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Dear hacker: Letters to the man who hijacked my e-mail account

July 5, 2009

Efforts to close the account were futile; the “yahoo teams” were not
going to resolve the situation. In the meantime, the imposter sent
personalized letters to family and friends who responded to “my”
desperate plea for help. He assured them that it was truly me asking
for the money, in notes friends described as “creepy.”

Increasingly curious about the person who had leapt so unexpectedly
into my life, I created a new e-mail account for the sole purpose of
communicating with the hacker.

Read the correspondence between Hunter-Bowman and her hacker and note her conclusions.


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