Hacking?

Discussion in 'Forum Questions / Problems' started by Cobblers161, Oct 5, 2013.

  1. Cobblers161

    Cobblers161 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I have just received an email with the following text:

    Hello,

    The account owned by "Amir" has been deactivated or newly created, you
    should check the details of this user (if required) and handle it
    appropriately.

    Use this link to view the user's profile:
    memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=5275

    Use this link to activate the account:

    ucp.php?mode=activate&u=5275&k= "Edited link"


    --
    The Dead Horse Society

    .......

    Any ideas? I have no idea who Amir is btw.

    Best,

    Cobblers
     
  2. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Active Member

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    I have it as well.
     
  3. dujardin

    dujardin Active Member

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  4. a2jacketpatches

    a2jacketpatches Active Member

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    DON'T OPEN IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    JUST TOOOOOO WEIRD AND NOT WORTH THE TROUBLE.

    Opening may allow a hack into your email. About a month or two ago, this happened to me and someone out there listed bulk Iphones on my Ebay. They sold to a guy in Russia. Over a grand into my Paypal. I wasn't sure what they were trying to accomplish because there was no attempt to take anything, but Ebay assured me it was a scam and that they were probably trying to get deeper into my acounts. I reported immediately and changed all passwords on everything, but this is because I had already ley them in by opening an email without thinking. Ebay said it's extremely likely that they got into my account by hacking into my email.
     
  5. dujardin

    dujardin Active Member

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    that's what i did everytime i receive a doubtful mail
    never open and directly place into trash, and than destroy

    and by this never any trouble
     
  6. Andrew

    Andrew Active Member

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    I have it too. So Bill do you think we need to do anything other than delete it?
     
  7. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    report it to your email server, and put it on your spam blocker, now.
     
  8. Skip

    Skip Member

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    slightly off topic, but I notice there are now ones that look real and have an unsubscribe 'link', don't ever use that option or click on any link. They look legit, but most times the email address they use is a give away for spam. as mentioned above, delete or spam box it.
     
  9. Jason

    Jason Member

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    That same email landed in my inbox too. Good thing I only user webmail to read mail. No nasty scripts to execute in an email client. But it seems that something had become compromised somewhere for all of us to get that same email
     
  10. Atticus

    Atticus Active Member

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    Yep.. I got it too. But it had flunked the smell test my antivirus software gives to every incoming email so I just deleted it.

    AF
     
  11. bfrench

    bfrench Administrator

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    Hi, Guys,

    Please delete these messages - they were sent by the forum by mistake - they should have been sent to only the mods.

    The problem has been fixed (I hope)

    If you receive any others please let me know.
     
  12. John Lever

    John Lever Moderator

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    I opened my mail and followed the link. I am now the proud owner of a dacha in Moscow. I plan to visit soon to see my football team in action flying via my own airline
     
  13. Peter Graham

    Peter Graham Well-Known Member

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    I opened it too. I had the chance to delete anyone I wanted, so think yourselves lucky. :twisted:
     

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