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Old 12 Apr 2014, 19:22
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Originally Posted by Atakan KOC View Post
What is happening?
Someone is trying to login to your account, since they failed the system notified you.
http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showp...7&postcount=93
  • You are not blocked for 15 minutes UNLESS your IP is the same as that listed in the emails so no fret.
  • We are not making changes to the site, it is functioning as-intended and you're being notified properly which is what it was designed to do, it was not designed however to cause mass panic and should not be misconstrued as such either.
  • You can change your email address on file and make changes to your account to stop these emails.
  • This happens on many sites daily not just vBulletin.org, it is a common spam/hacking technique, of course they want to know your username and password please Google the term "Social Engineering" to learn more.
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