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[liberationtech] Please Help Netroots Blogger Lowell Feld

Yosem Companys companys at stanford.edu
Thu Mar 7 08:33:20 PST 2013


Yeah, I don't see anywhere in his email where he was suggesting
illegally hacking into Yahoo.  He was just wondering whether there are
companies that can do it faster than simply filing a complaint with
Yahoo, which from experience does not help.

Also, it looks as though Yahoo's security is currently like a revolving door:

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/298076/scitech/technology/yahoo-mail-still-being-hacked-says-tech-site

Yosem

On Thu, Mar 7, 2013 at 8:30 AM, Shava Nerad <shava23 at gmail.com> wrote:
> One might assume he wants the incident of how his emails were stolen
> investigated, not Yahoo broken into.  We security folks do have honest
> occupations too, you know.
>
> CSI: Internet and all that.
>
> Yrs,
>
> ----
>
> Shava Nerad
> shava23 at gmail.com
>
> On Mar 7, 2013 11:26 AM, "Julian Oliver" <julian at julianoliver.com> wrote:
>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I wouldn't advise trying to hack into Yahoo's data center. Looking to
>> recruit to
>> do this on a publicly readable list isn't super sane either.
>>
>> I don't think anything can be done about it, without risking jail time,
>> especially now that Lowell's intent is out of the bag.
>>
>>
>> https://mailman.stanford.edu/pipermail/liberationtech/2013-March/007540.html
>>
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Julian
>>
>> ..on Thu, Mar 07, 2013 at 08:07:00AM -0800, Yosem Companys wrote:
>> > From: Lowell Feld <lowkell at gmail.com>
>> >
>> > I just found out this morning from a friend that a bunch of my emails
>> > were stolen and are available publicly, online, in a Yahoo group. Ugh.
>> >
>> > Any thoughts on what I can do about this, other than contacting Yahoo
>> > security (already did) and filing a police report (already did)?
>> >
>> > I really would like this Yahoo group with my stolen emails - actually,
>> > they're mostly emails from OTHER people TO me - deleted immediately.
>> > I'm concerned that they said stuff they wouldn't want made public
>> > (e.g., saying harsh things about someone). Yahoo tells me I'll hear
>> > back in 24-48 hours, which seems ridiculously slow.
>> >
>> > Any other ideas? Do you know any good hackers or online security
>> > people who don't charge a small fortune?
>> >
>> > Thanks.
>> >
>> > - Lowell
>> >
>> > P.S. This apparently went on for about 5 years, from December 2005 to
>> > March 2011 (see
>> > http://finance.dir.groups.yahoo.com/group/lowellsgroup/).  I'm utterly
>> > astounded.
>> >
>> > *****
>> >
>> > FYI -- here is Lowell's bio:
>> >
>> > Lowell Feld is founder and editor of Blue Virginia, the largest
>> > progressive blog in Virginia. In 2003, Feld was heavily involved
>> > in the Draft Wesley Clark movement, running two grassroots websites —
>> > Environmentalists for Clark and Hispanics for Clark. In early 2006,
>> > Feld co-founded the Draft James Webb movement, gathering 1,000
>> > signatures and $40,000 in pledges for a Webb candidacy in just a few
>> > weeks. In July 2006, Feld joined the Webb for Senate campaign as its
>> > netroots coordinator, helping to raise more than $4 million online
>> > (out of about $8 million total).  In 2008, Feld consulted for the
>> > South Dakota Democratic Party and the Judy Feder for Congress
>> > campaign. He is co-author of the book, "Netroots Rising: How a Citizen
>> > Army of Progressive Bloggers and Online Activists is Changing American
>> > Politics." In addition, Feld has 17+ years of experience in world oil
>> > markets as an analyst and team leader with the U.S. Energy Information
>> > Administration.
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