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Old 05-17-2013, 01:28 PM   #1
David Fried
 
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Talking The Russians are comin!! - What the Login Email Means

Hi,
It appears we have become the target of some Russian hackers trying to get into the site. I'm am sure they are after some top secret Wel-Met info, maybe the recipe for Welsh Rarebit or Rocky Mountain Toast.
Their mo is to try and use existing usernames and get into the site.
So far they have been thwarted by our crack security team.
So If you get an email from the admin to this effect, you know what it means.
You don't have to do anything just laugh and say GA GA
David


Someone has tried to log into your account on Wel-Met Camps Memories
Forums with an incorrect password at least 5 times. This person has
been prevented from attempting to login to your account for the next
15 minutes.
The person trying to log into your account had the following IP
address:
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Old 05-25-2013, 12:01 PM   #2
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Why?

Bizzare.
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Old 06-01-2013, 09:11 AM   #3
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Quick answer as to "why"? Because they can.

Longer answer is this server hosts other domains some of which are active e-commerce sites. Once logged in here they can try to gain access to some data from those sites by exploiting bugs/vulnerabilities that occur in software like that which runs this site. Your info is safe unless they actually gain your password and you use the same password elsewhere AND they can figure out where. The first place they will probably look is PayPal so if you have an account there make sure that you are not using the same password as you use here.

David - if you can directly email me the involved IP's, I can blacklist them at the firewall level and they hopefully will take the path of least resistance and just go elsewhere.
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