April 20, 2014

Hacked

ANY E-MAILS YOU HAVE RECIEVED FROM MY AOL ACCOUNT BETWEEN 01:00 AM SAT APRIL 19th AND AN ALL CLEAR SIGNAL TO COME LATER IS NOT FROM ME IF IT DOES NOT CARRY THE SUBJECT LINE " I'VE BEEN HACKED". ASSUME MALICIOUS CONTENT.


UPDATE:


Apologies to everyone affected.

I've been buried in the Library studying for exams with the phone off so I was oblivious until I went out to eat last night and noted several E-mails. I immediately changed my password but another fusillade of electronic mischief went out this morning around 08:00. AOL tech support is closed for the holiday so I'm unsure if the issue is resolved. I have shut down all external permissions.

 

I was surprised that I HAD permissions enabled for other sites to access my account.

One was Facebook (which I’ve been banned from for two years) and the other was some sketchy thing that was an E-Mail addy for a "uis.coveritlive”. I have NO idea what that was but it’s blocked.

 

I note I’m not the only AOL user this has happened to in the last few days. This is the second time this has happened to me and I don’t think it was a PEBKAC error (unlike the last time where I accessed the AOL account from the school computer system).

 

SO…

 

Does anyone have  any suggestions for alternatives that aren't GOOGLE?

 


Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 11:26 AM | Comments (2) | Add Comment
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1 A whole bunch of Twitter accounts just got compromised by a spammer. Ace was one of them.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sun Apr 20 14:31:08 2014 (+rSRq)

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Oops, I remembered wrong. It wasn't Ace.

Patterico received a bunch of spams from compromised accounts:

http://patterico.com/2014/04/19/twitter-hacked/

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Sun Apr 20 14:32:55 2014 (+rSRq)

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