I believe in the digital world
I believe that a part of us is living in this world .. in homes made of binary codes and scripts ... walking in complicated networked streets ... feed on the endless data flows of the internet
I believe that each one of us has a Digital ID... including our mails.. social networks accounts.. blogs.. subscriptions.. ect
how does it feel to loose all of that in ONLY two days ??!!
I lived a nightmare ... starting from Monday Nov. 1st
my mails started to fall ... one after the other... my facebook accounts... and finally the most disasterous of all ... my google account ... containing my blogs ... my gmail ...and my docs
I lost all of that ... I lost digital me ... my digital home ... my digital family ... my digital friends ... my digital memories ... my words ... my feelings
I felt lost .. empty .. strange
as if I am swiming in a vast ocean of zeros and ones without a shore
as if I am walking in a big city of data and information .. homeless
as if I am alienated .. banished .. exiled .. nameless
i had a trauma for the days after .. was afraid of touching a computer
Praying for a savior .. a super hero .. a man who fears no system or DB .. a man who can conquer the wild hidden lands of the digital world
sitting in my bed ... eyes sealed to the ceiling ..
it was blinded with the shining armor of the hero .. the knight .. the savior .. my Husband
in despite of the fact that he is a doctor .. but he has been into computers and networks since its dark ages
he drew his laptop .. gathered all his digital forces .. jumped in the dark alleys of the internet .. to get me back my digital identity .. to wash away the tears of his princess ... and draw a smile over her face again
two days of continuous work .. and progress was 60% ... gaining authority again over my google account, a facebook account, and an e-mail
Thursday night ..
routinely cheeking my gmail .. a message in the form of a comment ...
from THE HACKER
apologizing .. giving a key word to gain back the remaining of the mails and facebooks ... claimig it was a mistake .. promising it was not misused
it cant be by mistake or coincidence that all my blogs .. facebooks .. e-mails has been hacked
ME ... SPECIFICALLY
I have no clue about this persons purposes .. drivers .. reasons
all what i know is that i lived a bad week .. with minimum hope to gain my digital self back
AND HOW DO I FEEL NOW
a strange mix between anger and happiness
after all: with 0% loss ... am 100% lucky winner
but i believe in signs .. no coincidence .. no luck in here .. there are lessons to be learned .. and messages between the lines:
- to better use my digital existence ...
- to take care of digital security matters
- to write again
- never use personal accounts but through my own secured computer
For 10 Years of my digital life... i have never gone through such a situation ... here i am ...learned the hard way
Be Grateful ... Never take anything lightly ... for granted
even if it was a Digital Identity
My Strange Idea for Today
I am ...