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Has my account been compromised/hacked?

Discussion in 'Forum Suggestions & Feedback' started by Frankie4FingersPart2, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Frankie4FingersPart2

    Frankie4FingersPart2 Newbie

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    Hello,

    my original username was Frankie4Fingers. I've been active for a pair of years around here, also been a Jr. Vip.

    Today every time I tried to login, I got this message at the first attempt:

    "Wrong username or password. You have used up your failed login quota! Please wait 15 minutes before trying again. Don't forget that the password is case sensitive. Forgotten your password? Click here!"

    I've also tried to reset the password and cleaning the cookies, but I keep getting that message after I try to login.

    Any mods can help me with this?

    Thanks,

    F4F
     
  2. loginproblem

    loginproblem Newbie

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    Same here man :(

    It's all day that i'm trying to login without success. I've changed the password too...

    Anyone who can help us?
     
  3. socialmediaguru

    socialmediaguru Newbie

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    Hi,
    This is happening with my account too. Mine more than 1years old account,I am not able to login from today morning.

    Mine id- rrkjaiswal63

    Moderator please check the issue.
     
  4. Frankie4FingersPart2

    Frankie4FingersPart2 Newbie

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    Seeing I'm not the only one, I guess there's some bot attacks going on...like something that scrapes the user lists and try to login continuosly with wrong passwords to prevent us legit users to login...
     
  5. Maotts

    Maotts Newbie

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    Relax, I'm sure the admins/mods are working on it. I'm sure they are aware of the problem as well. It is probably some sort of an error, not bots hacking accounts. Either way, it will be cleared up.

    In the case of it being bots, I'd suggest you get your contact info ready: e-mail registered to the account, password you normally use, and IP normally associated with the account.

    Just don't keep creating new accounts if the error persists. The last thing BHW needs is a bunch of accounts being created and created and not used. Plus creating new accounts is against the rules. We wouldn't want you to lose your account you normally use.

    If you keep getting logged out or not being able to log in, just browse what you can. I know it may be a hassle, but some of BHW is better than no BHW.

    Thanks for reading,
     
  6. VirtualSEO

    VirtualSEO Newbie

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    ^ I disagree!

    I am also having this problem (username = bestmate) and who knows if the mods are aware or not so i created a new account so as to be able to post about the problem and let Admins know it is affecting a number of people! i already tried everything the OP did and more but nothing worked.
     
  7. Maotts

    Maotts Newbie

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    Maybe so, I'm just trying to calm some of the other members. They may be trying to fix the problem before a lot more people notice and start to panic. Or once they realize it is a similar problem to almost everyone or a big portion is when they will make it known to all.

    Have any of you had problems with the e-mail account that is normally registered to your BHW account? If you are able to log into the e-mail, maybe it is possible to attempt and reset the password?
     
  8. VirtualSEO

    VirtualSEO Newbie

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    If you read the OPs post you will see he already tried this and i have tried too. Reset password x 3, waited an hour, cleared cookies, etc etc but nothing worked.
     
  9. Maotts

    Maotts Newbie

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    Although I don't know if this is possible, maybe some sort of keylogger malware or virus installed onto the site which tracks the keystrokes of the users. So if you change the password it already tracked what you typed. But I don't know if that is possible, I don't know to much on that subject.
     
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  10. Maotts

    Maotts Newbie

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    If it is a malware problem, copy some of the pages while you can so you have something to read. I have a feeling BHW will go down for a little while so they can try and sort it out.
     
  11. Frankie4FingersPart2

    Frankie4FingersPart2 Newbie

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    In my opinion, they are just preventing the users to login (as wrote above, probably some bots that keep try to log in with wrong passwords after it scraped the usernames from the memberslist) and they aren't stealing anything, since for that it would take a more complex approach and I'm pretty sure BHW has first class security.
     
  12. drogon

    drogon Elite Member Premium Member

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    Guys try again. Its working for me now! :)
     
  13. toyo

    toyo BANNED BANNED

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    lol, so many of you created new accounts just for this? Next time just wait or ask in the IRC
     
  14. bulldogzg

    bulldogzg Senior Member

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    Yup same thing here - then I ran CC cleaner and used US proxy to log in (I'm from Europe) and it worked!
     
  15. davidosman55

    davidosman55 Registered Member

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    Ihave the same problem but I'm able to still login using my Iphone
     
  16. Maotts

    Maotts Newbie

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    what is the irc?
     
  17. frigideru

    frigideru Registered Member

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    Had the same problem all day. Trying to reset my password for 5 times till now. You can all retry your old pass or get a new one and it should work fine.
    Good luck!
     
  18. Dminion

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    Can't login..it always makes me wait for 15 minutes...Username "Kiseki" please help...Thanks..
     
  19. beazt

    beazt Power Member

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    LOL, never seen so many noobs in a single thread before:D
     
  20. wopper

    wopper Newbie

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    Had same problem .Working again :D