Our user data has been stolen

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Our user data has been stolen

Postby cal » Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:07 am

I am still investigating, but it appears our user database has been stolen.

The database does not contain much of interest - essentially your email address and a coded password. The password should not be readable.

I know the system was attacked by hackers in mid 2017, though at the time it just looked like a failed attempt that ultimately crashed the system.

I suspect the data was stolen then, though by definition we might have been hacked more recently and not be aware of it.

(1) You may receive a "I have your password" spam message asking for money - ignore it.

(2) You may want to change your passwords if you share them with this site - standard practice now is to keep a different password on every site.

When I find out more, I will post further notices here.


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Re: Our user data has been stolen

Postby Waringmatt » Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:29 am

I had an email containing the 'we have you password , give us money' which stated the password that I used for here. I think its the only site I used that one for. So think they may have been able to get to the data.




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