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[liberationtech] Please Help Netroots Blogger Lowell Feld
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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:
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.
> Shava Nerad
> shava23 at gmail.com
> On Mar 7, 2013 11:26 AM, "Julian Oliver" <julian at julianoliver.com> wrote:
>> 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.
>> ..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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