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November 14, 2017, 09:05:17 PM
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I have received this email:

Hello,

I sell an e-mail database of Bitcointalk forum users.

Quantity of unique e-mails: 543,690
63,000 users from parsing and
492,000 users from the dump purchased on DarkNet.

The database is not fake, you can check it by doing the following:
1. Find any e-mail on any Bitcointalk page
2. Tell me first three characters of that e-mail
3. I send you all e-mails from my database that begin with these characters

The price of the database is 1 BTC.

This database can be used to involve new investors in ICO projects and find partners for any crypto-currency business.

If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact me.

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November 14, 2017, 09:19:15 PM
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Yes. There's another thread on the front page asking the same thing: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2403178.0

The forum database was hacked with all the password hashes and emails leaked. That guy could just be a scammer though.

Details of the attack: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1067985.0

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November 14, 2017, 09:22:47 PM
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Yes. There's another thread on the front page asking the same thing: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=2403178.0

The forum database was hacked with all the password hashes and emails leaked. That guy could just be a scammer though.
Let's assume for a minute that database is good enough,brings me to my next question

1.How many of those accounts from that hack are active anyway ?
2.Even if the email address is valid,what is the guarantee that will turn out to be potential investors for the ICO if one is buying them for 1 btc ?

I don't see no point for anyone wanting to put 1 btc for an obsolete list.

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November 14, 2017, 09:24:15 PM
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My account and many more were involved.

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November 14, 2017, 11:28:02 PM
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Well this must be a recent attack, my email address is compromised as he sent it to me.
 
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November 15, 2017, 12:23:37 AM
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How do you work that out that it must have been recent? You signed up here in 2013.

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November 15, 2017, 02:53:57 PM
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How do you work that out that it must have been recent? You signed up here in 2013.

Because I changed my email address from the one I registered with in 2017.
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November 15, 2017, 03:08:02 PM
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Well, have you signed up for any crapcoin ICO campaigns or giveaways? It's a known fact that there's several of those that have been collecting and selling email addresses and most of them are all types of shadiness and scam-bastardry. Was it an address unique to this forum? Are you sure you didn't sign up to any other crypto related sites with it?

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November 15, 2017, 03:19:00 PM
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Well, have you signed up for any crapcoin ICO campaigns or giveaways? It's a known fact that there's several of those that have been collecting and selling email addresses and most of them are all types of shadiness and scam-bastardry. Was it an address unique to this forum? Are you sure you didn't sign up to any other crypto related sites with it?
Yeah the address isn't used on any other site associated with Crypto, I am 100% sure the breach was from here. i have not signed up to any other forums or even exchanges with my hotmail account. I have a dedicated email address I use for Crypto related sites like exchanges and haven't signed up to any ICO sites even with that address.
I am quite careful with my emails, which is why I am asking about this recent mail that was sent to me.

As far as I can tell, the hack must have happened in the last 6 months.
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November 15, 2017, 03:23:00 PM
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I have received same message yesterday. Probably, these 492 000 emails are from old Bitcointalk database hack. I didn't had Bitcointalk account then, so it must be taken from somewhere else. It shouldn't be difficult, because my email visible in my profile. Personally, I didn't participated in crapcoin giveaways, airdrops with this email, but i'm using for all my registrations on crypto related websites.

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Were there images in this e-mail?  I'd be interested in seeing the html and headers of the message itself.
With hotmail: open e-mail, click the "more" arrow on right, select "view message source"
... this would probably need to be sent in a PM or info omitted for privacy.

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February 25, 2018, 05:59:21 AM
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Yeah the address isn't used on any other site associated with Crypto

Doesn't really matter - its so easy nowadays for networks to link different aspects about you to your master advertising record, including your different emails.

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February 25, 2018, 11:14:43 AM
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My account and many more were involved.
This is a very dangerous thing for the email account bitcointalk account. I think people should be careful in protecting their account.

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