Someone tried to hack me. Facebook issued notice of a gift application from a member. Upon clicking the link, I was immediately routed to a virus alert which began a download of my laptop and an upload of a virus simultaneously. It's my fortune to have excellent software which caught the virus. This came moments after a friend informed me that her bank account had been hacked and all funds removed.
Am I the only one to notice a rise in hacking? This incident is the fourth in under two weeks and the first time my system was actively attacked. It didn't encourage me that my friend called her financial institution only to discover her local branch had been hacked into and they were uncertain if the fund removal resulted from her computer virus (the second such) or the infiltration of theirs.
Note to self: "Mia, transfer to new bank. CisternNearstay isn't so secure."