Friday, August 31, 2012

Problems!

What a day this has been!  

I'm not 100% sure at this point but there is every indication that my Windows Live email account has been compromised...or HACKED!  

Why can't the people who get their jollies from doing things like this GET A REAL LIFE???



I started having problems last night as I was answering your comments from my last post.  Every couple of minutes a pop up window would appear asking me to sign into my Live account.  I did a couple of times and then it just got to be so frustrating, I gave up and went to bed.  Then this morning, I could not sign into my account at all so it was obvious to me that someone found out and changed the password to my account and now I can't access it because I don't know the new one.  

After contacting Microsoft, I had to answer a gazillion questions to satisfy them that I am indeed the REAL owner of this account.  I am still waiting for their reply.

Having said that, I have created a new email account which follows...


thepaintedquilt@gmail.com

If you received an email from me today from my old Windows Live account (thepaintedquilt@live.com), it was NOT from me but from the person who hacked my account.  

From this time forward, I will only be using my new gmail address.

If you would like to be added to my new contact list, please leave a comment at the end of this post as it will now be redirected to my new gmail account. Looks like I have to start all over again.  *sigh* 


I am NOT an evil person but I can assure you that if I ever find out who did this, I'd like to personally wring their neck...but not before I tell them to

GET A REAL LIFE!!!


101 comments:

MoeWest said...

What a bummer! I use gmail and so far I've had no problems.

Teresa F. said...

Don't these people have nothing useful to do? It's really annoying when something like this happens to us. I just hope you'll be out of trouble with your new account.
Hugs,
Teresa

P.S. - A big hug to Ollie.

Teresa F. said...

Don't these people have nothing useful to do? It's really annoying when something like this happens to us. I just hope you'll be out of trouble with your new account.
Hugs,
Teresa

P.S. - A big hug to Ollie.

Sunnybec said...

Sad people with boring lives we should feel sorry for them I guess......nah no sympathy for them, like you said Get A Life!!! xx

julieQ said...

So sorry Kaaren tht t his happened to you!!

SameliasMum said...

Oh how frustrating for you.

Paula said...

Just because some people do not have a life they think they have the right to ruin ours. Sorry this happened to you. I use gmail and have had no problems...so far.
Paula

Susannah said...

Doesn't that just make you so mad?
People that enjoy aggravating others, I guess.

Sewfine Quilts said...

This is very frustrating. Please add me to your contact list.
thanks

By Hoki Quilts said...

Oh these people just need to get their own lives instead of stuffing up ours. My FB page that I have for my shop was hacked, grrrr, I had to close the page and to this day don't know what the horrible little morans achieved either.
Big hugs, and please keep me as a contact.
Miche'le

barcord said...

Sorry youre having this hassle. I hate it when techie things go all wrong. Hope this new email address works for you. Blessings B x

Angie Burrett said...

I had exactly the same yesterday - I sent an email to my daughter, they wouldn't let it go because it had "sensitive content" - I was asking her to have lunch with me! For goodness sake ...! Eventually I was able to send the email and then my account was blocked. I had to fill in a form as you did, at first they said 5-7 days to sort, then my son was able to help me and eventually I was able to access. So annoying - 24 hours of worry and inconvenience. What was going on yesterday.....fingers crossed it stays ok for us!

Karen said...

Annoying problem for sure!

Donna~~ said...

How irritating--and pointless! I'm sorry the twerps have nothing better to do -- too bad they don't put their "resourcefulness" to work at soliving the world's problems instead of making more!

hope said...

Oh, so frustrating and then the hassle of trying to get it straightened out. Give Ollie a good cuddle - that is sure to make you smile :) Hope

B J Elder said...

I just don't understand how anyone can choose to do these mean things. Obviously they have some 'brains' so why not use them to help people and do good instead of creating chaos and problems. So sad.

barb's creations said...

Same thing has happened to me just this week,my laptop is now in with my IT guy to try and fix the problem if he can or I too will have to get a new email addy Ggggrrrr :) Barb.

lynneUSA said...

Include me in your new list, I am with you, what possible interest is there to hack someone's email. They should be pitied !

Sharon said...

