Discussion in 'Site Help and Support' started by toekneethetiger, Nov 28, 2016.
I did not trust him with little or no posts, then when I was his bud, I knew it.
The words that come to mind for this kind of thing are not expressible here with my inside voice...
Yea damn, I have something like over 80 different accounts and passwords. Have to pay for an app to keep it all together for me. Guy was on here wanting us to change stuff. What a PIA this hacking and security has become. Going to go back to talking on the phone again and paying in cash!
Well said, DGATZBY, and thanks to Philip...
I knew this email was bullshit. Any way to go after these clowns?
Yeah, I was ready to type something up but knew I'd regret it later...
First thing is making sure we extracted all the problems caused. The rest is above my personal pay grade. They did try to send out an email blast but fortunately only a small percentage actually fired and arrived to a recipient.
If you notice anything off regarding the site just send me a pm please.
Who are these losers?
Maybe I am glad we kept him busy in a couple of threads so he could not do more damage? The site was sure hurting for a few minutes.
Not sure yet.
Thanks everyone for your help on this.
What a bunch of quacks with nothing better to do. It does show however we need to shore some things up doesn't it?
Make sure to post a sticky and to email everyone on the site about the phishing email and hack on the site. I saw that email and knew to not touch it, but many may not have known, since this was the first times the site has been exploited like this. If anyone clicked on the link in the email, your computer may already be compromised.
Also, couldn't hurt, I'd advise everyone to change your password on the site, as we don't know how far they got in.
From what I can see, it wasn't actually phishing. More someone who wanted to disrupt things around here....any emails that got out I suspect weren't the real point to them. Just my guess, though.
As for passwords, I had to change mine once they set up my access again. Some of the mods lost their mod access, though we think that's fixed now....still trying to determine if any of them need resets. Changing passwords probably isn't a bad idea for everyone, but don't yet know if it's going to be necessary or required. Phil will keep us posted, I'm sure.
Thanks for sticking with us and getting this fixed
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