Sunday, March 14, 2010

I have been HACKED!
oh c’mon guys, this is just awful!!! I have had this problem in the past but this time it’s out of control! I first realized what was happening when I received an email by a blog friend leading me to an inappropriate link. I thought, she would never send me such a thing. She told me her email was hacked. Then I was receiving them from other bloggers. And now, my email address has been hacked too! So please, if you receive an email from me relating to any such inappropriate or offensive links, please know this Did Not, nor Never will come from me, ever. It has even gotten to the point where someone connected my email address with a bad comment made to another blogger. NEVER, EVER would that come from me!!!!! So sad to think this is happening but It must be addressed, even on a rose blog.. It's very distressing to think what people do with their time)
Thank you sweet friends..

On another note- I will be back later this week with fabulous news!
Happy Sunday!


C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oh Jo~Anne, I am soo sorry! Mine was hacked, and I have done THREE posts to warn others about it since just yesterday afternoon... I wanted to make sure no one thought I had really sent those terrible things! I had to go in and change my passwords in everything, paypal, ebay, everything! Jack said that apparently the top names in virus protection are not aware of this yet! I have friends all over the country who have told me they have been hacked as well, and none of them were in my email list that was hacked... my blog email is is sick and I wish something could be done about them! The only advice I can give right now is DO NOT open any links you think may be suspicious... even from people you know... Last week I read two blogs that had been hacked, then yesterday it was me! xoxo Julie Marie PS Change all your passwords!

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Its terrible Julie! I even had someone think I wrote a bad comment on their blog.. Never would this happen from me! so this is a huge problem.
Thats great advice to change passwords. I will do that today.
Thanks Julie. Hopefully together, we can all put a stop to this nonsense!
Love to you

~Tonja~ said...

Oh Jo Anne so sorry to hear this has happen to you...nothing is safe here in cyberspace...yes it is a shame the people that do this can not put their talents to better use then to try and mess up everything for everyone else...Hope you and Julie get everything worked out and these bad people go away...
Have a Blessed day...
Sweet Blessings...

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

It is simply so sad at what some people will do. What could possibly make someone do something so horrible!! SO FAR, I have not gotten any such email, but that doesn't mean it may not happen :( I'm sure those that are unfortunate to recieve a terrible email like that would know that it is NOT from that person.

Anyways, I'm on pins and needles waiting for this exciting news!!

Warmest, from a fellow pink lovin' friend, Brenda

A Cottage Muse said...

Don't people have anything better to do? Looking forward to your exciting news!

Mariette said...

Dear Jo-Anne,

First of all so sorry to read about your ordeal with the hacker... Hope you will be able to sort it out and become free of all the negative, unwanted things!
May I ask for your advice in how to obtain that fabulous "We Speak Your Language Translator." It works great for the entire page! But how to add it to your own pages??? If I click on it the same message gets repeated and points only to commercials but nowhere as to how you can add this feature to your page.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am dealing with a German friend who would love to use her blog as a bi-lingual in order to promote her book to the English speaking. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Wishing you the best of luck for bringing your blog back to its stage. It is such a great blog to read all the time... You deserve better! Are people envious of success or what is it that makes them do this?...

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Hi Mariette,
Thank you for your kind words, you are so sweet!
To answer your question about the translator. If you click on the google icon it should bring you to a page that will allow you to down-load it.. or try this link.. Hope that helps..

Love to you,

My Casa Bella said...

Jo-anne that's awful. Now I understand why some bloggers don't have their sites public, you have to be invited because of crazies out there! How did it happen? Did you click on a commenters name and then you realized it, how does someone avoid that from happening?