No Kidding, Imagine if they put their time to something positive and productive, what a world we would live in!

Mrs A said...

Bugger, its a worry what these people are up to, but its so aggravating.

Ronda said...

Oh so sorry. These kind of folks make life misserable. please keep me on your list.

Marsha said...

Sorry to hear about this. It is so frustating and then you have to worry about what kind of information they are looking for. Hope everything works out and all your perosnal info is safe. I had an Ebay account a few years ago that I hadn't used in several months. Someone hacked into it and was selling stuff through my account, collecting the money and not sending people their orders. Ebay shut it down right away when I found out and allerted them, Ebay even went back and restored my good comments from people. Just made me mad it happened so I shut down my Ebay account and my Paypal account just to make sure it would not be used again. So frustrating!

Diane said...

So sorry this happened to you......don't worry-we will all comment so we stay connected. Thank you for all you do to keep us informed and blessed by your posts! God bless!

Cindy Kay said...

So sorry you're having problems, what a pain. Ollie is so cute love hearing about him!

Gra said...

You are the second person I hear today whose accounts have been hacked. The other blogger had hotmail. Sorry to hear about that. I have had gmail for 5 or 6 years and never had a problem. Never had much spam either!
I hope you can work things out!!

Sue said...

I can't see the joy in these types of pranks. I hope it's all fixed, now.

Carrie P. said...

Oh! I agree. don't they have better things to do!

Jane said...

Some people have way too much spare time on their hands!!!! Jerks! Too bad they had to ruin your day.....all will be well soon! :-)

Connie said...

so sorry!! I love getting your post and seeing all your pretty stuff and reading about you puppy !!!

Kathy said...

Sorry you've had such a hard time with this! I haven't had any trouble with my gmail account, so hope for the best for you.

Maggie said...

Please keep me on your list. Maggie

Aurea said...

some people don't have much to do. So sorry for your problem, hope you have not been too inconvenienced.

Stephanie said...

I think hackers, once caught, should have to clean the toilets in public restrooms for 5 years! Good luck.

Jeanne (RED) said...

Karen,
First, please keep me on your list!! So sorry that you are having to mess with all this! I love your posts. Jeanne from Missouri

bairdmtn said...

PLEASE keep me on your list! I enjoy your posts SO very much! I am sorry this happened to you. Beats me why people can't use their knowledge to do something GOOD!

Sherill said...

This is such a PAIN! Good Luck!

grannyanne said...

I just can't logically figure out why anyone would want to hack an account.... So sad

Orcsmom said...

I am very sorry you are having to go through this. Hang in there, and PLEASE keep me on your contact list!! Hugs!!

Pam

janice said...

It is such a hassle and so irritating when something like this happens. I want to remain on your contact list.

Mimi said...

So sorry you are going through this. You would think for as smart as some of these people are, they would use their talents in a much better, productive way. Good luck

Lori said...

I have never been able to understand why someone would do that. So annoying!

Linda said...

Add me to your contact list. Hope I can still keep you on my Google Reader. I love your blog.

Janet said...

What a pain, it definitely sounds like hacking. These days you have to be on your guard all the time.

quiltsbycheryl said...

It really is a pain...it happened to me a little over a year ago....I have found out that you have to be very careful when giving out info....and they have found out that most of the time it is someone from another country....mine was from the UK....and then the one that tried to hack my FB was from Russia...Thanks for hanging in there for all of us...

Jevne said...

Sorry for your problem.

Bev said...

Oh that makes me soooo mad on your behalf! There you are, minding your own business...sigh...

I had one of those "sign in again" thingies with PayPal. I didn't do it so that's probably a really good thing!

Call me if you find them...I have some left over stuff from my divorce I wouldn't mind taking out on somebody who deserves it!

Hang in there! Bev
http://44thstreetfabric.blogspot.com

Patti L. said...

That stinks! I'm glad that it is all fixed for you because I love hearing about all the things happening at your house. Ollie is just the cutest!! So happy you have a fur baby to love!
Hugs, Patti L.

Erin said...

So sorry you have to deal with this.

Terry said...

