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golem 
Spam email with my Amigaworld password
Posted on 24-Sep-2020 23:44:30
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From: Nottingham, UK

I had one of those blackmail emails today from someone who knew my AmigaWorld password. (I don't use it on any other site). Thought I should inform you in case others have received similar. I have changed my password. Message to the hacker ; "go play in the road"

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ncafferkey 
Re: Spam email with my Amigaworld password
Posted on 30-Sep-2020 13:54:37
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@golem

The same happened to me.

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Arnie 
Re: Spam email with my Amigaworld password
Posted on 30-Sep-2020 16:24:51
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Joined: 19-Jun-2004
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From: Swindon, UK, Earth somewhere in the galaxy

@golem

Yes I had one a few week back, I sent a PM to _Steve_ to see if there had been any compromises but he had not noticed any since the one a few years back and they changed the security measures. Looks as though someone may have got in unknowingly.

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tonyw 
Re: Spam email with my Amigaworld password
Posted on 30-Sep-2020 23:11:47
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From: Sydney (of course)

I've had several of these ransom attempts over the years, always with an old password from many years ago.

I think that any recent attempts have come from people who have only now picked up the stolen list of passwords from years ago.

Anyone who still uses a years-old password deserves to be threatened IMO.


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golem 
Re: Spam email with my Amigaworld password
Posted on 1-Oct-2020 10:20:46
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@tonyw

My password was old. I don't think I changed it since joining until now.

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tommywright 
Re: Spam email with my Amigaworld password
Posted on 1-Oct-2020 13:37:57
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@golem

Same.. haven't been here in forever. Came to change password and check to see if I used that elsewhere.

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Arnie 
Re: Spam email with my Amigaworld password
Posted on 1-Oct-2020 16:17:26
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@tonyw

Nope, my password was changed since that last fiasco. It was a new one.

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spudmiga 
Re: Spam email with my Amigaworld password
Posted on 1-Oct-2020 19:42:51
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From: England, United Kingdom

@golem

Password now changed.

Cheers for the heads up.



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amigadave 
Re: Spam email with my Amigaworld password
Posted on 3-Oct-2020 23:05:04
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@spudmiga

Hi spudmiga,

Any chance you are related to the YouTube content creator "Wooden Potatoes"?

You are both located in the UK.

Last edited by amigadave on 03-Oct-2020 at 11:06 PM.
Last edited by amigadave on 03-Oct-2020 at 11:05 PM.

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BigD 
Re: Spam email with my Amigaworld password
Posted on 4-Oct-2020 9:22:55
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@Arnie

Quote:

Arnie wrote:
@tonyw

Nope, my password was changed since that last fiasco. It was a new one.


So can we have official confirmation that there has been another breach or do the moderators simply not know?

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Amiboy 
Re: Spam email with my Amigaworld password
Posted on 4-Oct-2020 12:51:19
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@golem

Got one of these messages from last time this happened. Just in case have changed my password again.

Thanks for the heads up.

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