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ESET Security Forums hacker...user info/passwords compromised


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#1 quietman7

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 02:13 PM

we have been informed by our third-party forum provider that user login details of ESET Security Forum members have been compromised...We recommend that all ESET Security Forum users change their passwords...

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security incident on forum.eset.com
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Posted 05 June 2014 - 09:11 PM

What are these hackers doing, competing for bragging rights? Surely they know that any financial details & license keys aren't stored on the forum sites.

 

Last year,  AVG was successfully hacked, during the same time there was an unsuccessful one directed towards Avast. More recently, it was Avast. Now it's ESET.

 

It's becoming a game of "Who's Next?"

 

Only I don't see the humor. Security breaches are of serious concern to the majority of us & having to swap passwords on a regular basis is already necessary, but for crap like this ticks me off, as we have to keep up with these w/out writing them on paper. I don't trust master passwords, nor apps that creates them. What if they're hacked? Unfortunately, there's a few who doesn't care, about this or much anything. These are usually the ones with the least to lose, however will be screaming bloody murder if $2 is missing, if it's noticed.

 

This is the exact reason why I don't directly access my back account online anymore. I call to get my balance & take notes of my transactions to verify accuracy & use a 3rd party provider to pay bills & merchants. And never recycle passwords used for forums & email accounts for this purpose. It's just too risky.

 

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Posted 05 June 2014 - 09:17 PM


 

What are these hackers doing, competing for bragging rights?

Yes. Look at me look at what I can do. There are "forums" where that type of thing gives you cred.

Just like in the old Yahoo Chat day's being a "coder" of booter's etc did. Whole sites were built around 1 guy who could code booters, Id crackers etc in Mostly VB6, and latter some VB.Net and even less C#  , and trading yahoo id's.

 

I once saw this id 15 underscores nike______________ go for 300 usd. No I am not kidding and remember those id's were cracked( stolen).


Edited by NickAu1, 05 June 2014 - 09:25 PM.


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 09:58 PM

Yes, I've noticed there are forums for most everything there is, legit or not. Some well known tech sites, that I won't list here, some of the membership likely knows of them anyway, where members openly list known working COA's & SLP's, all sorts of stuff. If something gets too far out of line, MS will complain & content is removed. No telling what's on the private section of these.

 

Here is the US last year, a forum was busted for swapping (or re-homing) adopted children, usually those with behavioral issues (likely not due to their fault). It was taken down.

 

I have no doubt there's similar ones on the teachings of hacking, the good ones becomes moderators & admins fast, I suppose. Problem is, the sites are likely in an area where no law of other countries can bust them or make arrests. That's the reason they're unstoppable. No law to bust them & if there are any, they're paid off to turn their heads (or face dire consequences). That's how criminals work.

 

A year or two ago, there was one in Australia, really had they not had a server in Virginia (I believe that was the state), the US couldn't have busted them. That one server on our soil gave the US the international right to make a bust & it was huge, Nearly a car lot full of expensive vehicles & other belongings. Nick, I'm sure you remember that one.

 

I don't know or remember all of the details, but part of it was the distribution of copyrighted and/or pirated software, games & movies.

 

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 05:35 AM

What are these hackers doing...

They know that security experts participate on these forums...maybe they are looking for personal info against those who attempt to counteract their endeavors.
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