Reported hacking of politicians’ emails continues with a new ploy discovered by contacts of 4th District Lake County Councilman Dan Dernulc, R-Highland.
Ruth Mores, of Hammond, a local activist concerned with the Little Calumet River levee project, said she received an email Tuesday, allegedly from Dernulc, who is a former member of the Little Calumet River Basin Development Commission.
“The subject line was ‘Hey!’ with no message, just a link to some Spanish news article,” More said.
“I looked at the link and knew it was not from Dan and deleted it,” she said. “I didn't follow up with him since I knew it was bogus and that he's very busy.”
Mores notified Dernulc on Friday about that email after seeing an article in The Times about the hacking of three prominent Democrats’ email.
In response, Dernulc sent out the following message to his Yahoo email contracts:
“As soon as I found out about being spammed or hacked, I contacted Yahoo. I made all the changes that are necessary to stop this, but I am truly sorry that this happened,” he wrote in an email.
“Unfortunately I did not see this coming and it's very sad that people do this to try to damage people.”