[MA-SOC] OT: Insidious new type of spam by hackers - please be careful!

Sean Su sean.su at sean.su
Wed Oct 15 10:58:28 EDT 2008


Sorry to say but I'm not certain if AOL accounts are worth anything anymore
in the "black hat markets".

But then I'm not a fan of AOL anyway. It's exorbitantly expensive and
severely limiting. I'd outgrow it if I were still a user.

Sean

On Wed, Oct 15, 2008 at 8:41 AM, Rob Kohr <kohrtoons at me.com> wrote:

> I don't know what happened here as I am coming in late on this chain.  I
> have a web server and I always have clients calling me about that type of
> spam, it doesn't  come from you, it's from field was modified to look like
> it came from within your ISP to prevent it from being blocked.
>
> AOL is a pain as well if you send a message to someone on aol, and you have
> your own domain, AOL will randomly decide to block some messages from you.
> It's hard to explain to clients that it's AOL and not me. Switch to
> something like Gmail. If you don't like the interface use an IMAP client
> like Thunderbird or Outlook.
>
> Rob Kohr [animator]
> :: kohrtoons.com ::
>
>
>
> On Oct 15, 2008, at 2:55 AM, Alain-Christian <mynamebackwards at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
>  One other thing that needs to be clarified. I was thinking this but never
>> clarified:
>>
>> The thing about AOL that I remember very well, is that you don't need to
>> give anybody your password for it to be compromised. I remember AOL
>> passwords were compromised on an almost weekly basis then handed out like
>> Halloween candy in secret chat rooms. That's what made me think this was
>> an
>> old letter. Does it still happen today? I highly doubt it. AOL isn't the
>> attractive target it once used to be.
>>
>> <a href="http://www.mystady.com">MY STADY</a>
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 10:31 PM, <Oneirophile at aol.com> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>
>>> No, mynamebackwards-san, it was NOT a chain letter -- it  actually
>>> happened
>>> to me today, and I actually wrote the warning myself in  an attempt to be
>>> helpful.  Apparently all I accomplished was showing my own  lack of
>>> techie
>>> smarts
>>> (or perhaps the AOL rep's).
>>>
>>> Sorry to disappoint you.... ^_^
>>>
>>> Cheers,
>>> Jill
>>>
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>>>
>>>
>>> In a message dated 10/14/2008 8:22:55 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
>>> mynamebackwards at gmail.com writes:
>>>
>>> Yes,  e-mail spoofing is old, but would you typically run into it? No.
>>> Further,  e-mail spoofing is reserved for spoofing such e-mails as
>>> paypal.com. Who  still get infected with e-mail worms, let alone, MAKES
>>> e-mail worms? It's  played out! "Hacking" AOL accounts is also played
>>> out. This HAS to be an  old chain letter.
>>>
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