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(Jacksonville.com)   Intended effect: "Humor" Actual effect: Whoever hacked this terrifying blogger (if anyone) is 100% sleeping with the lights on, tonight and every night hereafter   (jacksonville.com) divider line 22
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11142 clicks; posted to Geek » on 03 Feb 2013 at 11:30 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-02-03 10:16:32 AM
4 votes:
After three days of torturous working at my computer, I finally got the pop-ups to stop. I changed the password of my email account and brought all of this nonsense to a stop.I won the battle against that blasted hacker who tried to ruin my week.

No sir, you were Pwned for 3 days by a prankster who probably put zero to little effort into getting you to open up an email attachment.
2013-02-03 10:05:20 AM
4 votes:
Another example of how being religious and being smart are mutually exclusive.
2013-02-03 11:58:34 AM
2 votes:
"somebody hacked my computer email account "

Old man typing detected.
2013-02-03 11:56:44 AM
2 votes:
PROTIP: When Google says "this site may harm your computer", take the advice.
2013-02-03 11:44:21 AM
2 votes:
Facebook "friend" my ass, this guy was visiting porn sites.
2013-02-03 11:13:51 AM
2 votes:
I encrypted, or whatever the term is, these pop-ups permanently on my computer.

At least he acknowledges that's not the right word for... whatever it is he was talking about.
2013-02-03 10:59:26 AM
2 votes:
FTFA: At one stage, it got out of control and about 17,000 pop-ups jumped onto my computer screen at the same time. Without thinking, I immediately turned off my computer.

Porno much, O Self-Righteous One?

FTFA: somebody hacked my computer email account this past week.

$500 it was an AOL/Yahoo/Hotmail account.
2013-02-03 08:51:29 AM
2 votes:
I noticed this last week when I accessed my email a bunch of different pop-ups popped up on my screen. Instinctively I tried to unpop them without any success whatsoever. Every time there was a "pop-up," I had the instinctive desire to pop someone in the nose.

So he got malware looking at gay transexual albino midget porn. Happens to all of us.
2013-02-03 05:51:18 PM
1 votes:
PS to the god-botherer:

Please to let us know what particular IP address you're using so I can proactively block that subnet from reaching any web server I maintain--it'll cause me a bit less headache in finding the IP and blocking it when (not if, when, based on your levels of malware infestation) some Russian botnet decides to use your PC as a proxy to attempt (and fail) to spew spammy crap all over my nice clean ham-radio site like an incontinent monkey on an ExLax-peyote-and-methamphetamines bender.

This is assuming that I haven't already proactively blocked your site as a source of spam, of course.

73,
-GPD :D
2013-02-03 05:01:24 PM
1 votes:
That was weird.

With that said, the level of blue-on-blue computer crime in our country is quickly rendering us more reminiscent of Stazi-era East Germany than a free democratic society whose technology is developed by people who believe in civil liberties.

/the easiest way to spot the fed these days is to look for the staff badges
2013-02-03 12:45:17 PM
1 votes:

Duke Skymocker: Do most dialogues that transition from murder to government paranoia end with a bible reading?



Those ARE the bible reading.
2013-02-03 12:43:14 PM
1 votes:

itsdan: Unless this other email was another hacked account. In which case you're responsible for putting another innocent person through some hell.


Possibly, and that did occur to me.  But the clue to me was that my parent's account had been hacked but the password was unchanged- Meaning that it was brute forced from the hash (consistent with Yahoo's information spillage event last year).  If the hacker was using another account redirect, it would have likely been another Yahoo account (or large mail provider that's a target of these sorts of attacks).  It wasn't.  It was a smaller mail host in a geographical location fairly well known for being the source of attacks.  It may not have been the guys primary, but it certainly smelled like an alias that might dump directly into his mail client, which is what I was shooting for.

So might I have put someone else through hell?  Possibly.  But I look at it this way- either the owner of that email address was the hacker, or else was part of the problem anyways.   If nothing else, my flood served as the canary in the coal mine that let them know that they too were compromised.
2013-02-03 12:19:52 PM
1 votes:
Do most dialogues that transition from murder to government paranoia end with a bible reading?

Probably.
2013-02-03 12:17:36 PM
1 votes:

Tyrosine: I'll bet he's still using Microsoft ME and Netscape.


That would certainly keep him safe.  Hardly any site on the internet will open in Netscape anymore.
2013-02-03 12:16:45 PM
1 votes:

unyon: A while back my parents had their Yahoo email hacked. Apart from sending out a plea for money to everyone in the contacts and then deleting them all, the hacker had cutely added a forwarder to another email account.

So after repairing the login and recovering the contacts, I took action. I made an enquiry email, but also played stupid and said that I was having trouble emailing. Dumbass then gives me another email address, one that is clearly more primary. Gotcha. I add the guy to every shiatty mailing list I can think of, direct marketing, stormfront, you name it. And then, to top it off, I send an email flood to that address. Guy has been getting hundreds of messages a minute for weeks now.

See Mr. high-and-mighty? THAT'S how you deal with an email hack.


Unless this other email was another hacked account. In which case you're responsible for putting another innocent person through some hell.
2013-02-03 12:13:06 PM
1 votes:
t-lay.com
2013-02-03 12:07:04 PM
1 votes:
I'll bet he's still using Microsoft ME and Netscape.
2013-02-03 11:47:01 AM
1 votes:
Irresponsible browsing is the villain you seek, o writer.
2013-02-03 11:28:55 AM
1 votes:
A while back my parents had their Yahoo email hacked.  Apart from sending out a plea for money to everyone in the contacts and then deleting them all, the hacker had cutely added a forwarder to another email account.

So after repairing the login and recovering the contacts, I took action.  I made an enquiry email, but also played stupid and said that I was having trouble emailing.  Dumbass then gives me another email address, one that is clearly more primary.  Gotcha.  I add the guy to every shiatty mailing list I can think of, direct marketing, stormfront, you name it.  And then, to top it off, I send an email flood to that address.  Guy has been getting hundreds of messages a minute for weeks now.

See Mr. high-and-mighty?  THAT'S how you deal with an email hack.
2013-02-03 10:33:47 AM
1 votes:
Subby is scared by that?
2013-02-03 09:41:41 AM
1 votes:
Internet toughguy that has no idea how computers work.  Nice.
2013-02-03 08:59:56 AM
1 votes:
Well, perhaps if your blog wasn't so sucky, these things wouldn't happen.
 
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