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Old 02-18-2015, 08:34 AM   #1
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Default Illegal Logins / Failed Login Notification notification

We have been receiving a lot of attention coming from China lately. It seems that spam bots have been trying to use brute force to try to crack our members passwords. If you have received a "Failed Login Notification" e-mail, then they have tried to hack your account. Please do not worry, the software is responding the way it should. If your password is a good password you have nothing to worry about- the vBulletin software and the 15 minute lockout prevents "brute force" attacks from being successful.

They are probably trying the 5 most common password such as:

1) your username
2) password
3) 1234
4) 12345
5) 123456

If your password is any of the above (or close to it) you should change it to a real password ASAP. Also if you receive any PM's that seem out of the ordinary, please do not open any links and report the PM so we can look into the problem. Thanks.

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Old 03-17-2015, 01:04 AM   #2
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Default Re: Illegal Logins / Failed Login Notification notification

I had an E-mail and checked the location of the IP address trying to get in to my account, it was indeed from China. How strange, what is the point? Why would anyone want to hack in to our little hamster family? Some people are so sad!
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Old 03-17-2015, 01:39 AM   #3
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I got one too a couple of days ago. Sad little bots
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Old 03-18-2015, 07:56 PM   #4
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Default Re: Illegal Logins / Failed Login Notification notification

I got one too less than 2 hours ago!

IP No 183.207.228.22
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:04 AM   #5
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Sully posted on another post about clicking on it but, I can't as I deleted it but did post the IP No in the above post.
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:08 PM   #6
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I got one just recently - I got one from twitch, too!
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:12 PM   #7
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They seem hell bent in trying! Very sad!
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Old 03-25-2015, 09:15 PM   #8
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I just got one today...ip 117.169.1.216
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Old 03-27-2015, 02:42 PM   #9
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My turn today ��
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Old 05-09-2015, 02:07 PM   #10
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Something happened to me too today. Couldn't log in. Then sent e-mail to administrators. Then got warning in my e-mail that I got hacked into my e-mail account...Weird! :/
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