I received this email from someone today who received an email from a hacker using my email account. I want to assure everyone that I am not sending anyone hateful or threatening emails. I strongly suspect the perpetrator is Kathryn O'Connor, located in Detroit, Michigan. Here is the text of the email:
Hello, I decided to message you because at first I was just going to sent you back a message saying f-off, but then realized that some ill little troll must have just hijacked your credentials and used your basic info to email me and several other people of my site. Do you know anyone in or around the Detroit area with IPs of 18.104.22.168 & 22.214.171.124 and another with some kinf of store/business IP that wants to harass you by using your email to send hateful messages? If you have your own forum you should alert your members that whoever this weirdo is, has been using your email and trying to threaten (through you) a member of mine... Please tell people that [she] is not any of those things! And that the weirdo using your email is using IPs based around the Detroit area and coming from a store computer. Probably to mask their real identity.
If you have received an email ostensibly from me that is hateful or threatening, then it is from the hacker, and not from me. I have now reset my password to prevent further hack attacks. If you have received one of these emails, please do not be afraid to email me so that I can set it straight. Thanks!
I received an update about the hack attack (5/21/2011):
I did some investigating on that other IP. It's public, and available right here, as the IP trace showed very easily. 126.96.36.199 IP Address: 188.8.131.52 Host: adsl-76-241-189-105.dsl.sfldmi.sbcglobal.net Location: US, United States City: Leonard, MI 48367 Organization: SBC Internet Services ISP: SBC Internet Services Tracerouting showing as a naturalfoodpatch.com And a web addresshttp://www.naturalfoodpatch.com/ The other 2 IP links are from a comcast connection...
I looked further into it, the store owner's name is JJ...*******
Update 5/26/2011: Another person who got a hate-email from my account that Kathryn hacked into emailed me today to say that she thought Kathryn had help hacking the account. This person told me about a forum where Kathryn's victims can commiserate about their stalking and harassment experiences. Apparently, they call her "Misery." The board dates back to at least 2007, so Kathryn has been at it for a while. Sadly, Kathryn got into the board once through a proboards glitch and harvested the email addresses, but the glitch has been fixed since.This is the same troll who asked members of the hak5 forum to help her hack into the Paul is Dead Miss Him forum and take it down [see post from Dec. 2010].Tina FosterAuthor of The Splitting Image: Exposing the Secret World of Doubles, Decoys, and Impostor-ReplacementsThe Luciferian Deception
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