I don't understand why people do this sort of thing. If they're bored they could come to my house and I'd keep them busy and out of trouble! LOL

Jackie said...

I don't understand the appeal of hacking email accounts. Does anyone ever buy anything based on the spam they get from hacked accounts? I don't think so! So sorry to hear you've had all these problems!

Patty said...

Hackers stink. hope all will be straightened out son. Please add me to you new list.

gracie said...

Oh..so sorry. They are just losers who have nothing better to do with their lives. I will email you at your new address so you can add me into your list.

Karen said...

That happened to me recently. I agree it is frustrating. Please keep me on your contact list.

lcscottage said...

I'm sorry Kaaren! I've been hacked before and it is no fun at all! I have a gmail account, and I have had no problems with it.

Karen said...

If you used your credit card(s) for online purchases, better check to insure they are not being used/run up.
And if your email password is the same as other accounts where you make a purchase, better take action.
This is why those horrible people hack accounts, for money.
This is what happened to me. I was able to stop them before they ran amuck with my credit card.

ShirleyC said...

I'm so sorry this happened. One of my friends had her email account hacked into. They stole all of her contacts and opened another account through Hotmail, sent out scam letters asking for money, and even had it set it to reply back if you replied to the email. It was crazy! She was using Comcast, and finally got them to retrieve her contacts for her.
I just don't understand why some try to make life miserable for others. :(

Mary said...

I agree with you, they need to get a life. It is not fun to have to redo everything. Take care of yourself, and sweet Ollie!

Polly said...

Gosh, I'd be mad enough to spit nails!! So sorry you are the victim of this hacker!!

hennies.pennies said...

What joy can there be in hacking into someone else's account? I don't understand why this would be appealing to anyone! So sorry for your aggravation... it's happened to me as well and it just irks me. Well, we persevere!! Be especially blessed, Kathy

ann said...

Hi: Haven't commented lately just crazy how thing keep you busy Ollie is such a darling It looks like he doesn't want you out of his sight. Precious

Lori said...

Im so sorry this has had to happen. Yes please keep me in your list. Good luck.

donjoaken said...

Sad to hear about this...I would like to stay on your list...thank you

Pam in IL said...

I've had that happen to me before too. It's so frustrating!!!

Christine said...

This happened to me last year.....you used great restraint, I'm afriad my language was much stronger......but I agree, maybe they could do something to better our world.....would it be a much better place!
I am sorry this happened to you!
christine

Dianne in the country said...

Hi Kaaren,

Sorry you are having so many problems. Please add me to your contact list.
Have a nice holiday weekend.

Dianne

Adair said...

I just don't understand these people. So frustrating!

Annette said...

That makes me upset too and i wonder why people get their kicks from messing up others lives. I have gmail and really likei it.

Needled Mom said...

Please add me to the list, Kaaren. Isn't it a terrible waste of intelligence to utilize your skills in such a vile manner?

Cathi said...

What a nuisance and aggravation! I've had a gmail account for ages and it has been great, with no problems.

Nancy in IN said...

It is such a pain. Add me to your contact list.

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Shari said...

Your comfort and joy blocks are looking great. Hope Ollie is ok and enjoying being a puppy - he is just so adorable. My gmail account has been great so hopefully no problems for you.

Janet O. said...

So sad that people don't have greater respect for themselves and others.

cagouille said...

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cagouille

Karin på Ösäter said...

It is really awfull that people can´t behave nice toward others.

Karin på Ösäter

astitch said...

What is wrong with some people ??? They obviously have a warped mind.

Maria said...

How annoying for you Kaaren.. I agree that these folk should get a real life..

shawkl said...

Oh, I so agree...wring it for me too! These folks are just sick! Please add me to you contacts, as I love to here your news.
Hugs,
Kathy

Joy Burkhart said...

I know how you feel, Kaaren! People are so evil anymore. They DO need to get a real life. I kept getting messages from msn (also live) that I had to give them everything (info-wise) but my first born. It even messed up my blogs - giving warnings to those who tried to view them. I responded harshly, demanding why they needed all this if they were legit. Haven't had any problems since! Please add me to your contact list: burkhart1776@msn.com. Hope all goes well!
xoxo
Joy

Denise in PA said...

