I knew that I was "hacked" when I received a couple of emails from friends wanting confirmation that I had sent a strange email to them. Then I received a whole list of mail failure notices.......some to people in my address book whom I never email.....and many others that I haven't emailed in a long time. They had all received emails that were either one word or a whole page of words about fonts etc. I then went to my address book and all my addresses were gone. I decided to let it go until morning.
When I got up in the morning....everything was back to normal and my addresses were back. I then went online and changed all my passwords .....and now it's like nothing happened.
I had a question about this in my comments....so I decided to explain what happened in a post so all could read it. I don't know a whole lot about this problem, but I do know that it happens frequently. Now, ask me why people do this.....I just don't know. What I do know is that you should change your passwords often....and I haven't been faithful in doing that, but I will now. I was told to be careful what websites I visit. How do you know what is a safe website? Just think of all the places we visit in a day...especially bloggers.