Site database stollen?

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vitoco
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Site database stollen?

Post by vitoco » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:01 pm

Hey!

I started receiving XXX spam in my Atarimania-dedicated mailbox today, so it seems that users info from this site has been comprised.

Is someone else receiving those emails from Daniele, Stasy, Deizy, Giliane, ... with a link pointing to a scam/dates/porn site?
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atarimania
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Re: Site database stollen?

Post by atarimania » Sat May 05, 2018 8:01 am

Hi,

I don't have any information about it. I'm going to update the phpBB forum to the last version...
billkendrick
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Re: Site database stollen?

Post by billkendrick » Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:23 am

Can confirm.

I got a random email a couple of days ago or so, telling me someone stole my login. They lie, and claim it's for my email account, and that they have records of me looking at porn sites, yada yada yada. They always ask to send them Bitcoin; I've gotten a bunch of these kinds of emails recently, with random throw-away passwords I had used at sites I can't even recall, long long ago (e.g. "1234", etc. -- yes, yes... cue the Spaceballs quote).

Anyway, the most recent one DEFINITELY had my AtariMania login's password, so it seems you've been hacked. :( Presumably, everyone here on the site should change their password. (REMEMBER: Don't re-use the same password on multiple sites! One weak link, and you're screwed!)

Good luck, folks!
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atarimania
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Re: Site database stollen?

Post by atarimania » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:26 pm

Hi,

Someone attacked our site during several weeks. We changed the user database protection with a strong encryption of email and password.
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Kr0tki
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Re: Site database stollen?

Post by Kr0tki » Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:31 am

Encryption of password? Do I understand correctly that you keep user passwords in a form that can be decrypted back to the original text?
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