[Coco] Hacked accounts
dennis-ix at maltedmedia.com
Wed Apr 11 06:44:27 EDT 2012
Please be aware that tens of thousands of email accounts have been
hacked in the past few months and their personal mailing lists
spammed. Another came in on the list an hour or so ago. The list
can't filter posts from legitimate members, even though a spam filter
is in place for more obvious spam content.
If you post to the list, please be sure you include a sensible
message if your post also includes any links whatsoever. And for
those reading, discard suspicious posts from large email accounts
(yahoo, aol, sbcglobal, etc.) that are prone to hacking. Many times
these email accounts are completely compromised (this happened with
my stepdaughter's business address at aol.com) and can't even be
recovered, so responding to them is worse than useless.
You all should know this, but our list has been free of spammers
until this latest round of email hijackings of actual members' email
accounts. So time to be vigilant yet again!
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