Two days ago, while I was on vacation, every nerd’s worst nightmare came true for Mat Honan. His iCloud account got hacked (hard, I’m told), and it resulted in the loss of practically everything he had, digitally speaking. Thankfully, it looks like most of it will be recovered.

I was alerted to this story by a series of articles with ever-shrinking headlines:

Emptyage: Yes, I was hacked. Hard.
I was hacked. Hard.”
Hacked. Hard

This is starting to get as bad as those Mountain Lion pun headlines.

Anyway, If you don’t automatically backup your computer somehow, you need to start that. If you don’t know how to go about it, ask me and I’ll help you work out a plan.