I have finally finished compiling my detailed timeline of how I got hacked and then unhacked myself. It includes the exact times that I received password reset messages, when I wrote to support, when they wrote back to help, when they gave me the finger, etc. I’ve got it all in a spreadsheet. Now, how can …Continue reading "How to tell my story"
So right after my Twitter account was hacked I learned that Twitter had finally implemented 2-step authentication just days earlier. I have now turned it on, of course. But the really gigantic part of getting hacked was losing control over my entire Dreamhost account including several websites, e-mail addresses, and domain names. Today I learned …Continue reading "Doing the 2-step"
I am back into my account! I think the social pressure helped, so thanks to EVERYONE who has been sharing my story. Next up, restoring my Twitter profile, including the content. This looks promising: https://twitter.com/dickc/status/339600124584030208Continue reading "Thank you, Dreamhost!"
Are they getting sick of my complaining e-mails or is the social pressure working? I don’t know but this evening Dreamhost offered me a different way to authenticate myself, which I have now done! It will be hours before they reply of course, if not more. I also spent some time rifling through all my old credit card bills …Continue reading "Thawing at Dreamhost?"
A few folks have asked for my support ticket numbers with Twitter and Dreamhost to follow up. I’m a little nervous about posting them publicly as the hacker might try to engineer that against me. If you have a contact at either company and would like the ticket number, either comment on this post and …Continue reading "Tickets, please"
Hello, friends. Many of you have helped me by reaching out to your personal contacts who work at Twitter or Dreamhost, and some have even written angry letters to them. I appreciate this support. Although it hasn’t had any visible impact yet, there must be a point at which it can break through the wall. …Continue reading "One last try"
So Twitter will only respond to firstname.lastname@example.org, which was associated with @ruby. The hackers changed @ruby to @notrubyyo, and then deleted it. Who knows what address they have associated with the new @ruby account? My Dreamhost account (which includes lotusmedia.org DNS) has been hacked and they are also not talking to me because I haven’t …Continue reading "Catch 22"