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This account was compromised (and if I find out who did it, you'll be… - Walrus Cloudy
...now it's clear
This account was compromised (and if I find out who did it, you'll be sorry) and it's really soured me on LJ for a while. I expect, though I don't know for certain, that this was the first account compromised, and through it they got my Gmail and Yahoo! accounts, and access to my PayPal account, where over $250 in unauthorized transactions were effected. Yes, I know, I'm the dumbass that used the same password for everything. "I've learned a lesson." </smarmy> Also, yes, the PayPal transactions were disputed and I notified the bank in time to stop-payment on the transfers.

I want a different username, but I'm not paying for a rename, and I'm not starting another journal (I have over a year of paid time left on this account.) So, I'll probably start posting here more, but I think I'm giving up my LJ volunteering -- I have barely touched the volunteer side in the last couple of months, and didn't miss my privs at all when they were gone while my account was unsecured.


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jpallan From: jpallan Date: December 6th, 2005 02:51 am (UTC) (Link)
Man, that sucks. Most compromises are brute force attacks, though, so it's probably not anyone on your LJ friends.

Want a rename token for Christmas?

I remember my first compromise, though it was never my LJ. It made me feel like shit and incredibly vulnerable.
burr86 From: burr86 Date: December 6th, 2005 02:58 am (UTC) (Link)
You could ask Accounts to transfer your paid time; who knows, they might do it.
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