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Old 03 Feb 2013, 03:36
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As far as I know, they don't delete accounts here.
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Old 03 Feb 2013, 03:44
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Just wanted to chime in that they are trying to brute force mine as well.
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Old 03 Feb 2013, 03:53
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I also received 47 of these email. The reports were from many different IP addresses too. Romania, China, Brazil and India to name a few...

What is up with this?

--------------- Added 03 Feb 2013 at 03:56 ---------------

BTW, this was an attempt from someone trying to log into my account 5 times with the wrong PW... Not an account deletion.

Here is an example of 1 of the 47 email I received.

Dear Chevy II,

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: 103.7.64.51

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

All the best,
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Old 03 Feb 2013, 04:01
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Originally Posted by Chevy II View Post
I also received 47 of these email. The reports were from many different IP addresses too. Romania, China, Brazil and India to name a few...

What is up with this?

--------------- Added 03 Feb 2013 at 03:56 ---------------

BTW, this was an attempt from someone trying to log into my account 5 times with the wrong PW... Not an account deletion.

Here is an example of 1 of the 47 email I received.
Nothing to worry about if you have a strong password. Just spam accounts trying to get in.
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Old 03 Feb 2013, 04:21
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Damn, this is happening to me now. I came to create a thread but apparently some botnet is having a field day on these forums.

And clearly VB staff doesn't care much about these attempts given no one has officially commented in the past few days?
Originally Posted by Amaury25 View Post
The staff has no control over it.
Um, Paul commented on it today. The software is working like it's supposed to. This thread is bewildering. The software is doing what it's supposed to. Locking them out, and informing you of attempts. But this is, for some reason, considered out of control? So far no one has answered my question. What more do you want it to do?
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Old 03 Feb 2013, 04:38
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I don't think anyone should complain. If you are a large forum owner, you knowhhowit fgoes.

I just came to note that it was happening to me.
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Old 03 Feb 2013, 06:52
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Yeep happened to me today too.
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Old 03 Feb 2013, 07:50
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I recieved around 50 of the same e.mails this morning as well.....
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Old 03 Feb 2013, 08:03
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This is happening to me too.

Hundreds of emails from vbulletin.org in my mailbox today. I think that's what's freaking people out.
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Old 03 Feb 2013, 09:13
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They're doing it alphabetically apparently.
They tried mine last night, 55 emails from 1:10am to 1:55am.

What I'm thinking about, you could change the account locking time to a bigger but acceptable delay (15 mins is nothing, 1 hour would be reasonable).
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Old 03 Feb 2013, 09:28
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same here
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Old 03 Feb 2013, 10:57
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AFAIK vBulletin software is sold as a community building software, i don't remember seeing on the box anything about server management, webmastering or Authoring or html & coding help..etc

Part of being a forum owner is trying out ways to overcome certain unwanted aspects and we do this to try and stop bots and spammers, at server level it's up to your hosts and yourself to harden your server environment. One thing is for sure if they really want to get in they will, good thing is there aren't that many who are that determined.
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Old 03 Feb 2013, 11:49
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Happened to me today too - just going to hit deleted button on all the notifications and change my password - just wanted to know it's not only happened to me.
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Old 03 Feb 2013, 13:11
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I'm curious as to how they are getting the usernames
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Old 03 Feb 2013, 13:16
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Just a wild guess but http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/memberlist.php
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