SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax      Advertise Here      Mobile Version     Exclusive Subscriber Content     Updated Posts    Contact
CapitolFax.com
To subscribe to Capitol Fax, click here.
#AOLhacked

Tuesday, Apr 22, 2014

Posted by Barton Lorimor (@bartonlorimor)

* As many of you now know, Capitol Fax was one of the many victims of last week’s AOL hack. Rich has interrupted his time off on more than one occassion to post the latest updates to you about the situation, and pressure the once tech-staple to resolving the issue. This was part of a text message thread he sent late last night…

If AOL was truly concerned about its customers, it would’ve warned us about a week ago about this problem.”

Hard to argue that point. As a result of the hack, many Capitol Fax subscribers received auto-generated phishing emails.

AOL’s statement via the Tribune…

“AOL takes the safety and security of consumers very seriously, and we are actively addressing consumer complaints,” the company said in a statement. “We are working to resolve the issue of account spoofing to keep users and their respective accounts running smoothly and securely.”

A Twitter hashtag has been started to monitor the situation. You can follow it along here…


- Posted by Barton Lorimor        


19 Comments
  1. - Newsclown - Tuesday, Apr 22, 14 @ 12:29 pm:

    Click here to learn one weird trick to beat AOL phishing emails

    :-)


  2. - Give Me A Break - Tuesday, Apr 22, 14 @ 12:42 pm:

    I thought it was odd when I checked my pers. email on Monday morning and found an email from Rich offering me a great deal on new Nikes. I just figured he got bored on vacation and bought a shoe outlet.


  3. - PublicServant - Tuesday, Apr 22, 14 @ 12:52 pm:

    But isn’t AOL a private sector company? Just like Comcast, I mean. They aren’t gov’ment, so they must be good, right?


  4. - Mr. Big Trouble - Tuesday, Apr 22, 14 @ 1:29 pm:

    Time to get a gmail account Rich…


  5. - yo - Tuesday, Apr 22, 14 @ 1:48 pm:

    “time to get a gmail account”
    Not so sure I would. Have you seen their new policy on email “scanning?” yeah, google is going to scan your emails to sell more targeted ads to you. enjoy that gmail account!


  6. - CommoNooB - Tuesday, Apr 22, 14 @ 1:48 pm:

    Public servant- What are you trying to get at here? The private sector offers many email providers. If you dislike AOL you have the freedom of choice to leave and Use another service. As for government, if a citizen of a state doesn’t like the way its operating, then that individual has the right to vote with their feet and leave for a different state. The fact of the matter is that a large amount of people are choosing the latter example.


  7. - yo - Tuesday, Apr 22, 14 @ 1:49 pm:

    that being said, not so sure I would have an AOL account either. LOL.


  8. - Ken_in_Aurora - Tuesday, Apr 22, 14 @ 2:01 pm:

    I feel honored - I received a phishing email from Rich today!


  9. - mcb - Tuesday, Apr 22, 14 @ 2:26 pm:

    As for gmail “scanning”, it leads to more targetted ads being displayed in the frame. All email providers are at some level doing very similar things. So far Google has had a great reputation for security.
    But seriously, who still has an AOL account? Surely Rich makes enough he isn’t using dialup internet. Maybe he can make the tech leap into the late 1990’s and switch to hotmail. I think they have an app to check it on your PocketPC PDA.


  10. - mcb - Tuesday, Apr 22, 14 @ 2:27 pm:

    And before anyone points it out, yes I’m aware Steve Brown also uses an AOL account. Same comments apply to him.


  11. - Old and in the Way - Tuesday, Apr 22, 14 @ 3:12 pm:

    - CommoNooB - Tuesday, Apr 22, 14 @ 1:48 pm:
    …..A lot of people are choosing the latter example……

    I assume you are referring to the mythical mass migration out of the state..

    Really? How many? Do you have real numbers? If we are losing so many why is this not reflected in census data? I’m tired of hearing and reading unsubstantiated comments like this! Give us the data or cease and desist!


  12. - Sorry State - Tuesday, Apr 22, 14 @ 3:54 pm:

    Yahoo was hacked last month too. For the money IT folks make, I don’t understand why things are so shaky and insecure with computers after all these years and capital that they have had to get it right! Not to mention, Target, etc….scary out there!


