hotmail told me that I’d already exceeded my email limit for the day. No sh*t.  Really???  (And who knew there was a limit?)

So Hotmail gets hacked, then won’t let you tell your contacts you’ve been hacked.  Such a deal.

So screw you, Hotmail.  And bite me, hacker.  I gotta go find me a field of daises.


About Gerry

I've been covering Connecticut news and sports since 1974. I know, I don't look that old.
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16 Responses to Hacked. And Hacked Off.

  1. Linda says:

    Oh Gerry! How awful! I have heard of other problems with Hotmail. Both my daughters had to change to another account. It truly is too nice a day today to have to deal with that. Good luck!

  2. tbone says:

    Was I really hacked? Weiner claimed he was hacked…

  3. Gene says:

    Change your password to Calvin Schiraldi. Or if that’s too long, just try SATAN.

  4. clearlysue says:

    Gmail’s the best – no spam, no hacking… seriously, the only spam I get is via the emails forwarded automatically from my real estate company. Highly recommend gmail. Good luck – and you’re missing a gorgeous day, but the daisies will be there tomorrow 🙂

  5. ellen says:

    Gerry – I am also so sorry for you – that happened to me with my work email several years ago – and resulted in gambling invitations being sent to people in my address book ! I agree with your other commentor here about gmail – it is great and I hope will serve you well! I love your newscasts, and am a faithful viewer of NBC 30 and your telecast! Thanks for your great work!

  6. Brad says:

    our home account was visited 3 times this morning by your “offerings”…no apology needed as all required was delete, delete, delete…knew they were bogus right away…

  7. Li'l Em-Kel says:

    Same thing happened to me a month or so ago. All I did was change the password on the affected mail service, and everything has been fine since then. Good Luck.

  8. Cat says:

    Hmmm,,,, Anticipation,,,,and nuffin, huh?, was all a hack-job…
    Oh well,,,sometimes “wonderment” is a good thing..
    It happened to me last year, suddenly I was sending out pills to men, you know the kind, would make John Holmes blush,,,
    I apologized to all, but it was very embarassing to tell the Brothers @ St. Bonaventure’s., 😦
    Gmail is the best,,,,
    It will happen again, pc’s got to luv em….
    Nite Gerry.. : )

  9. mmurfin87 says:

    Its never fun to be hacked. Nothing about Hotmail is any different in this regard than GMail or any other service, however. As you move email services, just remember to have a secure password. There is an excellent tool for measuring password strength here: https://www.grc.com/haystack.htm. If you use any password less than full strength then you’re just inviting hackers to take over your account. Also consider your password recovery question answer to be just another password and treat its complexity as such, even to the point of just reusing your password as the recovery question answer.
    Keep in mind that the best password in the world won’t protect you if your computer has malware that reads your keyboard strokes. Keep your computer secure.
    Lastly, I understand you’re emotions at Hotmail at this time, but if you want an objective opinion about email security: Hotmail may have been lagging behind Gmail for some time but it is now neck and neck with it in terms of usability and interface and in fact has better anti-hacking measures in place than any other service at the moment.
    Best regards.

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