Oh the Irony
I want to share two things with all of you. This weekend has been stressful to say the least. I got hacked, severely, simply as that. All my email accounts are intercepted, Facebook profiles, bank account, phone applications and, of course, home computer. Whoever is doing this will not stop BUT whoever that person is doesn't count on the fact that I will not stop doing my job either. Ya, I wept the loss of data and the 400 dollars they managed to charge me directly from Facebook, I worked my way with the bank and had to start from scratch with the accounts info. But what now? Live and learn; learn to be smarter, to take more precautions, to handle information better and learn from my mistakes, come up with a different strategy and different means.
My attitude by no means makes it less of a serious matter; this is a felony, this a crime, this is identity theft and this can be punished by law. I don't want to disencourage anyone out there, I just want to be made an example out of why is so important to take into account all the precautions we can give to each other and we can get from the World Pulse staff as well from other informed, legitimate organizations.
The second thing I wanted to mention is that I saw the email Delphine sent and realized the link to the Digital Security Basics for Journalists, a guide created for the Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, is broken and wanted to suggest and alternative to this guide. From the CPJ (Committee to Protect journalists) Journalist Security Guide; Covering the news in a dangerous and changing world; I've attached the link to it as well as the pdf file. Have a great start of the week everyone.