You've got spam mail: Slew of AOL email accounts fall prey to spoofing attack

Posted in: Spam at 23/04/2014 11:55

The undead are rising from their graves -- or at least a legion of long-forgotten AOL email addresses are.

Folks have been complaining about a flood of spam email flowing out from a sea of AOL email addresses over the past several days, with tales of angst being chronicled under the #aolhacked hashtag on Twitter. People are not pleased, to put it mildly.

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AOL Email Hacked by Spoofers to Send Spam
In Internet years, AOL and its webmail counterpart AOL Mail are beyond ancient at this point. A relic of electronic mail history, the majority of users have long since jumped ship for Gmail or Yahoo.

Yet those who still have accounts with AOL were no doubt unhappy when they discovered last weekend that a slew of old AOL Mail accounts had been hacked to send spam to their friends.

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