I believe this forum has been hacked

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mtozzo
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2020 18:11    Post subject: I believe this forum has been hacked Reply with quote
Hello!

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.

The email was as follows:

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Earl Bailey <Mackenzie@contactlenserewardscheme.com>

Subject: X
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
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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. Sad


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redhawk0
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 08, 2020 15:54    Post subject: Reply with quote
I still get that email from years ago. It gives a password that's been hacked but it hasn't been used in 10 years or more.

Just ignore it...I've never seen any malicious behavior...just annoying. (it arrives in my email Junk box)

redhawk

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feliciano
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:45    Post subject: Reply with quote
redhawk0 wrote:
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.

Word of Advise: use many different passwords to compartmentalize the risks.

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