AOL compromise

Lots of reports today of a security problem at AOL where accounts are sending spam, or are being spoofed in spam runs or something. Details are hazy, but there seems to be quite a bit of noise surrounding this incident. AOL hasn’t provided any information as of yet as to what is going on.


  1. Jose Argudo says

    Thanks a lot for the info! Will AOL use a DMARC directive as Yahoo!

    1. laura says

      That’s an interesting question, Jose. It was certainly one of my first thoughts that this was similar to the Y! problem and the attackers just moved from Y! to AOL.
      Reports I’m seeing this morning are that the mail isn’t coming through AOL servers, so it is possible that they would choose to publish a p=reject.

  2. Andrew Edelstein says

    Interestingly, for the first time in many months (perhaps 2 years?) There was a post to the AOL postmaster blog. It consisted of a single word: “Test”.

  3. Jose Argudo says

    That would make another to join the p=reject policy… Gmail has been doing big changes lately too, if they would choose to follow to, that would be “interesting” to see 🙂
    Again, thanks a lot for the great articles 🙂


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