It has been a interesting 36 hours. Firstly, for my supporters, sorry for the delay, sometimes, as we have seen before with me, I choose to wait and watch the field before I react to the more bizzaro events.
For those who don’t already know, apparently *I* have been ‘hacked’ including *my* social networking and bank accounts. These claims are incorrect. I will, however admit that a rather nice ‘sideways hack’ was deployed against my twitter.
Aside from that no breaches or relevant information, ‘personal’ or otherwise has come out of this episode and my position remains uncompromised.
All is well in JesterLand and here’s why……
The email account hacked was abandoned and sanitized 2 years ago and is one of many that are out there. They exist for a reason. Historical is credible. None contain anything of value.
The accounts subsequently ‘hacked’ through information found within are not *my* accounts – they are accounts, information and disinformation of the persona, not the person. They are rigged to have service messages from decoy accounts and services delivered to them long after abandonment.[pullquote]‘The quieter you are the more you can hear.’ [/pullquote]
Does anyone actually think I would be stupid enough to leave or allow a single shred of relevant real-world information, even in ‘conversation’ that pertained to the actual me?
When a person decides to go down the road I travel, I can tell you a lot of time is spent before and during ops (sometimes more than anything else) in the laying down of info and disinfo over a long period of time as we have seen, that email account like many still out there has been sitting there, just waiting to be violated.
It took 2 years for it to happen with this one and any information in the 2700 emails that it has received in that period is of no consequence. But I hope much time is spent laboring on over-analyzing every detail, chasing down every rabbit-hole.
Teaser: there are at least 14 more of this type of account sitting around. Some spell ‘jester’ differently than others. So there’s plenty more rabbit holes to explore.
Something I spent yesterday doing was to access each and every abandoned account still out there and look at the persistent cookies these services send to the users browser. Project Looking Glass is now updated to enumerate these cookies, telling me if a target has been involved in this latest attempt.
Sometimes folks make things really much easier, here’s just a few of the failed doxing attempts we have seen, some more than others. (thanks to ‘_St0rm‘ who posted this pastebin a while back http://pastebin.com/vykQ70Ba)
To date I have been incorrectly identified as:
John Willander, Ryan Berg, Robin Jackson, Robin Sage, Anthony Freed, Beau Colvin, Tom Ryan, Jake ??????, Tom Ledoux, Ed Williams, Joseph Black, Mark Walker, Zack Knight, Andrew Bay, Don Eijndhoven, Stephen Stone, Hugh De Luc, Paul Smecker, Matthew Mullenweg, Casey Gardiner, Christopher Barnes, Eric Kabisch …..
I am sure there’s more out there too.
That’s no less than 22 fails. I have many times, stepped in to defend the real non-decoy people within this list that my enemies have decided are me, and I really hope these poor folks either never hear of who they have been accused of being or shake it off in their stride.
Now about the twitter ‘takeover’.
I have to say that was clever. Even though my account wasn’t actually breached per se. The folks behind this latest attempt found an auto-RSS/Email to tweet script that uses the Twitter API and worked out a way to post to my account without actually having any physical access. Kudos.
Okay folks, I have to go floss. Its been almost as interesting as last time we had a bizzaro event. To those that support me and even to those that don’t my closing message is the same:
There’s an equal amount of good and bad in most things. The trick is to figure out the ratio and act accordingly.
Lots of love from….
John Willander (and)……..
Ryan Berg (and)……..
Robin Jackson (and)……..
Robin Sage (and)……..
Anthony Freed (and)……..
Beau Colvin (and)……..
Tom Ryan (and)……..
Jake ?????? (and)……..
Tom Ledoux (and)……..
Ed Williams (and)……..
Joseph Black (and)……..
Mark Walker (and)……..
Zack Knight (and)……..
Andrew Bay (and)……..
Don Eijndhoven (and)……..
Stephen Stone (and)……..
Hugh De Luc (and)……..
Paul Smecker (and)……..
Matthew Mullenweg (and)……..
Casey Gardiner (and)……..
Christopher Barnes (and)……..
Did I miss anyone? Oh yes… Elvis (Presley).
……..Is this getting boring yet?