Sorry if you’ve wondered where I’ve been just at a time when I needed to be about, but awful things can happen.
I am careful to the point of paranoia with passwords and the like even using a specialist app to make unbreakable ones. Yet someone did break it. I had my Outlook and Microsoft account breached (fortunately, I barely use either) and it has taken almost a day to sort and correct all associated passwords.
I only noticed something odd when I received a Microsoft email saying thanks for logging into my email on a new device – I hadn’t! I traced it all through and someone had got my email details. I have no idea how?
So the main reason I wrote this post was just to highlight how careful and vigilant we all must be these days. I don’t trust anyone or anything, so my conscience was pricked by what happened immediately but many people would have ignored it. Whatever you do, DON’T!
I hope this might help avert a disaster for you, as it almost was for me.
PS. Apparently Outlook is one of the worst for breaches so make your passwords really strong.