Such exploits have been confirmed by others, who point to evidence of possible
damage caused by AIM password theft. Habeeb Dihu, a senior principal at
e-business consulting firm DiamondCluster International (Chicago, Ill.), says his
AIM user ID -- "MacGyver" -- was hijacked. The result jeopardized a major
business negotiation, he says.
I was working on the Covisint deal," Dihu said, referring to the B2B exchange
recently developed by General Motors, Chrysler, Ford, Oracle, and Commerce
One. "Somewhere in the middle of the deal, my AIM screen ID got hacked.
Someone masqueraded as me and started to talk to my co-workers." (Hackers
say that so-called vanity names -- such as "MacGyver" -- are often the first choice
for an attack.)
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