Figured I should put up a short PSA.
About an hour ago, my gmail account got compromised, and some degenerate from Serbia sent out a few hundred spam emails as me, each one with three links to Russian and Chinese sites followed by my signature. I’ve gotten a few responses from concerned contacts. Much thanks! I’ve changed all of my passwords, signed out all other gmail accounts, etc. I don’t know if this is related to PSN, bad luck, or both, but it sucks.
To anyone else who might be getting spam from my email address, here are a few tips:
- If you get an email with nothing other unexplained links, some of which direct you to Russian and Chinese sites, do not click them, and
- If you can’t follow the first bullet, you shouldn’t be on the Internet.
That being said, I’m super sorry to anyone who got spammed by me. To make up for it, Sony will be offering you a “Welcome Back” program (if you are currently a member of PSN), offering identity theft protection, free games, and more!