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david

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Stealing Accounts

There is someone attempting to break into other people's accounts by stealing passwords. The MO is to try and log into another person's account by claiming to have lost their password.

Attempting to do so will cause an automatic email to be sent to your account saying something to the extent of:

Hello XXXXXXXXX

You are receiving this notification because you have (or someone pretending
to be you has) requested a new password be sent for your account on
"chandrakantha.com". If you did not request this notification then please
ignore it, if you keep receiving it please contact the board administrator.

To use the new password you need to activate it. To do this click the link
provided below.

http://forums.chandrakantha.com/ucp.php?mode=activate&u=XXXX=XXXXXXXXX

If successful you will be able to login using the following password:

Password: XXXXXXXX

You can of course change this password yourself via the profile page. If
you have any difficulties please contact the board administrator.

--
Thanks, Chandra and David


If you receive an email like this, and you did not lose your password, do not respond to the link. But please drop me a PM or email so that I can stay abreast of the extent of this activity.

Peace

David Courtney
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cwroyds

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That is interesting.
What could they possibly gain by getting into a forum account?
The most they could do is make posts under your name.
Or am I missing something bigger.
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Keshavdas

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I expect one might do this in order to post some sort of nastiness under someone else's name; a form of character asassination if you will. A creepy idea.
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