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DigitalPoint under heavy phishing attacks!

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Games master, Jan 21, 2008.

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    Games master, Jan 21, 2008 IP
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  2. sji2671

    sji2671 Self Made Mind

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    Yep, Al posted about it here. It pays to be vigilant as it would be pretty easy to fall for an old trick when given a new disguise.
     
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    007wood Banned

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    What is phishing?
     
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    Games master Well-Known Member

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    In computing, phishing is an attempt to criminally and fraudulently acquire sensitive information, such as usernames, passwords and credit card details, by masquerading as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication. eBay, PayPal and online banks are common targets. Phishing is typically carried out by email or instant messaging.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing
     
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    johnwoof Peon

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    hi

    lolol

    i also clicked that link but i use password filler & it dont get popuped to fill password and i saw the url & thought it was just a mistake & i ignore it

    tthanks
     
    johnwoof, Jan 21, 2008 IP
  6. Games master

    Games master Well-Known Member

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    LOL! You were lucky. :D
     
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    The RS Seller Member

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    Thanks for the heads up...
     
    The RS Seller, Jan 21, 2008 IP
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    It would be better to tell us directly how to avoid phishing attack right here at dp rather than directing the members to some personal blogs. Does it look fair?
     
    dairyman, Jan 21, 2008 IP
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    Abhisek Banned

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    Just every time when you login check the url in address bar if it shows some other url other then digitalpoint url then it is phissing :D

    Regards,
    Abhisek,
    Mutha Hostings
     
    Abhisek, Jan 21, 2008 IP
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    peepin2me Well-Known Member

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    I got the phishing PM too
     
    peepin2me, Jan 21, 2008 IP
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    Yes I got one link in pm by this guy who is banned now, that faked the DP login screen, I was lucky to change my password really fast.
     
    Red_Virus, Jan 21, 2008 IP
  12. wisdomtool

    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    Well I did change my password to be more on the secure side, but hell it took me the whole morning trying to remember my new password.....
     
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    wisdomtool Moderator Staff

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    It is down, the last time I remembered was it was at 000webhost.com a free web hosting service, I send them an abuse email. But I guess that guy seemed quite determined, he will sure get another host and start again, it is better to be vigilant.
     
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    Meth_ Well-Known Member

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    I swear, these phishers are RETARDED!

    imma prank call them so bad
     
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    Games master Well-Known Member

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    he went down because i reported the site. Yeah i do agree...he'll come back again.

    yeah! I still reported them to namecheap...I wonder if anything can be really done.
     
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    I got a couple of these pms to, glad I deleted :D
     
    gotlinks, Jan 21, 2008 IP
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    Alot of you guys are webmasters so you should be able to pick up this sort of stuff easily seeing as you have experience with the interweb. :)

    I never fall for it but alot of my friends do.
     
    chopsticks, Apr 23, 2008 IP