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Susann
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:53 am Reply with quote

I´m a member of many forums and I noticed I got from some private messages from guys I don´t know.This happens and it could be just spam. However, I believe it could also be because the db was hacked.
If so doesn´t a website owner need to make this public or inform his registered users ?
I only was informed when phpBB was hacked long time ago and never got from any other site such useful information what to do.However, I know what I have to do but I find its only fair to inform all registered user if such things occur.
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kguske
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:12 am Reply with quote

If private information was compromised, yes, site members should be notified.

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Susann
PostPosted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 7:56 am Reply with quote

Well, to be honest whenever I get such PMs I try to change all my data because you can´t be sure you will be notfied through the website owner.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:51 am Reply with quote

This is a faked admin /moderator PM I got just yesterday from a forum:
Subject:Warning! Next time we will have to complaint to your ISP.

Quote:
Dear, myusername!

A virus alert was noticed on your computer.
We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately: securitytool-2010.org/myusername
If you do not pass this test* we will have to delete your account and forward a complaint to your ISP.


If you get something or a similar message never click the link. Rolling Eyes
 
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