Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 18:11 Post subject: I believe this forum has been hacked
I recently signed up on these forums (so I could read the OpenVPN guide) with a password that I haven't used anywhere else in a long time. I was digging through my spam folder and found a "I know one of your passwords is X" type of emails with the very password that I used to sign up.
Because I have used the password before I know it's not conclusive proof of a hack but I think it's strangely coincidental.
Message: i know X is one of your password.
I've recorded your cam while you were watching porn on XX sites, also I've installed a keylogger on ur pc & collected all your contacts on social networks, messenger & emails.
If you want me to erase the recording, pay me 1128$ on bitcoin address: 3K3vVqkxeDeD8Qbex4MzXe2WdAcfw2WXzF
(search in Google for "how to buy bitcoin"), [case SenSitiVe so copy & paste it].
If I don't get the bitcoins, I will definately send your video to all of your contacts, don't reply to this email it's hacked. WmvKgV
I only redacted my password, I left the rest in tact in case someone wants to scan through the forum code though my guess is that the malicious code is obfuscated.
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Posted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:45 Post subject:
Just ignore it...
...After you change your password.
I have hundreds of different passwords, and recently received one email like that. Checking with my passwords databank, I went to the couple of old sites where I used the disclosed, and turns out one no longer exist. So probably somebody got that database and is phishing for some money.
I went to the other site and changed the password, just in case.
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