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  09:12:08  20 May 2019
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Lord_Santa
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so... forum got hacked, huh?

and someone sniffed out my password... fortunately it's extremely old and outdated and I only use it here, but even so - something happened to the forums the other day (it was down) and now all of the sudden I get an extortion e-mail from random schmuck thinking he can Nigeria-prince some money off of me by telling me he's got mah password (and webcam filming me, yadda-yadda-yadda) - either which way; the password, he did have and I would urge everyone to make certain that yours weren't compromised.
  14:08:36  20 May 2019
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Three Mile Island
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the password, he did have
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Did he show it to you?


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and I would urge everyone to make certain that yours weren't compromised.
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Sounds like a good idea. Too bad most members are not around anymore and can see this warning.

Thanks for alert, Santa.

Edit: just checked my throwaway email account, and I haven't received anything yet.
  15:26:45  20 May 2019
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Lord_Santa
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the password, he did have
Did he show it to you?

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he did indeed show it to me - alongside with the 'threat' (it was at the top of the e-mail)

I noticed during the weekend, as I tried to log on GSC Game World, that there was no threads visible, etc. - and a bunch of numbers (in red) stating "2006" in descending order on the page, etc. - which is why I'm making the assumption that it was the forum (that and the fact that I don't use that password anywhere else)
  16:38:11  20 May 2019
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Three Mile Island
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he did indeed show it to me
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Makes you wonder if passwords are stored in plain text on the server.


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I noticed during the weekend, as I tried to log on GSC Game World, that there was no threads visible, etc. - and a bunch of numbers (in red) stating "2006" in descending order on the page, etc.

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I saw that too, was afraid for a while that GSC was deleting the forum on purpose.
  20:30:03  24 May 2019
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Don Reba
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Makes you wonder if passwords are stored in plain text on the server.
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They are. You definitely should not use the same password here as anywhere else.

https://www.gsc-game.com/main.php?t=community&s=forums&s_game_type=gs&thm_page=1&thm_id=1880&sec_id=2
  23:02:16  24 May 2019
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insanelazarez
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Well, it happened to me too... but the server has issues. I managed to reset password only by a different device. In my pc it was impossible to reset it. And then issue was solved by reset password from a other device.
  04:32:29  17 June 2019
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Tejas Stalker
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so... forum got hacked, huh?

I was warned by several of the credit monitoring services I use, maybe a year or more ago that several of my old passwords were compromised. I had changed them all except for here that was still using my old one. After this post I went ahead and changed it. Luckily no breach of security.

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  13:49:36  17 June 2019
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nashathedog
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Same here I've been lucky & had no issues but I do use a one off password here. I also spend around £45 a year for Norton Internet security, I'm relatively new to the internet first coming online around the same time I joined GSC, at the time I knew nothing about the risks online, It's lucky I went with Norton as my inexperience has tripped me up many times when Norton chimed in & saved the day.
 
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