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May 25, 2015, 02:12:25 PM
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Wow, it has almost been 3 days.
What happened?
Why were the servers down for this long?

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May 25, 2015, 02:14:25 PM
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Did it HAVE to go down for Bitcoin Pizza Day?!
Worst time ever for bitcointalk withdrawals!!!
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May 25, 2015, 02:16:09 PM
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Someone used social engineering to gain access to the servers.
So a lot was compromised and that is why you have also received an email saying that you should change passwd and secret question.


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May 25, 2015, 02:17:00 PM
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Wow, it has almost been 3 days.
What happened?
Why were the servers down for this long?


if you want to have some fresh news next time, feel free to check:

https://twitter.com/bitcointalk

btw yes, i agree with you, 3 days without out lovely forum is to much, but eyh, at least we have it back Wink
also gj with take it back!

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May 25, 2015, 02:23:40 PM
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I hope you all have changed your passwords and changed your passwords for any emails, services or websites related to your email address or bitcointalk screen name.
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May 25, 2015, 02:25:11 PM
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Thank god it's up and running again  Smiley
BTW wtf is "social engineering" attack  Huh

I hope you all have changed your passwords and changed your passwords for any emails, services or websites related to your email address or bitcointalk screen name.

All done
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May 25, 2015, 02:28:15 PM
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Thank god it's up and running again  Smiley
BTW wtf is "social engineering" attack  Huh

I hope you all have changed your passwords and changed your passwords for any emails, services or websites related to your email address or bitcointalk screen name.

All done

Google my friend.
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May 25, 2015, 02:28:28 PM
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Social engineering is when you smoothtalk yourself into a serverroom or into the acounts. It is when you personaly and physacaly have contact with the item you hack. Opposed to the other kinds of hacking which is by bruteforcing it.

Glad it is up now, changed my password and the likes, glad I had a seperate password for the forum, so no changing  needed in other places.

Password: **********  Grin

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May 25, 2015, 02:29:03 PM
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wow it's like spring time has come after the long winter
i couldn't do anything in front of my computer in last 3 days  Grin

 
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May 25, 2015, 02:35:31 PM
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I'm glad finally the forum back online.

Don't forget to change your password and account secret question. Smiley
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Also, if you had a secret question set, then you should assume that the
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May 25, 2015, 02:35:49 PM
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Looks like we are up, finally Smiley Everyone, update your passwords!
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May 25, 2015, 02:38:58 PM
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I really happy to see this forum is online I don't know where to live while I'm online for 3 days  Cool

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May 25, 2015, 02:40:05 PM
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Welcome back everyone!

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May 25, 2015, 03:20:29 PM
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Thanks theymos for the hardwork. I changed my password but not my email ID as I'm not sure if I should do it as the pwd used on this forum wasn't used anywhere else fortunately. I've not received any phishing email except this one yesterday:

Whether you change your email or not is up to you and it should be ok but remember it has been exposed now so take that into consideration.

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May 25, 2015, 03:27:31 PM
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Thanks theymos for the hardwork. I changed my password but not my email ID as I'm not sure if I should do it as the pwd used on this forum wasn't used anywhere else fortunately. I've not received any phishing email except this one yesterday:

Whether you change your email or not is up to you and it should be ok but remember it has been exposed now so take that into consideration.

Yeah I know that the address is now revealed to the hacker but not the password. Anyways my PMs too don't have any sensitive information except my email address. Only issue is the IP addresses which have been leaked now. I hope it doesn't harm me or any other member.

I deleted my earlier message as it wasn't relevant to this thread.

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May 25, 2015, 03:29:58 PM
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Well, for security purposes, the first thing I did when I logged in to this forum is change my password. Better safe than sorry. It's nice to see that the forum is up and running again, and it's quite saddening that the downtime extended through our lovely Bitcoin for Pizza day. Sad But oh well, I guess that's how the system works after all. Good to see everything is back to normal (well, kinda).

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I hope you all have changed your passwords and changed your passwords for any emails, services or websites related to your email address or bitcointalk screen name.

Paranoid much ?  Roll Eyes
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May 25, 2015, 03:41:05 PM
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I hope you all have changed your passwords and changed your passwords for any emails, services or websites related to your email address or bitcointalk screen name.

Paranoid much ?  Roll Eyes

Those are called reasonable security practices considering the level of the security breach.

It's not paranoia if they are really out to get you. There are no delusions nor unreasonable nor irrational mistrust and suspicion. They actually broke into the database and got access to our information. To pretend it did not happen and not alter your access information appropriately is pure folly.

Maybe the forum staff should send law enforcement your details, since you appear to be attempting to discourage people from reacting in a rational fashion to secure their accounts. It appears you want time to crack open those password hashes...
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I hope you all have changed your passwords and changed your passwords for any emails, services or websites related to your email address or bitcointalk screen name.

Paranoid much ?  Roll Eyes
For users using password generators its really not much hassle, would take <5 minutes to change all important accounts and maybe <2 hours for all accounts.

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Please change your passwords if you use the same password at other places too, as you know theymos said.
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You know it really annoys me when moderators move posts around. After three days withdrawal I am sure some of the members would like to talk about it  rather than having the whole issue of the site down pushed away to some >other>meta>youcantfindme> location of the site.
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You know it really annoys me when moderators move posts around. After three days withdrawal I am sure some of the members would like to talk about it  rather than having the whole issue of the site down pushed away to some >other>meta>youcantfindme> location of the site.

It annoys you when threads are moved into the correct sections? Most members know that Meta is the place to look for such things relating to the forum so it's helpful having them in the right place.

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You know it really annoys me when moderators move posts around. After three days withdrawal I am sure some of the members would like to talk about it  rather than having the whole issue of the site down pushed away to some >other>meta>youcantfindme> location of the site.

I hate it when people put the bandages in the first aid kit too. It's really a bummer when people put things where they should be.  Seriously, it seems that everyone is out to complain about every aspect of the forum tonight.

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I hope you all have changed your passwords and changed your passwords for any emails, services or websites related to your email address or bitcointalk screen name.

Paranoid much ?  Roll Eyes
For users using password generators its really not much hassle, would take <5 minutes to change all important accounts and maybe <2 hours for all accounts.

Why would I change a password of anything else besides bct forum ?  ( even if I have a password generator) ..
The fact that he has my email address would not help him much..
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May 26, 2015, 12:30:21 PM
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I hope you all have changed your passwords and changed your passwords for any emails, services or websites related to your email address or bitcointalk screen name.

Paranoid much ?  Roll Eyes
For users using password generators its really not much hassle, would take <5 minutes to change all important accounts and maybe <2 hours for all accounts.

Why would I change a password of anything else besides bct forum ?  ( even if I have a password generator) ..
The fact that he has my email address would not help him much..

If you used the same password anywhere where your bitcointalk screen name or email address were used. Also your email account if it has the same password. Many people use the same password multiple places.
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I hope you all have changed your passwords and changed your passwords for any emails, services or websites related to your email address or bitcointalk screen name.

Paranoid much ?  Roll Eyes
For users using password generators its really not much hassle, would take <5 minutes to change all important accounts and maybe <2 hours for all accounts.

Why would I change a password of anything else besides bct forum ?  ( even if I have a password generator) ..
The fact that he has my email address would not help him much..

If you used the same password anywhere where your bitcointalk screen name or email address were used. Also your email account if it has the same password. Many people use the same password multiple places.

And I thought there is some other more serious reason...  Roll Eyes
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