Re: [Y-Mail] Seizure of a group without following Yahoo protocols.
> A favorite group has be seized by an imposter posing as the legitimateWhat do you mean "posing as"? Do you mean the imposter is using the owner's ID and email address?
> list owner.
> How can this happen? It was not abandoned and there was no group voteIf the owner was tricked into revealing his or her password (phished), if the owner chose a password that was guessed, if the owner's computer was compromised and his or her password stolen...
> to replace the list owner.
> Has some entity developed the means to hack groups in this manner andThere has been a rash of compromised Yahoo accounts over the last several months. Notably this has resulted in large quantities of malicious messages being sent from the victims' accounts. It is possible that such an attacker could take control of a Yahoo Group if they happened upon a victim that is a group owner.
> what is Yahoo doing about it?
> In the case of an "abandoned" group, Yahoo will do this for theYahoo's policies don't allow assigning a new owner, only a new moderator.
> group to assign a new owner, moderator.
> This should be the only way a group can be taken over by anyone otherThe most likely scenario would be a take-over of the owner's account. Compare carefully the ID shown for any messages posted by the imposter to that of the original owner. If it is the same, then there's your answer.
> than the original owner.