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Old 28 Mar 2012, 15:54
AsukaValentine AsukaValentine is offline
 
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Account locked?

Hello
I started receiving this e-mails 5 minutes ago, I received at least 30 messages:

Dear AsukaValentine,

Your account on vBulletin.org Forum has been locked because someone has tried to log into the account with the wrong password more than 5 times. You will be able to attempt to log in again in another 15 minutes.

The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 218.213.90.92

Don't forget that the password is case sensitive. Forgotten your password? Use the link below:
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/login.php?do=lostpw

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With differents ip but the same e-mail.
It's someone trying to steal my username?

--------------- Added 28 Mar 2012 at 15:57 ---------------

Some of the IP:
118.96.151.110
83.111.38.131
50.57.175.29
62.201.209.16
217.218.104.6
203.81.40.239
201.212.191.93

And many more...
The first mail its from 17.51 (in Spain) and don't stop!
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 16:05
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I am currently receiving the same e-mail repeatedly. I haven't signed on to the site in a while, but it seems that someone is also trying to hack my account.

I received the e-mail 51 times in 16 minutes.
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 16:06
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They did this last year also - Yesterday's brute force attempts at password hacking

Please make sure you do not use your username as your password.
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 16:09
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... do not use my username either, it will be troublesome, i break computers in my spare times... rofl
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 16:17
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Thanks! It stopped a few minutes ago. I'm not using my username as a password XD, but I'm going to change it again.
Today I received a similar e-mail from instagram too and I'm a little paranoid :___D
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 16:48
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be paranoid, it's the best way to keep your accounts viable... a letting-go attitude would open too much freaky doors to pirates.
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 18:12
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I am getting these emails as well.

The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 109.73.65.24
The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 119.2.49.51

my password is pretty secure, letters numbers, caps and such
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 18:16
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Originally Posted by 20paws4awd View Post
I am getting these emails as well.

The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 109.73.65.24
The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 119.2.49.51

my password is pretty secure, letters numbers, caps and such
I got the same one, for IP 109.73.65.24.
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 18:17
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Same here for me too:

The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 109.73.65.24

Obviously someone is trying to attack vBulletin community.
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 18:19
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These ip's are from known spam bots must be something new they are trying
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 18:23
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Originally Posted by Arkham View Post
I got the same one, for IP 109.73.65.24.
I just got one with the same IP also. This is the first time this has happened for me.
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 18:26
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We get them every so often, and the software does what its designed to do and locks the account for a small period of time.
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 18:31
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just got this..

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Your account on vBulletin.org Forum has been locked because someone has tried to log into the account with the wrong password more than 5 times. You will be able to attempt to log in again in another 15 minutes.

The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 109.73.65.24

....
first time locker for me
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 18:34
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I got two today.

186.88.141.224
109.73.65.24
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 18:42
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I also am getting the lockout notice. Good thing I never log out.

If your password id 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 you password is any of the above (or close to it) you should change it to a real password ASAP.
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