A Yahoo WebRing has been hacked !


Since the GEOMANCE WebRing has been hacked, I lost control on it as its original RingMaster, original creator and original animator with the Yahoo alias geomancedotcom.
Some links to sites I personally approved were replaced (except one) by some I didn't.
I could just complaint to WebRing inc. and learned they just gived my own Webring to adoption,
without my authorisation !


webmaster@geomance.com


webmaster@geomance.com wrote

to pressinfo@webring-inc.com
this email
:



[Paris, Sunday night, 14 Dec 2003]
GEOMANCE ELECTRONIC EDITIONS.

http://www.geomance.com



Geomance Editions webmaster, Jean-Pierre MOULS
(WebRing/Yahoo alias "geomancedotcom")is the original OWNER
and RingMaster of the GEOMANCE WEBRING.

THE GEOMANCE WEBRING HAS BEEN HACKED
by somebody under the (Yahoo) alias "thespiritualmessengers"
usurpating "geomancedotcom" RingMaster identity.


JEAN-PIERRE MOULS, geomancedotcom (Yahoo alias) AND
GEOMANCE EDITIONS CONSIDER THIS AS A COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT
.

I need a motivated reply without delay or I will be obliged to publish these
facts on the geomance webpage until the trouble stops
.


Regards.

Jean-Pierre Mouls

webmaster@geomance.com



N.B.: elements of proof are below.

_______________________________________________________________________________
The usurpator identity :

(copied from the Webring homepage panel)
_______________________________________________________________________________
> >
> >"Hi! The Member you are inquiring about is:
> >thespiritualmessengers - last active 12/11/2003 05:51:25 PST, 3.08 days
> ago.
> >Email status: un-verified "
> >
> >
>
>_______________________________________________________________________________
> >One element of proof of my OWNING OF THE GEOMANCE WEBRING :
>
>_______________________________________________________________________________
> >
> >Date: Wed, 6 Feb 2002 19:15:24 -0800
> >De: webringresponse@yahoo.com
> >À: webmaster@geomance.com
> >Objet: WebRing: New submission to "GEOMANCE"
> >The site below was submitted to your Ring, "GEOMANCE," and is waiting for
> your
> >approval.
> >
> >Site Title: GEOMANCE ELECTRONIC EDITIONS
> >Site URL: http://www.geomance.com
> >WebRing ID: geomancedotcom
> >Site ID: 14
> >
> >You may want to visit the site before adding it to your Ring.
> >
> >If you would like to add the site to the Ring, visit this url:
> >
> > http://P.webring.com/wrman?ring=geomance&manqueue
> >
> >Check the box next to the site's title and click the "Approve" button at the
>
> >bottom of the list.
>
>_______________________________________________________________________________
_
> >
> >Need Help? Visit WebRing online help:
> >
> >http://dir.webring.com/help
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
>






WebRing-inc replied very quickly (maybe TOO quickly for a Sunday night ! ) a few hours after

:

(according to webring <webring@webring.com>:)

The ring was put up for adoption almost exactly a year ago because it
had been deemed abandoned. This email address:

webmaster@geomance.com

was sent four warning emails, starting September of 2002, stating that
the ring needed to be managed because there were pending new
submissions. The ring was not managed at any time, nor was the
ringmaster's account even logged in to, over the ensuing 4 months. In
addition, we do not have any indication that the User ID,
geomancedotcom, was ever used from June of 2002 until 12/14/2003. It's
possible that if you contact the ringmaster that agreed to manage the
ring that they might be willing to offer it back to you, but there is no
guarantee.


webmaster@geomance.com finaly wrote

:

Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2003 02:17:22 +0100
De: webmaster@geomance.com
À: pressinfo@webring-inc.com
Objet: Re: A Yahoo WebRing has been hacked !



I verified my (email) log(file), and didn't find any warning from you.
If I didn'd log on for a long time, OK. This is not the question.
I cannot associate my websites and geomance name to a content I didn't
approved, an I deny you the right to give somebody else the result of my own
web reputation, and of GEOMANCE fame.

You as responsable of this situation. You have to close the GEOMANCE
WebRing now.


If you consider as your right to put up my work for adoption, I consider mine,
as an independant French author, to denonciate your comportment. In my country,
law protects both economic and moral rights, and I consider there is a
copyright infringement
by your fault.


You as responsable of this desagreable situation for me. I dont want no more to
promote your money by my job.

Reparation I suggest is to close the GEOMANCE WebRing, NOW.



Regards.

Jean-Pierre MOULS

webmaster@geomance.com