‘Hacking’ Comes in All Kinds of Communications — Even Emails

'Hacking' Comes in All Kinds of Communications -- Even Emails

It's hard to imagine that hacking has become so prevalent that it can reach out to virtually anyone who has a computer or publishes an online newspaper. But that has been my experience.

I can't tell you when it began, but for the last year or so it seems that every weekend I get more than 50 emails in Cyrillic. They begin late at night and are spaced about 3 to 5 minutes apart. I can't read them and, even if I could, I delete them to make sure that I won't open my computer to malware or something else I don't understand and/or want to avoid.

I don't know if "hacking" is the right word for those emails, but it should put everyone on guard that their personal space and/or email can be invaded by people who might want to do you harm.

And, if you were wondering, I am not going to study Cyrillic.

Beau Weisman, Editor