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you call that a hack? this is a hack!

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hackers break into major us email provider, delete ... well, everything

The company said it was working on recovering the user information, but all information had been deleted and the information was lost, the company wrote on Twitter.

"This is not looking good," the company initially wrote on its Twitter account. "All externally facing systems, of differing OS's and remote authentication, in multiple data centers, are down."
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major?
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I hadn't heard of them but I'm not exactly the expert.
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juice wrote: I hadn't heard of them but I'm not exactly the expert.


I have not heard of them either, so I will not classify them as major either.

Major would be Yahoo, GMail, and Hotmail.
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apparently they're big in the world of anonymous email, and have been around for a really long time
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TOS wrote: apparently they're big in the world of anonymous email, and have been around for a really long time

in other words most of the spam circulating.

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I suspect this had to be, at least partly, an inside job.
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Warin wrote: I suspect this had to be, at least partly, an inside job.


Yeah, the fact that separate systems, with separate passwords, got nuked all at once implies some pretty intense insider knowledge.
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I thought this thread was going to be about reporters.
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too many hack journalists to cram into one li'l thread
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I thought it would have examples of ’elegance’.
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