My most sincere apology to anyone who may have clicked the link in an email dispatched from pantherslitterbox (at) yahoo (dot) com this morning; yes it was indeed the work of a hacker and evidently many if not all in our 1,200+ contact list likely received it.
I was able to change our password at around 8:30 a.m. which hopefully curtailed further spam from reaching anyone else. As well, I can presently receive email at that address but cannot send until an automatic "waiting period" has passed. For the moment the best way to reach me - either to bash me with expletives or otherwise - is via Twitter or Facebook; both accounts are listed on the LBC main page in the righthand sidebar.
Again, very sorry about this.