From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Wed, 20 Feb 2002 11:43:50 -1000 Subject: Will you please answer this simple question? Before I even start writing, I must admit (mostly to myself) that I will not receive a response. I will be deemed unworthy by your elite group of computer geniuses. Which I am not. Which is why I am groveling and humiliating myself by writing to you and asking for help. To make matters even worse, I am not asking for help in designing some fantastic program or game. I want to (cringe) break into someone's Hotmail account, and I don't know how. I do know it can be done, but not in the circles in which I travel. I have been visiting various "hacking" sites for the past couple of weeks and have decided most of it is bogus. Just a lot of other pathetic people like me trying to do the same thing. And I do admit it's pathetic. And sleazy. But I am desperate. Obviously. Not that it will make any difference (because you've already probably deleted this e-mail by this point), but I do not want to do anything criminal or even dirty to the person I wish to hack. It's a highly personal matter (even more humiliating than begging for help from you). If you want the story, I'll provide it. Otherwise, let's just leave it at - I have tried all the "correct" and "noble" means of obtaining information that directly affects my life and health, and that I therefore have a right to. But the person who holds that information won't give it. Period. So I am reduced to any means possible to get it. What I am asking for is probably something you can do as a momentary amusement. But to me it will make all the difference in my life. Literally. Will you help me? This letter is not a joke, or a hoax, or some sick delusion. I am a real, intelligent, functional human being who unfortunately has found myself in a bad situation. Will you help me? Even if you won't, will you let me know? I am losing hope... If you choose to respond to me, will you do so to the following address: email@example.com
? I am writing this at work, on my company computer. I am sure others here have access to my company e-mail. Thank you. kini
From: security curmudgeon (firstname.lastname@example.org) To: email@example.com Cc: Heathens (firstname.lastname@example.org) Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 17:45:30 -0500 (EST) Subject: Re: Will you please answer this simple question? : Will you help me? Even if you won't, will you let me know? I am losing : hope... No.
From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 14:06:25 -1000 Subject: RE: Will you please answer this simple question? OK. I do appreciate your responding. I officially give up -- I'm beginning to feel like a sleaze....
From: security curmudgeon (email@example.com) To: firstname.lastname@example.org Cc: Heathens (email@example.com) Date: Thu, 21 Feb 2002 19:43:18 -0500 (EST) Subject: RE: Will you please answer this simple question? : OK. I do appreciate your responding. I officially give up -- I'm : beginning to feel like a sleaze.... 1. less groveling/begging in the future 2. more reading on your own 3. less justifying your illegal actions