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Craigslist Account HACKED!

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by cjmo75, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. cjmo75

    cjmo75 BANNED BANNED

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    Wow! I just logged into my Craigslist account this morning to see about 20 ads that I didn't post.

    They were all to CPA offers, which leads me to believe that someone, somehow has gotten hold of my account details and is posting CPA offer classified ads with it.

    I believe I just caught it, because none of them had been flagged yet.

    Has this happened to anyone else here and how could it happen?
     
  2. rebbeca

    rebbeca Regular Member

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    format your computer, change password, install anti-virus.
     
  3. bertbaby

    bertbaby Elite Member

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    Use Ubuntu instead of Windows or Mac for work on those dicey sites. There are no viruses or trojans for Ubuntu in the wild.

    You either have a keylogger on you rmachine or use stronger passwords.
     
  4. cjmo75

    cjmo75 BANNED BANNED

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    This sucks. I've had that account for almost 5 years. In fact, it may be longer. I opened that account right after Craigslist started.

    Is there some sort of software that allows people to do this or was it a straight hack job?
     
  5. YeaWhatever

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    It sounds like you have a key logger on your PC.

    From a different PC, change your CL password immediately as well as any other passwords you have out there.

    Next, as much as it sucks, you are going to have to reformat your PC. Before you do that, offload as much of the important files as you can. Do this with WiFi off and/or your network cable unplugged.
     
  6. Mobileblackhat

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    Maybe you run firefox, saved your login details and someone steal your cookies ?

    if ya.check you mail accounts, server accounts etc pp..Maybe u use the same on all services.That sucks if someone stole it!
     
  7. Venture

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    stop using windows & ie/ff


    that just asking to get exploit packed and pwnt.
     
  8. egg_tsun

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    What the hell, my account has been hacked too, they posted 3 ads this week. All of them are selling ebooks. :(
     
  9. bertbaby

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    Before you go crazy reformatting your drive try malwarebytes and see what it detects. Reformatting your hard drive is kind of useless if your backups are also infected. If you do decide to backup use a boot CD to bring up your computer so that any malware that is infecting your machine is disabled.
     
  10. soberealtor

    soberealtor Junior Member

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    its probably quite simple...did u buy the accounts? maybe ur provider accidently resold the same account.
     
  11. dextor1372

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    L M F A O of COURSE there are virus's for linux OS's how do you think dedi server's get hacked? do you think twitter / facebook etc run on Windows? they are called rootkits by nature and there are 100's of them out there. why do you think there are linux AntiVirus applications and rootkit scanners.

    NEWS FLASH they even have anti virus apps for Mac !!!! oO

    Open your eyes and stop thinking like a child.
     
  12. sousen

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    Is the account was created by you or you just bought it form some one? if you bought it some time they did that type of trick
     
  13. bertbaby

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    Well Sunshine it's been a while since I have been called a child but I will take that as a compliment! This also gives me an opportunity to educate the newbies that have already been burned by malware. ;)

    I'm not sure if you have a job in the security industry or that you even use a Linux distro but I can assure the answer for me to both questions would be in the affirmative. You are correct when you say no system is a 100% secure but that is stating the obvious and shades of grey are important in life. Keep in mind that many of the malware exploits for Linux were targeted specifically for server editions of the distros and not desktops because like Dillinger said,"That's were the money is!"

    If you use a Linux Distro you might use Clam-AV and, yes, as you pointed out there is malware out there folks for Linux and, oh my gosh, they had ten new variants just this past month! Shocking! That said, AV-Test.org estimated that the number of malware samples totaled 22 million in 2009 and that number was to exceed 30 million variants in 2010. Almost all of this malware was targeted for Windows machines!

    I think you can see where this is going folks! Ten malware variants for Linux and a million a month of new variants for Windows. So Sunshine I ask you this very simple question and be honest with me (and we will leave virtualization out of the picture because that's the right way to do this). You have to go to a known malware forum where the script kiddies play with new payloads for their torrents, why because it's your job! Now what would you feel safer visiting that site with? A fully patched PC Windows machine armed with the latest security engines and up to-date signatures or running Ubuntu without any AV software altogether? (And by the way I am not recommending unsafe computer practices but I am making a point here.)

    If you said Windows now you're being childish and I'm LMAO and that's why they have 30 million different malware variants in the wild waiting for you. Because one day one will find you. It's just the numbers and odds working against you and the odds are more in your favor with a Linux distro. Also, watch out because the next wild west will be exploits for those smart phone platforms and keyloggers are just the tip of the new malware iceberg.

    I like Ubuntu by the way because of its very good driver support, easy install and fast performance on old equipment. Plus it's free allowing you to break free of the Micrapple chains!

    Cheers!
     
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  14. slackgen99

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    You have no idea what you are talking about. I was doing this since 1999 and if you do not copy paste a moronic command to terminal it is impossible to get your box infected unless you are very famous. As long as you disable executing on tmp it is quite impossible FOR NORMAL users' box..