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    Lot of hacking going on lately?

    I know this is nothing new or whatever but lately it seems alot of people are getting hacked and having items/NP removed instead of pets.

    Anyone else seen/been a victim of this?

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    I have seen a lot more cracks going on lately. A few RL neofriends have had problems with items dissappearing, and I doubt it's that common of a glitch.

    Unfortunately, one of the downsides of captchas getting scrapped is that people are going to be able to seriously speed up account-grabbing. Change any passwords you have and you should be good. I doubt anyone is out there bruteforcing Neopets accounts, and if they are they'd be going for admin accounts anyway.

    Chances are they're using old leaks and either doing it manually or using programs to check and secure accounts, so changing a password should keep most people out.

    It's just lame that people are going after active accounts.

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    yeah :I

    no need to beat a dead horse.

    They seem to be targetting people with trades and auctions with high value items - pets don't seem to be the target thankfully (too easy to trace i guess)

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    I think once in a while there have been always quite a few boards here and there of people getting their items stolen.

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    Considering the old stolen database is public with user info, and JumpStart does not make this more evident to players... One e-mail? Really?

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    Few months ago someone got into my account took 2 high end items (both worth about 150mill together)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infamous Joe View Post
    Considering the old stolen database is public with user info, and JumpStart does not make this more evident to players... One e-mail? Really?
    Ikr, but maybe the undo of captchas was their way of speeding up the process of us ravaging through it!

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    How do people gain access to other people's accounts? Were their passwords posted somewhere?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsPeteBrah View Post
    How do people gain access to other people's accounts? Were their passwords posted somewhere?

    Basically, yeah. There was a leak back in 2012/2013 and at the time this info was being sold, but it's been made public on the past year and people can basically just look it up whenever (though I've only seen one website with the leak which requires you to pay like two dollars to access the whole thing).

    I believe that the leak was a .txt file with all registered usernames alongside with their passwords, pins, date of birth and email (and even IP addresses I think? might be wrong about the IP cus I'm not sure anymore)

    After someone mailed this news company/website that then reached to Jumpstart, JS thought hey we might wanna actually do something to help here right
    so what did they do?
    they emailed every account that was created prior to the leak saying "dude there was a leak of our database but not our fault because we hadn't bought the site yet 'k so you may wanna log in to your account and change your password xoxo" and nothing else basically lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Decepticon View Post
    Basically, yeah. There was a leak back in 2012/2013 and at the time this info was being sold, but it's been made public on the past year and people can basically just look it up whenever (though I've only seen one website with the leak which requires you to pay like two dollars to access the whole thing).

    I believe that the leak was a .txt file with all registered usernames alongside with their passwords, pins, date of birth and email (and even IP addresses I think? might be wrong about the IP cus I'm not sure anymore)

    After someone mailed this news company/website that then reached to Jumpstart, JS thought hey we might wanna actually do something to help here right
    so what did they do?
    they emailed every account that was created prior to the leak saying "dude there was a leak of our database but not our fault because we hadn't bought the site yet 'k so you may wanna log in to your account and change your password xoxo" and nothing else basically lol
    they also did a password reset on accounts affected by the breach.

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