A quick note to everyone who has entered a Secret Agent contest prior to the advent of the automated system, and to everyone who has ever sent me an email to which I've responded:
Over the past month, I've received an usual number of spam emails from various reader addresses. I know it's someone phishing, and I know none of you are at fault. I'm just wondering at the connection here, and thinking that maybe you ought to change your passwords for safety's sake.
No harm done on this end. But so many of you seem to have been hacked lately that I felt a kind of motherly (?) concern for all of you.
So consider changing your passwords. And if your account gets phished, make sure you report it right away.