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Why the Bad Guys Want Your Email


Science & Tech  (tags: Internet, e-mail, hackers, passwords, security, fraud, malware, ransomware )

Freya
- 1867 days ago - yahoo.com
Your email just got broken into? Sorry, it's not personal. It's business. That may not console you much when you realize that your email account was "pwned" through malware or deceit. But, really, the hackers who went after it probably had nothing...



   

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Pat B (356)
Tuesday February 11, 2014, 4:00 pm
Very interesting article, Freya. Thank you for this.
 

Roger G (148)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 12:39 pm
noted, thanks
 

Kamia T (89)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 12:42 pm
I'm not sure I really care anymore WHY someone is a criminal and makes my life miserable as WHAT can be done to stop the yahoo -- forever! With our dependence today on technology, instead of worrying about supporting allies who aren't really, or the NSA spending inordinate amounts of taxpayer money to search for that one miscreant, I wish our government would spend money catching all the yutzes who make the daily life of millions of people and countless businesses miserable.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 12:47 pm
Money is the bottom line, Unless it is a gov't. agency looking for potential 'subversives'!
 

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 2:09 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Bob P (394)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 3:17 pm
interesting...thanks Freya
 

Vicky P (476)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 5:57 pm
:/ and a lot of websites sell your email too, care2 gives it to advertisers I heard too, just don't open anything suspicious and you will be fine, oh and have a good antivirus
 

Edith B (146)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 9:06 pm
My FAcebook acct was hacked a couple of years ago, it took several months to get the imposter shut down. The person was contacting my friends, pretending to be me, and asking for money. Fortunately, none of them responded to his request.
 

reft h (66)
Wednesday February 12, 2014, 10:30 pm
I had to stop signing my name to Care2 petitions because I started getting tons of spam and mail. Was not impressed. I spend a lot of time every day now deleting junk emails.
 

Thomas M. (0)
Thursday February 13, 2014, 7:50 am
I didn't hear Snowden, Assange or any others who are famous "anti-government" types say one word about the spying on citizens by corporations. I guess that is OK? Privacy terrorism is an everyday annoyance where we are being used by the plutocrats to make money. To combat these asses, we have to spend additional time and money protecting our technology.
 
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