Not long ago I received an email from a friend in Bolivia asking me if I really sent "that message". I looked at the message. Immediately I wrote back that I had NOT sent that message. One minute later his wife called to tell me that he had just received a message saying that I HAD sent the message so he wanted me to know that the hacker still was active online. What a shock!
Well, it was shocking to be hacked. Even more distressing to know the guy was still there. Only one good thing came from this experience: some lovely friends with whom I had not communicated in ages sent messages. That was nice.
Not so nice was having to change all my passwords. Dear One had a program that lets you have one main personal password then all the other website passwords were sort of descendants under that password...with all new passwords. I had intended to make these changes but had not gotten to it yet.... Such a hassle to make all those changes.
Upshot of this experience: it is a good idea to have impossible-to-hack passwords. Long, with letters, numbers, and other characters. I hope my new ones fall under that category...And I hope yours do, too.