As many of you probably know, my email account for this blog was hacked on Friday morning and a message sent to everyone in my address book, claiming I was in Valencia and needed cash because I’d been robbed.
Even more deviously, the hackers had found a way to intercept all my emails, in case anyone decided to try to send me cash. They had wiped my address book out, so it took a while to figure out who had the message might have reached.
I can only hope that people who know me well enough to have had some email contact realise that I would never, ever send out a general appeal for cash, and that it is extremely unlikely I would ever be outside the British Isles on my own. If all else failed, I can only hope you would know that I can both spell and punctuate. This is what I don’t understand about hackers. How can they possibly be so clever and so illiterate all at once? Mr Litlove felt it was a case of impressive concept, poor execution.
Anyway, the point of all this is to say that, despite repeated attempts to sort out my account, we cannot manage to undo all the devilry the hackers wrought on my account. We thought we’d cracked it this morning, but no, I am still not receiving emails. So if you have the old litlove1 email address in your book, PLEASE DELETE IT. I’m going to have to abandon this account entirely now, I think, and find another provider. As soon as I’ve sorted it, I’ll put the new contact details on this blog.
I’m really sorry about all this – it is a complete pain in the neck and I do hope nobody was worried about me for a moment.