An anonymous reader writes: Hey Guys,
As you might know, social networking sites are cropping up as weeds in a garden. I recently signed up for a newcomer known as www.yaari.com. It's a website trying to compete directly with the likes of orkut and facebook. I signed up on the website with my gmail email id and was careless enough to the same password as my email account. Today, about 1000 contacts from my contact list got an invite from me to this website (without my knowledge). Obviously, they hacked into my gmail account using the same password I signed up with them for, and stole my contacts, then sent spam to all. Is this common? Isn't this illegal on so many levels? What kind of action would you guys take if this happens to you? I wrote a quick email of apology to all the contacts I care for as soon as I found out.