  13. - Frosty The Snowman - Tuesday, Apr 22, 14 @ 3:58 pm:

    I was also among those that received an e-mail that was allegedly from “Rich” and Capitol Fax but I smelled a phish and I immediately deleted it.
    Today, I received another e-mail from somebody named Deb Klegin that was titled “Account Verification Alert” and starts out Dear Account User. Find attached AOL—– blah-blah. I wasn’t about to believe that it was from AOL although maybe it was? How would someone even know if it actually was from AOL or not. Once again, I chose to delete it rather than take a chance.
    They should lay a minimum ten year prison sentence on these Internet identity thieves. Better yet, cut off their fingers so they can’t continue to practice their art of deception. I wonder what the Iranian government would do to them if they pulled this kind of crap on people in Iran? My guess is that if they got caught, they would never again be a problem to Iranian society but for that “one time”.


  14. - CommoNooB - Tuesday, Apr 22, 14 @ 5:11 pm:

    Old and In- And I assume you’re living in a mythical state of Illinois where people are flocking all over the world to come live in this state to take advantage of the abundance of jobs and sunny weather.

    ==Really? How many? Do you have real numbers? If we are losing so many why is this not reflected in census data?==

    Yes, really. And the numbers are actually reflected on the Census Bureau’s website for you to check out!

    2012 Data (Source: http://www.census.gov/hhes/migration/data/acs/state-to-state.html)

    208,755 domestic immigration into IL
    274,852 domestic outmigration out of IL
    =Net loss of 65,852 people

    *Not to mention the United Van Lines migration study which had Illinois #2 for the most outbound states for 2013.

    There, I have provided the data, and now I refuse to cease and desist.


  15. - Mokenavince - Tuesday, Apr 22, 14 @ 5:22 pm:

    Hard to believe someone still uses AOL.


  16. - Old and in the Way - Tuesday, Apr 22, 14 @ 5:57 pm:

    Actually I only spend part of my time in Illinois and I travel extensively with my practice. What I have found in my travels over the years is that things are never as simple as the Chicken Little’s would have us believe. I hear the same thing in California, Ohio, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and New York. I first heard this in Illinois when I graduated from law school in 1969!

    Now to your data. So 65,000 over 10 years is mass migration? Out of a total population of almost 13 million this is a rounding error when you consider that this is less than 6,500 per year. What is the sampling error or MOE? It’s even more misleading when you consider that the state as a whole gained population over those ten years. Face it Illinois is about the same as the other older industrial states, no better and certainly no worse. In fact if you want to really complicate things let’s consider the age and wage demographics. Who is leaving? The older and poorer populations. Again we are pretty typical. Sorry but the sky isn’t falling. Let’s be more granular, where is Illinois population declining fastest? Hint: Rural and Small towns and this trend started in the 1950’s. Logical when you consider that Illinois has more towns of 5,000 or less than any other state (Texas and Penn are close). Then there is the Baby Boomers retiring. Your simplistic notion of a recent mass migration out of state is simply not supported by your facts.

    As for the United Van Lines data……..get real.


  17. - Arthur Andersen - Tuesday, Apr 22, 14 @ 6:38 pm:

    AA still uses AOL because I don’t feel like changing at my old age. Also have a Comcast email because they provide my internet and note no difference in service.
    This may be one time AA and Brownie agree on something lol.
    One of my kids is a victim of the recent hacks and is mortified because one of her teachers is also on the e-mail.


  18. - Old and in the Way - Tuesday, Apr 22, 14 @ 8:04 pm:

    A colleague just reminded me that Illinois ranks fourth or fifth in foreign immigration. As long as you are counting migration and immigration you need to count foreign immigration as well. Your numbers do not reflect foreign immigration. What a coincidence, at nearly 64,000 for the same period it puts Illinois at almost a net zero. Unless of course you are one of those who doesn’t want legal ‘foreign’ immigration counted!

    Clearly we shouldn’t be satisfied with a growth rate of .4 %. But at the same time the sky isn’t exactly falling. Besides I would think that we should concern ourselves more with the quality of life of our population not just the number of people who live here. Leave that to Texas! Number 50 in wage growth and health care coverage…….


  19. - Late to the Party - Wednesday, Apr 23, 14 @ 6:48 am:

    email hacking happens every where.
    I don’t know the detials of this case, but it is likely just like most of the other hacking situations. (I’ll not go into the hows and whys; I think we all know them.)

    change your password *and* your security questions & answers.


Sorry, comments for this post are now closed.


