Norm Sherman, CD Kickstarter email has been hacked

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Norm Sherman, CD Kickstarter email has been hacked

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Wed Feb 27, 2013 1:01 am

I started getting spam on the email address that I used for Norm's The Esoteric Order of Sherman KickStarter project.

It does not appear that KickStarter was hacked, as none of the other email addresses I've used for KickStarter projects have started sending me spam.

So, it seems likely that a machine, webpage, or document, of Norm's was compromised. If you have any information about how this happened, please respond. And, Norm, beware that other, more important, stuff may have been hacked as well.

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Re: Norm Sherman, CD Kickstarter email has been hacked

Postby ROU Killing Time » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:12 am

And careful which porn sites you surf, Norm.
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Re: Norm Sherman, CD Kickstarter email has been hacked

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:59 am

Actually the porn sites ain't so bad anymore. Studies show it's ads that infect you nowadays. AdBlock Plus, NoScript, RequestPolicy, and asbestos underwear FTW, baby!

(Plus SSL always for sites that support it, strict account blockage and VPN when away from home networks, double NAT routing with suspicious activity heuristics and reporting, Whitelist-only firewall, and two layers of HIP.) I haven't got my virtual, burnable machines where I want them yet, though.

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Re: Norm Sherman, CD Kickstarter email has been hacked

Postby tbaker2500 » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:07 am

What's the origin of the email? Is it coming from Kickstarter, therefore his Kickstarter login may be compromised? Or is it being spoofed?
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Re: Norm Sherman, CD Kickstarter email has been hacked

Postby Algernon Sydney is Dead » Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:41 am

Agh! I wasn't thinking and "Burninated" that whole email account. Sorry.

I suppose I could recreate it and hope the spam is ongoing, but I really don't want to do that.


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