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[liberationtech] Please Help Netroots Blogger Lowell Feld

Julian Oliver julian at julianoliver.com
Thu Mar 7 08:46:50 PST 2013


..on Thu, Mar 07, 2013 at 08:33:20AM -0800, Yosem Companys wrote:
> 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.

Hehe. Well he does say he wants the Yahoo group deleted right away, that Yahoo
isn't fast enough and so seeks other options. He then asks for "hackers". I
don't think that's reading between the lines ;) 

Anyway...

> 
> 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

Yeah, it's a mess.

Cheers,

Julian
> 
> 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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