* Question of the day
* Some economic development food for thought
* AFSCME responds to JT: Stop using state email to "spread your falsehoods and fear-mongering"
* Rauner not thrilled with Medicaid block grant idea
* Progress?
* Pawar talks about his plans and addresses the "Madigan question"
* Today's number: 50 years
* *** UPDATED x2 - Rauner admin responds to SEIU *** Rauner blasts basic child care service as "institutionalized brain damage"
* *** UPDATED x1 *** GOMB says Senate budget plan is unbalanced
* Yesterday's blog posts

Support CapitolFax.com
Visit our advertisers...

...............

...............

...............

...............
<


Search This Blog...

Search the 98th General Assembly By Bill Number
(example: HB0001)

Search the 98th General Assembly By Keyword

  
* ZTE agrees to pre-install APUS Booster+ on new smartphones
* ‘Super Mario Run’ finally comes to Android in March
* Apple Officially Ends iPod Nano Replacement Program, but Still Honoring Requests
* AT&T boosts LTE capacity by 400% in Washington D.C. ahead of Inauguration Day
* Assistant Showdown! How do Siri, Cortana, Google Assistant, and Alexa stack up today?
* SeatGeek’s new Pano feature gives ticketbuyers a 360-degree view of the stadium
* Samsung’s Galaxy S8 Bixby assistant could even perform visual searches

* Collins named fourth-best catching prospect in MLB
* Raines gets Hall's call in final year on ballot
* The end of Raines' career was noteworthy, too
* Raines gets Hall's call in final year on ballot
* Raines among trio elected to Hall of Fame
* White Sox rebuild bit different than others
* WATCH LIVE: HOF announcement coverage

...............


Main Menu
Home
Illinois
YouTube
Pundit rankings
Obama
Subscriber Content
Durbin
Burris
Blagojevich Trial
Advertising
Updated Posts
Polls

Archives
January 2017
December 2016
November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
January 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
January 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
July 2010
June 2010
May 2010
April 2010
March 2010
February 2010
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008
December 2007
November 2007
October 2007
September 2007
August 2007
July 2007
June 2007
May 2007
April 2007
March 2007
February 2007
January 2007
December 2006
November 2006
October 2006
September 2006
August 2006
July 2006
June 2006
May 2006
April 2006
March 2006
February 2006
January 2006
December 2005
April 2005
March 2005
February 2005
January 2005
December 2004
November 2004
October 2004

Blog*Spot Archives
November 2005
October 2005
September 2005
August 2005
July 2005
June 2005
May 2005

Syndication

RSS Feed 2.0
Comments RSS 2.0
WordPress

Loading


* Rauner not thrilled with Medicaid block grant i.....
* Opinion: AFSCME strike vote is an insult to mid.....
* Schoenburg: Obama’s legacy ‘forever tied’ to Sp.....
* Chicago educators and activists press for more .....
* Illinois Governor's Office: Senate Plan Won't E.....
* Illinois Governor's Office: Senate Plan Won't E.....


* The Latest: Anesthesiologist new U of I trustees' chairman
* East Chicago to renew emergency request over lead troubles
* U of Illinois looking to increase enrollment by 15 percent
* Details of University of Illinois growth, enrollment plans
* 1 of Illinois' 1st female judges looks back on her career
* 4 officers suspended for dashcam failures in McDonald death
* EXCHANGE: Joliet police K-9 retires after serving 9 years
* 4 cops suspended for dashcam failures at McDonald shooting
* Peoria airport ridership total down 3 percent in 2016
* Nature museum's alligator snapping turtle to get bigger home

* A new tax on sodas, sugary drinks? It might be part of Illinois budget deal
* U of I looking to increase enrollment by 15 percent
* Rauner budget office says Senate plan won't erase deficit
* Battle lines drawn over state tax on sugary beverages
* New state app aims to help students with career choices
* Battle lines drawn over sugary-beverage tax
* Illinois leaders split on attending Trump inauguration
* State attorney general alleges fraud at student loan company
* Eastern Illinois University may eliminate 5 academic majors
* Completion of Illinois 29 widening project 'big team effort'

* CSX surges as activists target railroad for overhaul
* Tadros to re-open some Bow Truss stores
* Downtown Winnetka residential project gets village OK
* How McDonald's changed America
* The medical app maker who thinks like a game designer—because he is one


