Leftovers Reheated

A funny thing happened on the way to the forum…

Whenever there is activity on the blog here (comments, etc), I get a notification email from wordpress.com. The notification below says that I “liked” my own post, Leftovers, but I did not click the like button. Someone else did it using my identity. The strangest part is the line of text included in the notification email:

“You’re so vain. You probably think Leftovers is about you.”

So how does a witty comment get into a machine-generated wordpress.com notification email? Not only has my identity been hijacked, the wordpress.com notification system has been hacked, too.

Carly Simon, is that you?


[The full email is reproduced below]


From: WordPress.com <donotreply@wordpress.com>
Date: Fri, May 3, 2013 at 1:52 PM
Subject: [Poor Richard’s Almanack 2.0] You liked your own post: “Leftovers”
To: ################

You liked your own post on Poor Richard’s Almanack 2.0

You’re so vain. You probably think Leftovers is about you.

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