It started Monday bright and early at 5 a.m., luckily I woke up to the text message from doordash confirming my account update… that I didn’t make. Immediately called and got it taken care of (or so I thought but don’t get me started on that…) and around 8 am got back up and realized Amazon was hacked too. Immediately handled that. And then updated the password that I had for my personal email and added a two step authentication to the email. I went through some other major accounts looking for suspicious activity. Had a few other accounts that were attempted but other than doordash, all was handled easily.
I’m starting to feel like i’m being targeted! I talked to an IT friend and he gave me some tips on password security and I’m taking his advice. But I have also been monitoring sign in attempts on my email and there are tons of attempts but no access since Monday.
But I’ve seen a few targeted(at least in my opinion)attempts at phishing. I received an email from AT&T about a update to my login information. I had an account but it was no longer active, so I called them immediately. There was no record of anything with my account. Went back to the email and the sender address was very believable but not what it should have been after some googling. But given every thing that happened this week, I could see what I didn’t question. (Good thing my company drilled into my head never click the link! Always call or find an external link)
So this morning I received a call from an unavailable number but sometimes my doctor’s office comes up as that. So I answered and it was some one from Amazon asking if I placed a $700 order for a iPhone or something, press 1 to approve 2 to decline – I pressed 2, and was connected to a call center who asked if I wanted to cancel the order so I did. They thanked me and hung up. So I go back into my Amazon account and everything is fine. No orders, no unusual logins. Did I mess up??? Why would they call to get no benefit?
The other super icky thing about this is they hacked an app used to plan fertility, like females cycles, ovulation and other personal info. I have never ordered supplies or entered a credit card but I did see that there are options to order supplies etc., but not even close to the main purpose. It felt really personal and violating but my IT friend said they were probably guessing similar passwords to all my accounts and got lucky with that one.
Other than keeping an eye on credit, bank accounts, emails, and updating at at risk passwords… what would you do today. I feel like I’m Kevin Mccallister on Christmas eve, I know they’re coming… help me fight them off, please!
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