My email got hacked.
People on my contact list got an message like this:
Lord knows what the link leads to. Maybe a sales pitch. Maybe a virus.
I'm not clicking it...
The "someone broke into my account" factor isn't nearly as annoying as the fact that nearly everyone I've sent mail to- including:
- old friends
- internet acquaintances
- people I've admired enough to send fan mail to...
...got mail from "me" with my duck icon and a bogus link. The next time these people see the duck icon or read my name, they'll think: hmmm... Namowal... that duck picture...... isn't that the spammer who trashed my computer? What a tool!
I originally picked the duck head icon because it was good natured and unpretentious. When it appeared (here and other places on the web) I wanted to communicate this:
Unfortunately, it now communicates this: