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How I lost my $50,000 Twitter username

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by zoomsixx, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. zoomsixx

    zoomsixx Senior Member Premium Member

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  2. l3abyKnight

    l3abyKnight Newbie

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    I would be FURIOUS if I was that guy! Can't believe PayPal's security is so flawed!
     
  3. Sunday Lunch

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    Funnily enough I just finishing reading this on Medium and the reply from the holder of @JB is also interesting in terms of security measures you should take with Amazon -

    http://d.pr/n/KUMK
     
  4. SerpEvil

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    shit,crazy story ...........
     
  5. lizmoz

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    I'd think after that article went viral Twitter would reinstate the user name...
     
  6. mickyfu

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    Yes I lost my personal Twitter account @Mattcutts to some fat cn*t.
     
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  7. tonib

    tonib Power Member

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    I can't even imaging the talk over the phone

    Guy: 1112
    GD: Nope
    Guy: 1113
    GD: Nope
    Guy: 1114
    GD: Nope
    ...30 minutes later...
    Guy: 5516
    GD: That is exactly right, sir! You have successfully verified your account!
     
  8. IMpossible

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    OMG that stuff scared me. :O
     
  9. kazhkaz

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    Read this few hours ago. Very interesting and scary story...
     
  10. DeniX3

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    Very good read. I use namecheap and hope they do better in terms of security....
    Not surprised at all with Paypal. Monkeys doesn`t care about numbers. :)
     
  11. mindlesswizard

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    Damn this is not good !
     
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    Fuck..thats bad... But hacker is really mastermind :d

    Learned some new stuff to keep things safe :)
     
  13. Smart SEO

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    Fuckin idiots PayPal, they get me in trouble for having a few disputes yet they hand out credit card details like its candy! Still though that hacker is smart, hes got talent, too bad he isnt using it for good rather than bad.
     
  14. Free Man

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    He should take those $50k when offered..
     
  15. arianit

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    I don't know why people keep using Paypal, they are all stupid. I always avoid using it, though I have no credit card stored in it.
     
  16. Smart SEO

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    Ignorant answer.Alot of SEO services on here only allow Paypal, that's why i need it! Also try buying something on eBay without a paypal and see how far that takes you.
     
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  17. arianit

    arianit Newbie

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    I don't buy stuff in on eBay, and I said, I avoid using PayPal, so if i have no other choice, PayPal it is. It bothers me why the number of PayPal users doesn't decrease even though I read everyday how people are dissatisfied with their services, especially their robotic support.
     
  18. Beven

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    Should have flogged it when he had the chance
     
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  19. zoomsixx

    zoomsixx Senior Member Premium Member

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    Bitcoin is the way to go. I'm starting to accept it and more and more people are starting to pay with it.
     
  20. kelvin.thechamp

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    Thats pretty freaky reminds me famous skype hack as my skype also sometime ago hacked by just providing 3 contacts nick, full name and DOB (which all can be getteble easily from skype profile) to there customer service rep and they changed the primary email id associated with it after a 6 days fight with skype guys and hacker it self i was able to get it back thank god its patched now , more then enough to show how big companies like microsoft has dumb way to cross check real user vs hackers

    Regards
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