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This is a discussion on Forum Security within the General Talk forums, part of the General Discussion category; So following the recent news of Linkedin being hacked back in 2012, an IT buddy from the same team where we currently contract on a ...

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    Forum Security

    So following the recent news of Linkedin being hacked back in 2012,
    an IT buddy from the same team where we currently contract on a DOD project
    forwarded a website which gives details on user account compromises.

    I was going through my list of usernames, and was irritated to find this!

    Username: sar-1l

    VerticalScope Network (Vbulletin) (939 Websites) has: 1 result(s) found. This data was leaked on approximately 2016-02-01 00:00:00 What is in this database?

    Maybe someone from the forums "new management" can help me understand how,
    my account information was breached, and why I wasn't notified.

    Thanks,

    SAR-1L
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    I wonder if we are all compromised. We should have been told. I can't recall what information I gave to open an account here. I think it was just an email address.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sideKahr View Post
    I wonder if we are all compromised. We should have been told. I can't recall what information I gave to open an account here. I think it was just an email address.
    Yes sir, same day according to site.

    Username: Denton

    VerticalScope Network (Vbulletin) (939 Websites) has: 89 result(s) found. This data was leaked on approximately 2016-02-01 00:00:00 What is in this database?

    https://www.leakedsource.com/

    I am going to assume this was a site wide security breach, but interested to see the response.

    Edit: So certain users appear to be breached. I thought denton had asked that question sorry SideKahr, yours seems to be fine.
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    I think it was just an Email address that they asked me for and then sent a temp password, it's been a while. I never set up my profile for one reason, I don't need the grief if this site gets hacked.

    Many years ago I was on a site that had been hacked and taken down by a disgruntled poster. Whether true or not that was the generally accepted story.

    Anyway I decided from that point on if it happened again all they would get would be an email address and my public comments.

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    Denton hit the report button so admin and them will see this and hopefully come here soon.
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    Our security is some of the best I have ever seen and it is continually monitored. If the site would have been compromised I would have come to you immediately

    Sites like the one mentioned in this thread are scams 99.99% of the time. The one you referred to has a very poor reputation across the web.
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    Thanks for the quick response, Cricket!
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    That being said, I always tell people to use common sense on the internet.

    Never provide any site with personal information.

    You should never use the same password on multiple sites and you should take care to use a password that cannot easily be broken.
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    SGT E VerticalScope Network (Vbulletin) (939 Websites) has: 12 result(s) found. This data was leaked on approximately 2016-02-01 00:00:00

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    Without trying to sound paranoid, we've probably been under scrutiny for years.
    (Motto of the NSA; Scrutinize, Analyze, and Accumulate)
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