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It started with my Battle.net account (World of Warcraft, Starcraft 2, all that), someone had accessed it. Maybe through the Starcraft 2 beta, maybe through some security hole in the new Battle.net system. In any case, they had added an authenticator to my account. It's a little dongle you pay 10$ for and basically generates a second super-password that you cannot even attempt to change the regular password or access anything BNet related without entering it. This was solved with a quick call to billing services, and no damage was done. I was feeling pretty good as I changed my password that I had just cost a would-be hacker ten bucks for nothing.
But it should have occured to me that he now had access to several internet accounts I own that use the same email address and password! My Facebook warned me it had been accessed from South Korea and my password was changed. Same with my gmail. I deleted my old myspace in case they try to get access to anyone on my friends list (stupid kids put up stupid info in jr. high...). Now I have a variety of passwords and am not too worried they will persist, I do not have much valuable information on the internet because I have not been out of my parents house for too long.
But I discovered SOMEthing. While checking my sent messages on my accounts to see if any scam messages had gone through, I see this from just a few hours ago:
I wonder what this means...I wonder what could be done with it
Dorothy Baiting Guru
Joined: 09 Jul 2008
Location: somewhere over the rainbow
Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:14 am
Hacked or phished accounts are often sold to scammers and/or spammers and used to send spams or scams. The buyer may have been testing the account they just purchased...Or the original hacker may have set up some kind of an algorithm that automatically sends test emails.
The account may have been used to send spams or scams already that weren't saved to the outbox. If so, you may eventually see delivery failures or responses.
I am assuming you have changed the password on this account already. You need to go in and verify and/or update all of the other settings on your account. For example, the hacker could have changed the security questions so that he can go in and reset your password if you change it; he could have added a CC function that causes your emails to be copied pr forwarded to another account or that causes him to be notified of a password change. For security questions, don't use answers the hacker may have.
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TRoss Hello I'm New here!
Joined: 06 Jun 2010
Mon Jun 07, 2010 1:42 am
yes, i used a different username/password for the 419 forums
gmail has just now given me the alert that ive been accessed from different locations. It also gave me IP addresses, one from Cali and another from China.
With South Korea accessing my facebook, it appears one of these intruders (probably china because it was listed as the first) got it and spread the love of my account info to random users
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