I’m Really Hacked Off

You may possibly have noticed that I have been missing in action for the past few days.  No! well I have really missed you.  

The simple reason is that I have been attacked on all fronts by a computer hacker.  Perhaps he didn’t appreciate my strange sense of humour, I already have that message loud and clear from abusive comments from a number of Trolls but this is the first time that they have left an unexploded bomb on my computers.  

My intruder accessed all of my information, altered all of my websites and changed my profile on this site, eBay, PayPal even my Twitter account and in addition to altering all of my passwords they made it impossible for me to go into the bit that asks if you have forgotten your password because when I entered the new password I was unable to confirm it with a repeat because it came up with mismatch”.

The crooks used my altered details to buy themselves an Apple Mac-book at £1200 and had it sent to a London address that they had changed on both eBay and PayPal.  I managed to stop deductions from my Bank Account but the poor vendor had despatched the laptop.  Hopefully he will be reimbursed by PayPal.  I have also had a bogus payment taken from one of my credit cards to a Chinese source and managed to stop that.

As you can imagine I feel that my computers and iPhone have been raped and pillaged.  My Wi-Fi is protected by a separate firewall and my computers have maximum protection from a paid for, upgraded, Antivirus programme that assures me that I am fully protected on all fronts including all viruses, Web Browsing, Identity, emails and I also have a second enhanced firewall for belt and braces.

I am not sure where I go from here, it’s taken a couple of weeks to get everything up and running again.  I had an on-line expert from the USA  examine and put right the nasties.  He assures me that I am as fully protected as can be but he then said that even the CIA had been compromised through a back door.  I hate bloody computers but hate hackers even more”!

About Jake

Long retired travel writer, author and freelance journalist. Educated at Wolverton Grammar and Greenwich Naval College. Happily married since 1958, with a married son and daughter, a married granddaughter and an adult grandson. Hobbies rock-climbing, dinghy racing and ocean racing. Still regularly working out in the gym.

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