Posts Tagged ‘Computer hacking’

Musings

About Ukraine:

I have not watched the news since 2 weeks ago. I can’t stand this feeling of helplessness anymore. Out of sight, out of mind.

I’ve also become a little bit paranoid. The computer system of the dairy company where I work had been hacked, big time. We didn’t get anything done for 5 days. The first thing that came to my mind was a Cyber Attack. Good thing we managed to ship out our products to Taiwan and South Korea just before the hacking. Our milk exports to these 2 countries are our bread and butter. We export our products thru COSTCO’s Kirkland brand. And , oh yeah, we also produce for Walmart ( Great Value, their store brand ) , Target, and other big supermarkets. Not producing anything for 5 days is quite a big loss to the company. Now, we’re working overtime…. no days off for me.

My computer was hacked, too, using my Facebook account. Warning ! ! Don’t buy anything online thru Facebook ! I reported this to my credit card company. My card was frozen for 2 weeks , then the company sent me a new card. Something else happened, and I think it was a dry run for a future scam. I received an Amazon Prime package last week. The sender was the daughter of my first cousin who lives in the Philippines. I video called my cousin , and showed her the package with her daughter’s name on it. She got scared. Well, me too. I’m sure the scammer randomly picked off her name from my Facebook list of Friends. Guess what’s in the box. ….. A strainer/sieve and 2 plastic clothes cover, like the one used by Dry cleaner shops. The heck ! I also reported it to Amazon and my credit company. Good thing the Amazon package wasn’t charged on my credit card. I informed the credit company ( Fraud department ) that I wouldn’t be using my credit card for at least 6 months, except for 2 automatic payments to Netflix and Comcast.

Another warning ! ! Majority of online scammers speak with a very particular accent. I don’t want to offend a certain group of people , so I won’t tell you which accent I’m talking about. Some scammers use emails , but these online scammers are more nefarious and relentless.

Forewarned is forearmed.

This is all for now.