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By Brianna Wray
the Times 

Tech Talk: So you've been hacked

 


WAITSBURG-It happens often enough, scrolling through one's timeline to find a friend or acquaintance posting about their accounts having been hacked, but has it ever happened to you?

Once in 2005 my eBay account was hacked into and subsequent attempts were made to use my sixteen-digit debit card combination at a few gas stations in Florida. Ah, but the joke was on the aspiring thieves. There was no money in that account. No nefarious gasoline expenditures for you!

The fraudulent charges were declined each time and thank goodness, too, because back then online commerce was only beginning t...



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