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Author Topic: URGENT: Hacker/fishing attack on TC forum or "just me" situation  (Read 239 times)

Offline TT

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Hi there,

There is, possibly, ongoing a hacker/fishing attack on the forum, or it could be "just me" situation with a compromised DNS.

I have long suspected no https protocol for the forum is asking for troubles here.

So, here is what's happened seconds ago:

0) was logged-in "forever" checking the recent posts
1) refreshed that page this morning: somehow found my self to be "a guest"
2) typed in my credentials, pressed Enter
3) was greeted with stylized:


Error 403

We're sorry, but we could not fulfill your request for /index.php?action=login2 on this server.

You do not have permission to access this server. Before trying again, close your browser, run anti-virus and anti-spyware software and remove any viruses and spyware from your computer.

Your technical support key is: xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx

You can use this key to fix this problem yourself.
<-- a hidden symbol here

If you are unable to fix the problem yourself, please contact the WEBMA5TER and be sure to provide the technical support key shown above.

4) immediately changed password
5) reporting here and asking URGENTLY for an ACTION, or, at least, about the REVIEW of SECURITY POLICIES

All forum users, please, do report here.

Offline Greg Erskine

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Re: URGENT: Hacker/fishing attack on TC forum or "just me" situation
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2021, 11:54:08 AM »
I have been getting that for a long time....months, maybe years.  :o