Spambot

My gmail account was compromised this afternoon. I changed the password, but am not sure if that did the trick. If people keep getting spam email from my gmail account, let me know.

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Jonathan Goff

Jonathan Goff

President/CEO at Altius Space Machines
Jonathan Goff is a space technologist, inventor, and serial space entrepreneur who created the Selenian Boondocks blog. Jon was a co-founder of Masten Space Systems, and is the founder and CEO of Altius Space Machines, a space robotics startup in Broomfield, CO. His family includes his wife, Tiffany, and five boys: Jarom (deceased), Jonathan, James, Peter, and Andrew. Jon has a BS in Manufacturing Engineering (1999) and an MS in Mechanical Engineering (2007) from Brigham Young University, and served an LDS proselytizing mission in Olongapo, Philippines from 2000-2002.
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7 Responses to Spambot

  1. Daniel Chisholm says:

    Got a darn-authentic looking email from you (guess I now know how that was done) that was pretty spammy inside, dated yesterday at 18:08:31 PDT; was kinda surprised to see you go from promoting space to promoting websites!! 😉 It was addressed to a couple of dozen people, whose email addresses started with ‘c’ and ‘d’. Nothing beyond that one email.

  2. Yeah, it was authentic looking because someone from Beijing literally logged into my gmail account and sent all of those spam messages. I’ve changed my account password, and destroyed the way I think that they gained access to my password in the first place. But yes, I was hacked.

  3. gravityloss says:

    Yeah, I got one too, monday 2009-8-31 early morning, so it was probably still sunday in the USA. It was advertising how you bought an iphone and how the recipients could get one for cheap too. Almost clicked the link… 🙂

    What was the method they got your password with, so others can learn to avoid it?

    These things happen, no problem…

  4. gl,
    As far as I can tell it must have been the trojan I found on my computer right after the attack. At least that’s what I hope it was. If it wasn’t I have no idea.

    ~Jon

  5. Paul says:

    All these systems are going to have to start requiring 2 factor authentication.

  6. Jonathan Goff Jonathan Goff says:

    What do you mean by 2 factor authentication?

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