* Moore: Michelle Obama sprinkled a little South Side magic
* Chicago cop accused killing unarmed man has to post no bail
* Federal watchdog sues TCF Financial over overdraft fees
* US ends probe of fatal Tesla crash without recall: AP source
* Kanye not invited to ‘traditionally American’ Trump inauguration
* Aurora man convicted of attempted murder stomped victim’s head
* PODCAST: Butler is turning into an elite closer – build around it
* Students, parents, teachers at NW Side school call for unity
* Police: Man wanted for two armed robberies in Waukegan
* Eugene ‘Eda’ Wade exhibit a doorway to his genius artwork


* Man found dead after Darien barricade situation
* Ex-wife at divorce trial says she hasn't applied for work since separation
* McDonald's rolls out new Big Mac sizes - Mac Jr. and Grand Mac - nationwide
* Will Jimmy Butler and Dwyane Wade be All-Star starters?
* Ex-Bear Charles Tillman says first child knocked him off his game
* Why feminists should accept Melania Trump
* For first time, CIA publishes guidelines for handling Americans' info
* Another location change for Chicago Women's March as larger crowd expected
* Aurora man guilty of attempted murder for stomping on a man's head
* How are the new Mac Jr. and Grand Mac at McDonald's? We dig in


The widget AQL4JYGHIY powered by Feed Informer does not exist.


* A new tax on sodas, sugary drinks? It might be part of Illinois budget deal
* Schoenburg: Obama's legacy 'forever tied' to Springfield
* U of I looking to increase enrollment by 15 percent
* Rauner budget office says Senate plan won't erase deficit
* Battle lines drawn over state tax on sugary beverages
* New state app aims to help students with career choices
* Our View: A complicated legacy for Obama
* Battle lines drawn over sugary-beverage tax
* Illinois leaders split on attending Trump inauguration
* State attorney general alleges fraud at student loan company


* Peoria airport ridership down 3% in 2016
* Noon update: Rain, flood warnings, most wanted and mall sold for $100
* Murphysboro man sentenced to prison for manufacturing meth
* Southwest Champaign bank robbed
* Marion Chamber set to host annual Awards Banquet and Auction on Friday
* Marissa man sentenced to prison for manufacturing meth
* Apartment building fuels jump in home construction
* Rescuers search for 30 after avalanche hits Italian hotel
* California getting soaked with series of storms
* The latest: Umbrella policy revised for Trump inauguration


* Video of alleged animal abuse on set of 'A Dog's Purpose' sparks boycott
* Raiders file papers to move from Oakland to Las Vegas
* Diamond Lake District 76 taxpayers to vote on $11.4 million project
* East Chicago to renew emergency request over lead troubles
* Bruce Springsteen gives farewell concert for Obama staffers

* House lawmakers overcome hurdle on key tra...
* Rodney Davis talks funding with Bloomingto...
* The agency that fought Illiana gets a new ...
* Rep. Dold takes educational cruise down Ch...
* Lawmakers decry high turnover rate of VA h...
* CBD Oil, and politics
* Simon considering state Senate bid
* Killer Congressman Tom MacArthur trying to...
* Shutdown? State may not notice
* Rep. Bob Dold

* Durbin, Duckworth, Bustos Will Not Boycott......
* St. Jacob to receive federal money to help......

* Former San Bernardino County supervisor's ......

* Rauner optimistic in first 2017 Facebook Live presentation
* Illinois Congress members boycott Trump Inauguration
* John Lewis and Donald Trump.
* Tony at the Red Line
* Schakowsky tells Evanston crowd: Welcome to the Resistance!
* Capital Area REALTORS® chooses Edwards Place as bicentennial charity
* Morning Minute: Mortgage rates fall for third week
* BPN General Meeting & Holiday Party, January 23
* Tribune reporter's last softball question for President Obama
* Dream.


* 2017 Illinois Tax Filing Season Begins Monday, January 23rd - IDOR fraud efforts resulted in over $20 million in savings in 2016
* Reality Check App Puts Career Planning Tools in the Hands of Youth, Job Seekers - Going Mobile Initiative in Illinois Making Rapid Progress
* Governor Discusses Importance of Apprenticeships
* Governor Introduces Teams to Improve Student Success at Chicago State University - Creates Advisory Council to work with Board of Trustees on strategic plan
* Governor Rauner Announces Completion of New Illinois Route 29 Expansion - Joined federal, state and local officials to highlight four-lane highway improving safety and connecting Rochester, Taylorville




      Hosted by MCS SUBSCRIBE to Capitol Fax Advertise Here Mobile Version Contact Rich Miller