Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by supermat007, Apr 22, 2009.
Change the password, change the security questions, and run spyware checkers. And stop falling for paypal phishing emails
LOL well.........If I fall for phishing emails...i wouldnt be here...id be at DP
Like i said, if i change the password they could get it again - they already got it once. My pc is as clean as a whistle, although ill do some more scans etc.
Just figuring out which plasma I want to buy for my turkish condo, thanks mate
Yess change passes .. remove emails .. add a fresh one with different .. password then your paypal is .. clean cookies .. maybe even change all your pass for everything who knows what else they no .. Good luck buddy ..
Change password, change the password for the email, and open a dispute for a unauthorized transaction. Also give details such as the IP was not the one you usually use when logging into your account etc. Call paypal by phone, they should help you out.
Afraid you may have to close your Paypal account. Paypal is not a bank (wouldn't matter because banks aren't any better) and they're not going to do anything to protect you. Chances are pretty good that it may be someone from Paypal who had access to Paypal's information. I know that I had a similar problem with my bank and their fraud department was a joke. I was the one who finally traced it down to one of their employees.
I'm surprised that who ever has access to your account hasn't locked you out of it and hasn't tried to take money directly out of your bank account. That's the next step. Because they can get your bank's routing number combine that with other info you gave Paypal (your bank account) and have a field day.
You may want to keep an eye on your bank account over the next few months. Especially if you start seeing someone adding a few cents to your account. That's a big giveaway. Then the only thing you can do is move your bank account to another bank. Changing your bank account or your credit/debit card won't help. It just gets worse from there.
Wish you luck...
I had to close my PayPal account and my bank account when I got hacked. Since it was an unauthorized transaction I got my money back but it took like a week to get it all sorted out. The amazing thing was I logged into my account while I was on the phone with PayPal and then the PayPal rep told me that the miscreant was logging into my account at that exact moment trying to get more money out!
I would suggest you should always clean your cookies,also I've read in some blog that hackers used keylogger to get their victims info
gaming stuff?you were robbed by chickens or semeone sold your account info. most of carders test with another things such as free trials.
There was a guy in bhw irc chat posting paypal emails/pass the other day.
hehe.... that comment was quite funny... lol
Well dude you probably either fell for a phishing e-mail or you have a trojan. Scan your computer, change the password and be more careful in the future.
I think you had become a victim of cookie stealing...if they are having your cookies the your password changing method will not work...and he can use it just by filling ur cookie details from his computer...so let the cookie expire!!!!
I've seen program built for egold were called "syphon viruses", and they basically piggybacked onto your connection somehow and whenever you logged into your egold account they logged in right behind you. No real hacking needed, just needed to know the IP address of the person you wanted to steal from.
I'm guessing someone figured out how to do this with paypal. It's a shame what the world has come to.
PayPal will never email you shit. Look at the headers in you emails from them.
1. run mulitple AVs. Scan in safe mode
2. restart computer
3. run browser, preferably FF, in a sandbox. Sandboxie is a user-friendly program
4. THEN log in to your PayPal account.
Nothing's failproof, but that should stop the average hacker jackhole
Y i forgot to mention one more thing...you could also be having a keylogger installed by the attacker!!!Try to go for a good spyware remover!!!!
I have to agree, I've been in the same situation and the only way is to close your a/c ASAP, you probally be advised to shut your bank a/c down too, Good luck.
Thanks guys (not everyone ) for the advice.....
I use NOD32 Antivirus and its constantly upto date. Never had a virus for a long time! So I dont think its that....
Cookie stealing?....I thought cookies where encrypted? hmmmmm
As theres no money in my bank im seeing how it goes. About to get on the phone to paypal now.
Also even if they have access to my paypal, paypal doesnt show the card numbers or bank numbers.. They just show XXXXXXXXX and then like the last 4 numbers?
Ill let you know what paypal say.
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