While serving as Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence routinely used his personal AOL email account to conduct government business.
Surprise! It was hacked.
David Bisson reports.
Two alleged hackers, said to have compromised the online accounts of senior government officials, have had their collars felt.
I’m not sure what’s more embarrassing – the director of the CIA being hacked, or him having an AOL account.
AOL has confirmed that it has suffered a serious security breach, with hackers accessing users’ personal details, address books and encrypted passwords.
AOL acknowledges that its users have a spam problem.
Not receiving spam, you understand. No, the problem is other internet users receiving diet spam *from* AOL users.
Beware any emails which claim to come from firstname.lastname@example.org – it could be that you’re being targeted in an attack designed to steal your AOL, Gmail, Yahoo or Windows Live password.
Take care if you visit the main page of AOL UK today – a story about Kate Middleton being pregnant (or rather a doll of a pregnant Duchess of Cambridge) has a nasty sting in its tail.
Get smart in 2011, and learn to be more suspicious of emails that may be asking you to hand over too much personal information.