Ongoing History Daily: Everyone can get hacked

Back in 2010, Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney noticed something weird about his email. Someone managed to break into his email and started sending out messages to everyone on his mailing list. They said something to the effect of “Help! I’m stranded in the UK and I don’t have any money to get home. Please send me some cash.”

Dozens of texts came in alerting Patrick that he’d been hacked. Fortunately, the hack wasn’t total and Patrick was able to log into his account and shut it down before anyone sent any money to the wrong people. He’s had a much more robust password ever since.

Yesterday, we spoke of some Audioslave issues.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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