Site been hacked?

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  1. Sir-Fritz
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    Sir-Fritz GBAtemp Maniac

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    So i just got some email from costello (who i now know his real name [​IMG]) saying gbatemp has been hacked and my pass was stolen. How did this happen and do we get compensation [​IMG] ? Also more importantly did this happen or is this some sick hoax [​IMG]
     


  2. jmr

    jmr Advanced Member

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    yeah i got it as well
     
  3. B-Blue

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    It did happen! better change you passwords now!
     
  4. prowler

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    I knew something bad was going to happen from the moment he posted on the intro section [​IMG]
     
  5. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

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    it's not a hoax unfortunately, and it's in everyone's best interest not to stir up attention around the case (if you know what I mean, based on the content of the email).
    me and Narin are working on cleaning up all this mess.
    for more information, check the "where are the signatures" topic in that same forum.
     
  6. Domination

    Domination GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Gmail considered it spam [​IMG]

    Edit: I was considering changing my email password anyways cos all my friends knew it, so no diff.
     
  7. Raika

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    Yahoo as well. [​IMG]
     
  8. beegee7730

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    Hotmail too [​IMG]
     
  9. fristi

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    antolimail too [​IMG]

    edit: wasnt me, it was benjick
     
  10. dgwillia

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    bah >_>, this scared the living crap out of me, changed it, though i cant help but be a bit scared still
     
  11. Rock Raiyu

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    I changed my...just in case. Better safe then sorry.
     
  12. dgwillia

    dgwillia The Bacon Lover

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    Yep, i changed anything that remotely resembled it >_>. Though, i cant help but be a bit pissed over this though.

    EDIT:, Did they also get our usernames too? or just the Passwords and emails
     
  13. BlueStar

    BlueStar GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Didn't get an email, dunno if my ISPs spam filter munched it. Changed my password though, and also any log ins for anything else that used my email address/username and a similar password.
     
  14. dgwillia

    dgwillia The Bacon Lover

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    Bah, was hoping i wouldnt have to do that >_>, changed a few already, back to changing then =/. I cant help but feel a bit violated
     
  15. Costello

    Costello Headmaster

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    if you didn't receive an email and/or a PM, you were not impacted by this.
    only a tiny percentage of members were impacted thankfully.
     
  16. OSW

    OSW Wii King

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    No email, but I changed my password to be safe.
     
  17. dgwillia

    dgwillia The Bacon Lover

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    Still >_>, how exactly did they manage this :wtf:. And why this site? I could think of so many other targets. Atleast i was able to change everything before any damage was done, thanks for the prompt email.
     
  18. rockstar99

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    I dint get any mail so do I cahnge my password or no?
     
  19. Dark Blade

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    What? [​IMG] No mail recieved by me...
     
  20. dgwillia

    dgwillia The Bacon Lover

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    You guys are lucky then, though you might want to change just incase......glad i was awake this late to notice the PM, was just about to log off for the night too
     
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