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Councilman Yagong’s Email Account Hacked – “With Best Regards” My Okole!

Last night at 10:29 pm I got a suspicious email that came from Councilman Dominic Yagong’s email that looked like this:

This afternoon, Councilman Yagong sent the following out to folks on his email list:

Hello Everyone,

Please disregard any email you may have recently received from me regarding pharmaceutical products, among other things.
My account has been hacked. My County Council account will remain the same, however, I will be changing my personal email account.

Warmest Aloha,
-Dominic Yagong

I asked him on his facebook account if it would be OK if I shared this with folks on my website and he said:

Councilman Yagong's Facebook Image

Councilman Yagong's Facebook Image

That would be great Damon! Mahalo – Dom

You can still reach Councilman Yagong at his County Email Address: dyagong@co.hawaii.hi.us

This seems eerily reminiscent to when Representative Kimberly Pine’s email was hacked just recently as  reported by the Civil Beat back in June:

Hackers briefly seized control of the government email and website of Hawaii state Rep. Kymberly Pine.

The email account — reppine@Capitol.hawaii.gov — was taken over on Thursday, and follows the hacking of her website — kymberlypine.com — in late April.

I do find it a bit coincidental, that the person that was eventually found to have hacked into Rep. Pines account seems to get his hands dirty in a lot of things.  Hawaii Island Journal reported the following on the alleged person.

…The man discovered to have hacked Pine’s website and email account is Eric Ryan, the same Eric Ryan who claims to have designed Internet templates and graphics for Pine’s 2010 re-election campaign.  If Pine had done her research before hiring Ryan for the job, she may have avoided the recent Internet issue altogether.  Just last year, Republican candidate John Carroll’s website was transformed into an anti-Carroll portal… http://www.hawaiiislandjournal.com/2011/06/kym-pine-hacked/

At least on behalf of us taxpayers… we can be thankful that his county supplied email seems to be still intact.

Which reminds me why I must change my password on my federal job every 30 days.

Big Island Police Searching for 34-Year-Old Puna Man

Big Island police are searching for a 34-year-old Puna man wanted for traffic violations, driving without a license or insurance and two counts of resisting an order to stop.

Steven K. K. Dawson

Steven K. K. Dawson

Steven K. K. Dawson is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-8, 230 pounds with brown eyes, brown hair and a moustache and beard.

Police ask that anyone with information on his whereabouts call the Police Department’s non emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Police Investigating the Theft of a Trailer

Big Island police are investigating the theft of a trailer from Ninole in North Hilo over the weekend.

Sometime between 3:30 p.m. Friday (September 30) and 6:30 a.m. Monday (October 3), a black Big Text hydraulic lift utility trailer was removed from Waikamalu Park. The trailer, which bears the license plate 924HYY, is valued at $13,000. Its left rear drop-down ramp is bent.

Police ask that anyone with information about the stolen trailer or the identity of the person or persons who took it call Officer Daniel Jelsma at 962-2120 or the Police Department’s non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers doesn’t record calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

Big Island Carbon Receives State Department of Health Clean Air Permit – Carbon Plant Will Now Operate as Designed With Clean Green Technology

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) District 9 in San Francisco recently reviewed and approved Big Island Carbon’s Clean Air Permit  application prepared by Hawaii ’s State Department of Health. The permit has now been issued.

Big Island Carbon

The Big Island Carbon plant has been operating on a non-covered source permit while working through the State and Federal processes for the Covered Source Clean Air Permit which will allow the company’s Power Plant to be installed.

“The EPA’s issuance of our Clean Air Permit means two important things,” explained Big Island Carbon CEO Rick Vidgen. “First, it means we can operate our plant the way it was designed to operate—clean and green. And secondly, it supports the fact that we are fully capturing and reusing much of what would otherwise be burned in a flare stack by producing most of our power from the manufacturing process itself. This clean, green technology allows us to be environmentally prudent, lower our energy costs and importantly, contribute to our bottom line.”

Big Island Carbon’s technical process produces a gas energy stream that will be used to generate internal power with the recovered energy being used in a closed system process to make activated carbon in a highly efficient and highly sustainable process and system.

Big Island Carbon has developed a carbon plant that is state of the art and technologically unique in the world.  Big Island Carbon has the first plant of its kind that has successfully developed a process to utilize macadamia nut shells as feedstock to produce premium specialty Granular Activated Carbon. The start up company has 25 full-time workers.

Big Island Carbon integrates biomass material (macadamia nut shell) from Big Island macadamia processors together with cutting-edge technology developed for activated carbon production. Activated carbon is a critical component that cleans up or improves the performance of products from cell phones to wind turbines. Other diverse uses include gold refining and catalyst support for the pharmaceutical industry. Activated Carbon has recently found extensive use in cleaning up some aspects of nuclear accidents.

Big Island Carbon was recently awarded a Best in Business Innovation Award for Hawaii County from the APEC 2011 Hawaii Host Committee. Big Island Carbon will be one of 5 Hawaii companies featured during the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Leaders’ Week in November. Big Island Carbon will be highlighted within displays at the Hawaii Convention Center, Ala Moana Center and the U.S. National Center for APEC CEO Summit at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel and receive a feature profile in APEC Hawaii TV in-room hotel channel, APEC 2011 Hawaii virtual online exhibit, and the special edition Hawaii Business magazine that will be distributed to APEC delegates.

Hawaii Joins Other States in Lawsuit Over Facebook Cookies

Facebook Cookies

Facebook Cookies

Facebook on Friday was sued over its user of tracking cookies, with those who filed the suit accusing the social-networking site of violating federal wiretap and electronic communications laws, among other things.

The suit, filed in California district court by six Facebook users in Illinois, Hawaii, Virginia, and New Jersey, asks the court for damages, as well as an order that would require Facebook to stop installing cookies that track users after they log out.

More Here: Facebook Sued Over Tracking Cookies