I registered on Twitter a while ago, not because I wanted to, but because a site I want to join requires a Twitter signin. So, within half an hour, the email address I gave Twitter was hacked and deleted. It took forever to find the right place to ask for help, but I got my email account back. [Wipes sweat off forehead.]
To make things worse, my gmail account wouldn’t load and quora.com was frozen and wouldn’t let me do anything. How far did the hack go? Started checking around, changed some passwords. I decided to check gmail again, and it was fine. Checked Quora again and it was fine. What are the chances that two sites would have problems at exactly the same time as I was dealing with a hacker? And considering that I had never had any problem with either of them before? Sheer coincidence, at just the right time to send me into a major panic attack.
I thought it couldn’t happen to me, but the internet is NOT safe, folks. Make sure you have all the information you signed up with on all your sites. It isn’t always easy to get your accounts back, and almost impossible if you don’t have the right information.