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A brand new technique to hack DP accounts!!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by FreelanceFirm, Aug 10, 2008.

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  1. #1
    Few minutes ago, i received a PM from a new member tinhlagi(http://forums.digitalpoint.com/member.php?u=195695)

    He sent me this messege in PM

    "hello, is this your thread ?
    http://forums.digitalpoint.com/.................... etc
    Thanks"

    **I have edited the link to prevent you from visiting the site.**

    By mistake, i clicked on the link and it took me an unknown site though the link URL belongs to Digital POINT. I soon realized that it is a phising technique and changed my password immediately.

    Please be advised that it is a new type of phising attack.Don't visit any such links if you receive a PM from this member or any unknown new member and if you do so, please change your password immediately.

    Also,, forward the PM to MODS, as i did!!!

    I just wanted to give a warning and so created this thread.


    Thanks
    SEMrush
     
    FreelanceFirm, Aug 10, 2008 IP
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  2. fake_lover01

    fake_lover01 Active Member

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    Thanks Buddy
     
    fake_lover01, Aug 10, 2008 IP
  3. maddogranger

    maddogranger Peon

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    #3
    Thanks for the info.
     
    maddogranger, Aug 10, 2008 IP
  4. Bhuntay

    Bhuntay Banned

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    #4
    Well I received it but it's just like paypal scams so :) Thank You very much for reminding.
     
    Bhuntay, Aug 10, 2008 IP
  5. desilator

    desilator Peon

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    #5
    Thanks for the info..


    Mouse Over FTW!!!!
     
    desilator, Aug 10, 2008 IP
  6. mikey1090

    mikey1090 Moderator Staff

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    #6
    I got this PM. I didnt think it was a phishing attack, just a method of spamming...
     
    mikey1090, Aug 10, 2008 IP
  7. muncle

    muncle Guest

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    #7
    I got the same PM. What a scam...
     
    muncle, Aug 10, 2008 IP
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    choice Prominent Member

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    #8
    thanks for the heads up
     
    choice, Aug 10, 2008 IP
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    jackrayers Member

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    #9
    good spot. thanks man :)
     
    jackrayers, Aug 10, 2008 IP
  10. FreelanceFirm

    FreelanceFirm Banned

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    #10
    It was a phising attack along with spamming, i think so, not very sure! :confused:
     
    FreelanceFirm, Aug 10, 2008 IP
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    Agent_Dweeb Peon

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    #11
    Phishing, if they're using a forums.digitalpoint.com anchor with a different URL.
     
    Agent_Dweeb, Aug 10, 2008 IP
  12. FreelanceFirm

    FreelanceFirm Banned

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    #12
    thanks for explaination! i was not sure about it! ;)
     
    FreelanceFirm, Aug 10, 2008 IP
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    GeminiFilly Peon

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    #13
    Thanks for the heads up!
     
    GeminiFilly, Aug 10, 2008 IP
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    anions Notable Member

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    #14
    1. It's called link cloaking.
    2. This is a stupid thread. The possibility of a person who'd fall for this reading this thread is infinitely small.
     
    anions, Aug 10, 2008 IP
  15. Brandon Sheley

    Brandon Sheley Illustrious Member

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    #15
    maybe everyone isn't as "all knowing" as you appear to be :rolleyes:
     
    Brandon Sheley, Aug 10, 2008 IP
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    #16
    Yeah, its just PM spam. I got similar PMs lately, just ignored it ;)
     
    jackass2007, Aug 10, 2008 IP
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    GeminiFilly Peon

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    #17
    I tend to disagree, obviously the thread starter, a fairly established member fell for it and quite easily an unknowing newcomer to DP, not aware of the chronic pm spams here could fall for it. ;)
     
    GeminiFilly, Aug 10, 2008 IP
  18. FreelanceFirm

    FreelanceFirm Banned

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    #18
    Yes, you are correct!
    I am not very knowledgable about all these hacking tricks and so i just thought it to be a phising attack.

    Anyways, if you guys think that it is a stupid thread, i am requesting a MOD to close it.

    Thanks :)
     
    FreelanceFirm, Aug 10, 2008 IP
  19. MrDeejay

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    #19
    I got the same PM but I always get this kinda stuff and it's easy to tell if its phishing
     
    MrDeejay, Aug 10, 2008 IP
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    CountryBoy Prominent Member

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    #20
    I got this a couple of days ago too... I clicked it (oops).
    The link doesn't lead anywhere malicious. It's just a cheap spamming attempt.
     
    CountryBoy, Aug 10, 2008 IP
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