>> Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Not the blog, thankfully. But earlier today, someone in China hacked into one of my email accounts. It's the email account that blog comments go to and thus some of you may have unfortunately received a spam email "from me." Apologies if you did, and I hope you simply deleted it.
I found out pretty quickly (since I received an email "from me" on one of my other accounts) and immediately changed the password. After I changed the password, Google alerted me that someone had accessed my account from a Chinese IP address, which is how I know where the hack occurred. It really bothers me that there are people (or people who programmed machines) to hack into other people's email accounts and send malicious emails. Unfortunately, this is not a problem I'm positioned to solve. But my sincerest regrets if you received a fake email from my account. Hopefully it looked spammy enough that you immediately pressed delete.