[TowerTalk] Need to communicate with the sysop/moderstor for TT.
xdavid at cis-broadband.com
Fri Jan 24 19:00:01 EST 2014
Very doubtful. There are many ways that could have happened without
TowerTalk being hacked. Most likely somebody mined the TowerTalk
archives to collect the email addresses of various posters, and then
sent an email to you with a fake return address to make it look like it
came from someone you wouldn't be suspicious of. It happens all the
time and they don't even need to hack your address book.
Often, the email comes from an unexpected address but with a recognized
name assigned to it. For example, I might get an email from
dateme at spam.phish.ru that somebody set up with a TowerTalk name assigned
to it. That doesn't require any hacking skills at all to set up and all
the information they need is publicly available in online forums. When
I see a suspicious email I always check the actual return address, and
it is amazing how many fall into this category.
On 1/24/2014 3:39 PM, Patrick Greenlee wrote:
> Would the moderator for TT please contact me. I think TT may have
> been hacked as I have received email marked as having come from TT but
> think it is very unlikely to be legitimate as it was seminude pictures
> of a young lady and requests for "getting together."
> Patrick NJ5G
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> TowerTalk at contesting.com
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