Monday, January 25, 2010

We've Been Hacked!

I cannot believe what I'm about to post.

My paypal account was hacked into. Until this happens to you, you have no idea how it will make you feel. It makes you feel violated, helpless, and crazy because you can't remember what you spent a significant amount of money on.

I did some research and found (after my bank account was extremely negative) that someone tried to use my paypal account to buy something from Dorado, Paris. Because of their actions, I have to now change ALL passwords and most usernames to EVERYTHING!! Also- paypal is sending out a free "security key" which will be activated by me and then will automatically change all settings in my computer such as passwords every 30 seconds. I am not quite sure how that all works, but will find out sooner than later when it arrives in the mail. I also have to contact my bank and see if they will reverse all sorts of late charges at $35/piece because my account was hacked. What a pain in the neck!! (That's kinda a funny saying these days...)

Let this be a warning to all of my loyal readers...whoever you are. Get LifeLock. We're going to as soon as we have funds available to do so. It's about $10/month and worth every penny since it is inevitable nowadays to NOT get your identity stolen.


Megan said...

Oh no! That sucks- I am so sorry Stacey! Hope the nightmare gets better.

Dave & Kami said...

wow! I'm so sorry!

Kristie said...

I am so sorry! We know how you feel....Barth had his identity stolen when we were living in TX, but luckily we were contacted by one of the cell phone companies before it got too far. My parents also were victims and had over 10K taken from their accouts before they found out!! It is a pain to deal with. So verry sorry about it all. :( Let me know if I can do anything for you!