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This MIGHT concern all of you here:

This morning, I received an email from PTKing ... like the ones I've gotten from that MichaelDrac1 and Ted Walther.

That tells me that whomever is hacking email accounts mined their info from files from this board.

I say that because of Ted's address and now, PTKing's, and if memory serves guys, MichaelDrac1 USED TO frequent this board as well. I think Dick should look into this as two, if not ALL of the three email addresses that those emails came from did come from email accounts which I associate with this board.

This is just a word of caution guys; I'm just trying to be helpful.


Posted By: TGConnelly | Posted on: Mar 31, 2011 - 6:22am
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Thanks for the heads up. I got the same PT king. It turned out to be a

Victor K Chun

Posted By: victorkchun | Posted on: Mar 31, 2011 - 8:34am
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Just another heads-up in regard to emails (even if you do know the apparent sender) with links that you can't determine what they are without actually opening the link? Do not open them.

It's dangerous to do so, sir.

You can acquire Malware, Spyware and viruses that way.


Posted By: TGConnelly | Posted on: Mar 31, 2011 - 8:53am
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NO . . . NO . . . . NO ! ! ! ! ! ! !

No one has mined the email list from this message board! This mentality is similar to running into a theater and yelling [b][red]" FIRE " . . . . . . [/red][/b]

There has never been a member of this message board by the name
[b]" MichaelDrac1 "[/b] nor has there been an email address with the inclusion of the name as indicated or major portion there of.

Nor has there been memberships given to most of the people on the emails sent out under PT-King's email address.

Hundreds of thousands of individual's email contact list are mined every day, day in and day out. It doesn't mean these lists have come from this board, just because some of the members appear on it. In fact any of these [b]PT-King, Garth, Victor, Al, Webmaster[/b], email's contact list could have been stolen, based on this morning email. If this Board's list were compromised emails would have been sent to 5,255 members not just a few select members. In addition, for trouble shooting just this type of spamming, I have the email list peppered with 9 other email addresses that come directly to me and are unique to this message board only. As of this morning I received one email supposedly by PT-King to only one of the email addresses, and over the last two weeks have received two other emails form this address - and clearly not from Gene. In addition since last summer, I have received several advertising emails NOT APPARENTLY form Victor, and Garth, but sent under their "From" email address. As a matter of fact I simply ignored them, they were clearly not sent from these individuals. I also on a not-so-regular basis receive emails similar to these but from other individuals that I have no knowledge of but for what ever reason have my email address.

Other then the names listed above, I have no knowledge who they are, they could be on one of the above mentioned names email "contact list" they include but not limited to (please note only part of the email address is show):


Does anyone recognize the above names? Email me if so. None of these are on my contact list nor on the Board's list.

This Board's email list - as of current - is not compromised,

Dick . . .

Posted By: Dick | Posted on: Mar 31, 2011 - 11:27am
Total Posts: 1378 | Joined: Aug 27, 2006 - 6:36pm

Dick ...

I'm not yelling fire. I just made a connection based on what I have seen for email addresses ... I was not making any accusations against you. Two out of three people I know from here got hacked, so, I just did a 1 and 1 equals ....

I was just TRYING to be helpful ...

As for that address Dick, that was my work email before I left my job ... so delete it.


Posted By: TGConnelly | Posted on: Mar 31, 2011 - 12:11pm
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The list of addresses I include in the post are not in my contact or in this Board's list. I wasn't aware that you had a previous email address at; it was merely listed because I clearly had no idea who it belonged to as well as the others as indicated. I also see a usptboats@ email address, I have no idea what this refers to. I wonder if that address isn't on yours as well as others, could be a source.

Someone's email contact list has been hacked, clearly not mine (on a Mac, also running Little Snitch and Contact Barrier) nor from the Board's list.

Who ever has the list that included me as well as the other four members, has a list that includes an old outdate email address of yours (Garth). So whichever members also have that old email address, could be the individual whose list has been stolen. It didn't happen by happenstance.

You’re not blamed for anything, but I received over a dozen panic emails this morning about our board's email list having been hacked, with no evidence just pure coincidence.

If anyone gets strange emails [b]supposedly[/b] from Board Members, let me know so I can dig into the emails "Header List". This email from this morning came from Yahoo but pasted through a New York Comcast email server. Strangely many of the email addresses were also Yahoo.

FYI, Yahoo is where most Internet bandits hide out and exploit.

Everyone have a good one,
Dick . . . .

Posted By: Dick | Posted on: Mar 31, 2011 - 1:28pm
Total Posts: 1378 | Joined: Aug 27, 2006 - 6:36pm

Keep up the good work Dick! Garth I appreciate your spirit of trying to be helpful as well. Thanks to everybody for our common goal of keeping this message board in good working order despite the shady world of internet scams and hackers out there. Dick you sound like you really are on the cutting edge of all this, and I want to personally express my thanks.
Bravo Zulu to you all!
Jerry PT658 Portland

Jerry Gilmartin

Posted By: Jerry Gilmartin | Posted on: Mar 31, 2011 - 6:06pm
Total Posts: 1405 | Joined: Oct 8, 2006 - 11:16pm

Thanks Dick, as always you doing a frantastic job!
Take care,

Posted By: TED WALTHER | Posted on: Apr 1, 2011 - 4:40am
Total Posts: 2983 | Joined: Oct 16, 2006 - 7:42am

Thanks Dick, because of you we can always come here and not really worrry about those scum bag hackers. GREAT JOB BUDDY.

Posted By: Frank J Andruss Sr | Posted on: Apr 1, 2011 - 6:56am
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