February 02, 2009

life in general: my laptop got hacked into in london

My first-ever experience of malicious hackers (there are good hackers too) has taken place in London. I am in London currently on work for a few days. Using my laptop on the hotel's internet connection I realised someone had hacked into my laptop as well as my gmail account and sent out a 'Re: HI' and 'Re: Hello' kind of mails to all the contacts in my gmail id.
Even my blog here was not spared and two spurious posts cropped up (the handiwork of that malicious techie in London) that I had to delete as soon as I noticed them.
If all this has caused any inconvenience to my friends or blog readers, I am sorry. I am trying my level best to rectify the problem and protect my laptop from further malicious attacks.