I am again having problems in having my computer hacked. My email address book was invaded by a hacker, and letters were sent out to my correspondents claiming I was in London and needed money urgently to get home.
I hope none of you responded to this scam. I wasn't in London at all, and I haven't been in a financial jam.
Computers are quite a convenience, but when they are hacked like this, it's a nightmare. I haven't been able to get into my address directory, so contact me via e-mail at my new e-mail address, so we can resume our routine digital connection.
Let me repeat warnings from my computer technician - that all home computers are vulnerable to hacking by an expert, and hijacking your e-mail address directory and making it broadcast bogus e-mails for criminal activity is widespread. Experts warn to keep a good firewall active, as well as effective, up-to-date anti-spyware and anti-virus programs. Also, don't open e-mails from unknown senders, and never open e-mail attachments from a source you don't know well.