Wednesday, December 26, 2007

UK graphic artist David Airey had his website hi-jacked via a backdoor installed in his email account courtesy of a security flaw in .gmail. He thought at first he'd perhaps let his domain expire, but not so. I was amazed how easily the hacker got the domain unlocked so they could reset everything (within minutes). This also happened on the very day the site owner went to Asia for a month-- an absence he'd mentioned on his site. It's amazing what someone bent on mischief can get up to.

7 comments:

Hammer said...

It really pisses me off when I hear about this stuff. Hacking into and destroying websites is almost as bad as torching their personal property.

Lin said...

What is it with these scum dorks? More and more, I believe in human composting.

phlegmfatale said...

hammer- disgusting, indeed, and sadly not surprising.

lin - well, they're certainly making a case for soylent days...

DBA Dude said...

You can never be too paranoid when it comes to internet security.

Had to check my account settings after reading it.

Who is..... Carteach0? said...

Wish Ol Sparky the wonder bandit lived near here.... Make for a fun, if short, visit.

Christina LMT said...

That truly sucks. To me that is worse than someone breaking into your house or stealing your car.

Myron said...

Looks like he got his domain back thanks to some folks who know the CEO of Godaddy. Don't know if he'll ever be able to get any legal relief since it seems the cracker is in Iran. At least he got his domain back.