Monday, July 4, 2011

NewsJunkiePost: Hacks for Stories?

When the NewsJunkiePost, owned and operated by Gilbert Mercier and Delores Bernal, ran their big expose on a group of Diggers called the Digg Patriots, they included several screenshots of the group's private Yahoo group, including a full membership list.

How did they get the list? One of the images they included in their story, later edited, gave away part of the secret: They hacked into my Yahoo account, and forgot to trim that bit of the image away when saving screencaps.

The full story, with images, can be found here:

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