Jump to content


 


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.


Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Photo

A question about runescape...


  • Please log in to reply
7 replies to this topic

#1 joebsts

joebsts

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:24 AM

Posted 20 May 2011 - 10:49 PM

(I'm not sure if this is the correct area for this so if it's not please move it.)

This is probably a longshot but some peace of mind would be nice.

Anyway, I play Runescape, which to those that don't know is a java browser game and several weeks ago I unfortunately entered my password onto a phishing website (a replica of the official website). My password was changed, but I was able to recover it and change my password to something different.

But today, it happened again. My account was accessed and my password was changed, but I could recover it again. Thanks to the good people here, it seems the rest of my computer is clean and secure, and I was wondering if anybody had any idea how it could have happened and maybe a way to stop it.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)

 


#2 the_patriot11

the_patriot11

    High Tech Redneck


  • BC Advisor
  • 6,755 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wyoming USA
  • Local time:03:24 AM

Posted 21 May 2011 - 12:04 AM

Its possible that when you had it done the first time they got ahold of your contact email address and cloned your email, in which case they can reset your password as many times as you can-I would recomend going into runescape, and putting in a different contact email and changing your security questions.

picard5.jpg

 

Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

If I don't reply within 24 hours of your reply, feel free to send me a pm.


#3 joebsts

joebsts
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:24 AM

Posted 21 May 2011 - 01:28 PM

Thank you for your input, sir. If the email has been cloned, is it still safe to use? it's my primary email, and I would prefer not to have to switch.

#4 the_patriot11

the_patriot11

    High Tech Redneck


  • BC Advisor
  • 6,755 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wyoming USA
  • Local time:03:24 AM

Posted 21 May 2011 - 04:12 PM

If that is the case, then there is a very real chance that whoever cloned your email is either receiving any email you get and can access any account you have setup with that email. I would switch email clients as well, most email clients these days are free, little bit of a hassle transfering contacts and sending them all your new email, but in the end security is very important.

picard5.jpg

 

Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

If I don't reply within 24 hours of your reply, feel free to send me a pm.


#5 joebsts

joebsts
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:24 AM

Posted 21 May 2011 - 05:24 PM

Well, that's unfortunate. It seems this may go deeper than i thought.

I have decided to close the email account, but will they still have access to any of the emails that were sent, and emails that may be sent in the future?

Thank you for all your help, by the way.

Edited by joebsts, 21 May 2011 - 05:42 PM.


#6 the_patriot11

the_patriot11

    High Tech Redneck


  • BC Advisor
  • 6,755 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wyoming USA
  • Local time:03:24 AM

Posted 21 May 2011 - 07:47 PM

Just for that email account, and only the ones that were sent/received from the time they started the clone, and thats of course, assuming they did clone it, its possible they have another way into your runescape account, its not the most secure out there so its possible that they havent cloned it, however, I would still assume the worst nad change email accounts.

picard5.jpg

 

Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

If I don't reply within 24 hours of your reply, feel free to send me a pm.


#7 joebsts

joebsts
  • Topic Starter

  • Members
  • 14 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Local time:03:24 AM

Posted 21 May 2011 - 08:04 PM

Unfortunately, I have no way of knowing it's secure unless it happens again, so I'm trying to cover as many bases as I possibly can. I've done just about everything I can think of to make sure I'm secure, so thank you once again for all of your assistance.

#8 the_patriot11

the_patriot11

    High Tech Redneck


  • BC Advisor
  • 6,755 posts
  • OFFLINE
  •  
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Wyoming USA
  • Local time:03:24 AM

Posted 22 May 2011 - 01:15 AM

Not a problem, best of luck, and if theres anything else we can help you with feel free to ask. :thumbsup:

picard5.jpg

 

Primary system: Motherboard: ASUS M4A89GTD PRO/USB3, Processor: AMD Phenom II x4 945, Memory: 16 gigs of Patriot G2 DDR3 1600, Video: AMD Sapphire Nitro R9 380, Storage: 1 WD 500 gig HD, 1 Hitachi 500 gig HD, and Power supply: Coolermaster 750 watt, OS: Windows 10 64 bit. 

Media Center: Motherboard: Gigabyte mp61p-S3, Processor: AMD Athlon 64 x2 6000+, Memory: 6 gigs Patriot DDR2 800, Video: Gigabyte GeForce GT730, Storage: 500 gig Hitachi, PSU: Seasonic M1211 620W full modular, OS: Windows 10.

If I don't reply within 24 hours of your reply, feel free to send me a pm.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users