Hackers break into controversial WWII historian’s AOL account

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

World War II historian David Irving is a highly controversial figure. In 2006 he was jailed in Austria for denying the Holocaust, and his recent speaking tour of America has been dogged by protesters.

The latest headache for the 71-year-old Brit, however, is an attack of an electronic nature.

Wired Magazine reports that hackers have broken into Irving’s website and personal AOL account, posting information they found there on Wikileaks.

As well as posting David Irving’s email correspondence, the hackers have also posted the username and password he uses for his AOL account, and revealed that he uses an identical password for his website. As regular readers of the Clu-blog should know well by now, it’s…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.