[Ansteorra] Sad News!!!

Haraldr Bassi ansteorra at haraldr.drakkar.org
Tue Dec 14 14:20:35 PST 2010

It is also possible that the password was harvested from a major password breach experienced by 
the gawker.com family of websites, who seem to have lost a boat load of accounts recently. 
People who use their regular email address as username and use the same password everywhere make 
it incredibly easy for these people to take over an account. Even to take over all of their 

Quite often what will happen is once a username/password is obtained, it is used everywhere else 
that can be conceived, amazon, paypal etc, in the hopes that perhaps something interesting might 
come out. Think of the havoc that having an amazon account compromised where you have 1-click 
ordering with stored CCard credentials on your account.


On 2010/Dec/14 12:27, mikea wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 14, 2010 at 12:03:02PM -0600, Jennifer Smith wrote:
>> Went right to my spam folder too, thanks to gmail.
>> However, given that the scammer is merrily continuing to post and
>> presumably read email from the list, I've taken the liberty of
>> temporarily marking the account as 'nomail' and putting it on
>> moderation.
> And thereby deprived us of the continuing amusement! Ah, well, it's
> your ball and bat. No hard feelings at all. I hope Countess Rebecca's
> mundane persona (she _does_ have one, right?) can get the password
> changed quickly on her hotmail account.
> Canny #$%^&*$%^&*s, these scammers. Probably her account was penetrated
> by a password-guessing bot.

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