GMail Security Hole Allowed Malicious Hacker to Invade the Life of a Blogger

by elamb | 1 Comment

Mr. [tag]David Airey[/tag] a blogger and designer from UK had his [tag]site[/tag] Hacked by some useless bastard. This [tag]gmail[/tag] hacker set up a malicious site that exploited a security flaw in gmail to set up an email filter that autoforwarded all David’s emails to another malicious email account. Although Google has appearently fixed the problem, if you have been affected by one of these malicious webpages the filter may still be in your gmail account. David Explains how to find it and get rid of it:

MPORTANT: If you use GMail, it’s absolutely vital that you check your account settings now.

Here’s what to do:

When logged into GMail, click on the ’settings’ tab in the upper right of the screen. Then check both the ‘Filters’ and the ‘Forwarding and POP’ sections.

Get more information from David Airey.

Right now David is fighting to get his domain back legally after refusing to be manipulated by the gmail hacker.

To David,
Good on you, man! And as bad as it is, I’ve been emailed a couple of people who have lost thousands from hackers. I’ve been on the receiving end of these desperate criminals too… and like you I choose to use my blog like a gun.

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1 Comment on GMail Security Hole Allowed Malicious Hacker to Invade the Life of a Blogger

  1. David Airey
    December 25, 2007 at 3:52 pm (10 years ago)

    Thanks so much for helping spread the news of my story.

    It’s a set back, no doubt, but people like you will help me recover in a stronger position than before.

    I hope you have a fantastic christmas and new year!


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