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Hacked.

So my server company sent me an email the other day which mentioned that I was using a ton of resources. Why would I be using a lot of resources? I have three or four blogs in their old visited by just a few people. I don’t run the Daily Kos or CNN or one of those sites that gets a million to 2 million visitors a day. So, I sent the email to my web guru, he did some investigating and found that someone placed code in my mail servers to send out spam. Actually, the crooks were brilliant. It was disruptive but yet not disruptive enough to cause an FBI investigation. They didn’t change any of my code, so it doesn’t alert the FBI. Instead, they simply got my server to send out a bunch of emails that nobody probably wanted.

It is like sitting on the beach in Maui, drinking a beer and reading a good book and suddenly this big, smelly, slob comes up next to you sits down and puts down this huge boombox which blares out music and ruined your day and your mood. It’s like that.

The server is fix. Web sites are working again. I have paid my web guru a ton of money for working overtime and on short notice. But, we are back to normal. I think…

I hate spam

PayPal June 2006

 

Dear users of PayPal services,

    Due to upcoming year 2006, and recent changes in PayPal’s Service Agreement you need to submit additional details on your PayPal account. Starting from 2006 all PayPal accounts will come with complete detailed information! Identity protection matters. And PayPal works day and night to help keep your identity safe. 

Secure Server Identity protection matters. Get Verified!

According the new changes in Service Agreement any unverified account will be deleted from the system in 72 hours after receiving this letter.

Tips to Protect Your Account
PayPal’s world class fraud investigators share 5 important actions you can take to help prevent identity theft and protect your account. 

Update Your Profile
If you’ve closed a credit card or bank account recently, remember to go to PayPal’s website to update your profile.

     Identity Protection Highlights

New spoof tutorial
Learn how to spot and avoid fraudulent “spoof” emails and websites with PayPal’s handy 5-step spoof tutorial.




 

This is an excellent example of SPAM!!!  Please note if you place your mouse over the get verified link, the link leads you to something that isn’t PayPal.  Be aware!  Don’t fall into the trap!