What a PIA!!! Seriously, do people really get a thrill from doing this? I hope this gets resolved ASAP for you! You don't need this - you have an Ollie to train! Give him hugs for me too o:)

onlymehere said...

How awful. I can't believe people get their jollies from things like this. One time I started getting risque links and messages from someone I knew would never, ever send them so I called them up and sure enough, they'd been hacked. Glad you have a new account though but sorry that this happened to you.

Lynn S said...

Please keep me on your list too!

Diane H said...

Add me too please, thanks!

Me and My Stitches said...

I do not understand why people do these things. If they would put that same effort into a real job, imagine what they could do! I've had people steal my credit card number twice - why can't they all just get a life?!

Beverley said...

HUgs. Sorry you have had such awful hackers.
Please keep me on your list.
Bev.

Verna G said...

Please keep me on your list!

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

Hi Karen.
I use gmail and haven't had any problems. It is too bad that people don't use their computer talents to do some GOOD instead of trying to mess people up. I just hate losers!

Sandi said...

Kaaren,

How frustrating that is for you. Sorry to hear they attacked such a lovely person.

Hope all sorts itself out quickly. Good thoughts coming your way.

Enjoy the Labour Day weekend!

Kathleen said...

it is very frustrating indeed...I am having the same problem with crazy people when I post something on CraigsList...I can't imagine how evil people can be...

Hopefully, you won't have any more problems...

please keep me on your email list...thank you...

Sandra said...

Sorry to hear of your problems. Been there too.
Please keep me on your list!

Sandy said...

How sad for someone to do these things. Hope all is straightened out soon!

Kris said...

Oh, boo!! People can be such dorks!!! But won't they be disappointed that your emails are only full of love and quilting?? Sorry you had to go through the frustration!! Was Ollie there to console you?? :-)

Barbara said...

Oh Kaaren, what an ordeal....hopefully you won't have any future problems. Please add me to your new contact list.

Wendy B said...

I agree Kaaren...I hope the fleas of a thousand sweaty camels infest their armpits!!!...seriously, can't they use their time better???? I've been through that too.....soooooo annoying! I'd love to stay on your contact list too!
xox hugs
Wendy :O)

Elzaan said...

Oh Kaaren, nobody ever deserves this kind of frustration. If you do catch the person, I would like to have a go and wring his neck too!
Big hug from me!
Elzaan

Linda said...

Kaaren have you heard the latest..
There are scappers out there. They take your posts that you have worked so hard on and then download them to their blogs and take then as their own. Go to Thrifty Decor Chick and she talks all about it. Can't these people get a life..... Keep me in the loop and send me your new e-mail.
Linda

Karen ~ Briarside Lane said...

A real pain, for sure. Just got emails from a friend across the Pacific stating she was in yet another country and had been robbed... send $$$... all that. Knew it was phony. And then there are those who steal content (written word for word) and pictures and publish as their own. Sheeesh!
And Ollie is adorable!

Merilyn said...

This is all such a pain isn't it? I hope things go smoothly from now, but there are people out there who make life difficult for the rest of us - my blog completely disappeared as did my access to Google, so I had to verify my way back, now my blog is back and my access to Google restored after 'some unusual activity' whatever that means, some nuisance out there trying to mess with my world, I'll be following you in the neck wringing LOL!!!!!

Maureen said...

People have no brains! All they are doing is causing you work and stress.
Thank you for taking care of it so promptly.
I check in most days to see if there is a new post, so don't rely on email notifications. Works for me.

Barbara in TN said...

I dearly love reading all your posts and have for some time now. I will admit that in the beginning I only got your FFF, but began to get curious about this talented lady and her creations and got hooked on your blog. You have been in my prayers thru your health issues and waited with you for the arrival of little Ollie. You do what is best for Kaaren - the rest will sort itself out. So sorry for all your computer issues.
Will continue following your blog - with or without FFF!
Thanks -
Barbara in TN

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Sorry to hear you have had problems, Kaaren. If it is any consolation, you are not alone... it has happened to me a few times too! Best wishes, and happy crafting, Jenny