Racist emails from Daily Kos editorial staff

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Joe Reilly (unverified)

09 Apr, 2014 04:04 PM

Some joker keeps sending me racist emails that purport to be from Adam B, Hunter, Denise Oliver Velez and other prominent Kossacks. I've also been seeing similar stuff in various online forums (e.g. F2bbs.com and campidiot.com). Some of the stuff is horribly offensive. Any idea who's behind it? Teabaggers?

  1. Support Staff 2 Posted by elfling on 09 Apr, 2014 05:09 PM

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    Can you send me one of the emails with its full headers?

    In apple's mail, it would be something like View -> Message -> All Headers or View -> Message -> Full Source.

    Thank you.

  2. 3 Posted by twigg on 13 Apr, 2014 05:37 PM

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    elfling I have received a few of those too. I've deleted them as simply "spam" and assumed someone had copied a list to spoof emails. I think my email client and contacts is secure, and didn't give it much thought until I saw this post buried among the hateful posts here.

    twigg

  3. 4 Posted by twigg on 13 Apr, 2014 05:41 PM

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    Here are the headers from a typical example:

    from: meteorblades [email blocked]
    reply-to: [email blocked]

    to: twigg

    date: Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 1:42 AM
    subject: You have an unread message from Meteorblades
    mailed-by: zorpia.com
    signed-by: zorpia.com

  4. Support Staff 5 Posted by elfling on 13 Apr, 2014 05:52 PM

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    Twigg, that's a phishing/spam issue and I think it's different from the other one. Those zorpia emails are malware and should be deleted asap.

  5. 6 Posted by twigg on 13 Apr, 2014 06:23 PM

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    Thanks.

    The only reason I mentioned them is that every one has come from a
    "contact" with a Dkos connection.

    I don't open them :-)
     On Apr 13, 2014 12:53 PM, "elfling" <
    [email blocked]> wrote:

  6. 7 Posted by Dee Staggs (unverified) on 13 Apr, 2014 06:47 PM

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    Closing Bath Rooms at Polling Places...BRING YOUR OWN BOTTLE ! ! !

    Republicans don't have many people that want to vote for them, I guess they are
    up all night, looking for ways to make the lines longer, .... suppress as many Votes
    as possible.. and we don't need the Billionaires Buying Elections...... Buying the Country

    They make me Sick

  7. 8 Posted by poligirl on 13 Apr, 2014 06:59 PM

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    well whomever is spoofing me is clearly a dumbass who doesn't know me cuz there is no way on this green earth that i would be awake at 830am on a sunday morning. well, only for a hurricane. :D

  8. 9 Posted by TheMomCat on 13 Apr, 2014 07:28 PM

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    Nice of elfling to take down all the other filth from this morning but managed to overlook comment #3.

    If that comment can't be deleted then the next solution should be to take this thread private so it can't be seen

  9. 10 Posted by raptavio on 13 Apr, 2014 10:45 PM

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    It's been deleted, TheMomCat. Relax.

  10. 11 Posted by Timaeus on 14 Apr, 2014 02:33 AM

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    Got one of those myself, pretending to be from Meteor Blades.

    How does the spoofer know my real email address?

  11. Support Staff 12 Posted by elfling on 14 Apr, 2014 02:36 AM

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    There was some email hack/malware that got into an address book.

  12. 13 Posted by twigg on 14 Apr, 2014 02:37 AM

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    That's comforting ...

    I guess it is the times we live in. I wonder how ling the NSA knew about
    the breach before the good guys found it!

  13. elfling closed this discussion on 14 Apr, 2014 07:05 PM.

  14. TheMomCat re-opened this discussion on 14 Apr, 2014 08:09 PM

  15. 14 Posted by TheMomCat on 14 Apr, 2014 08:09 PM

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    Thank you raptavio for stating the obvious. It was removed long before you decided to butt in. My conversation was taken private, so you can calm down now.

  16. 15 Posted by GoGoGoEverton on 14 Apr, 2014 08:19 PM

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    So you opened the topic back up, TMC?

  17. 16 Posted by aoeu on 15 Apr, 2014 12:18 AM

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    12 Posted by elfling on Apr 13, 2014 @ 10:36 PM
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    There was some email hack/malware that got into an address book.

    How bad is it? I gave you my physical address, once.

    Peace?
    aoeu

  18. Support Staff 17 Posted by elfling on 15 Apr, 2014 12:29 AM

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    As far as I know it's one of those LinkedIn type things that got into someone's address book. I am not sure if it was Meteor Blades' address book or someone else's that had him and other kossacks in it. I don't believe the content of any email was compromised.

  19. elfling closed this discussion on 15 Apr, 2014 12:29 AM.

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