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bushcraftuk has been hacked!!!!!

Discussion in 'Suggestions, bugs and feedback about the site' started by Auntystatic, May 18, 2018.

  1. Auntystatic

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    this site has been hacked, I am now getting phishing emails from the address I use exclusively on this site, the email I just got was a spoof from edf energy demanding I pay a bill of over 500 pounds.

    You need to check your security settings and updates to make sure you block this hack, but still who ever hacked you now has your email database with usernames and passwords.

    You must take action on this immediately
     
  2. Toddy

    Toddy Mod
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    Ehm, not quite seeing how.
    You have made (now) two posts in five years. I have to admit that I don't think I could even mind the address to sites I used five years ago let alone a unique email address.

    However, I have reported this to Admin and we'll see what they come up with.

    cheers,
    Toddy
     
  3. Billy-o

    Billy-o Settler

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    Ach, I am always getting huge electricity bills
     
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  4. Auntystatic

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    I haven't posted more as since I joined I have been made disabled and can hardly walk never mind get out to do bushcraft, in fact I've only left the house 5 times in the past year and that was to go to medical appointments.

    I have my own domain name and every time I sign up to a site I use part of the site name as the email address, so when I got this phishing email it was easy to search through my mail system to find out where I had registered it with.

    I used to work for trading standards internet crime unit amongst others so thought I would do some checking, over the past few months a number of XenForo forums have been hacked and the data stolen contains dumps of emails & hashed passwords, looks like a growing trend on XenForo forums, they must have discovered an exploit.
     
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  5. Bazzworx

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    I've recently started getting fake EDF bills, not sure if its related?
     
  6. Nice65

    Nice65 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Thanks for backing up your original post, it gives it some credence rather than tin foil hat hysteria.

    Phishing aside, I never even open them, stick around. I sympathise with you, I’ve had long periods of time recovering from hip ops, heavy carry in camping has been off the agenda. Hope it heals.

    On a serious plus, I’ve just inherited a Motocaddy electric golf trolley with an 18 hole course battery. It’s opening some of my old haunts up again. :)
     
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  7. Auntystatic

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    I'm thinking more about how I can get out and about, I still have my x-trail with chunky tyres that allows me to get around the Yorkshire moors and dales etc but can not get far from the car, real shame for me was Sandy (Jacklore) made me a lovely knife especially tailored to my hands with cocobolo wood handles and I've not been able to use it except in the back garden, and before I get hit by loads of messages, nope I'll never sell it. :)
     
  8. Insel Affen

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    I'm not so sure as I always get crap e-mails. But I was surprised to see that as I post this, the on-line stats are:

    Total: 247 (members: 45, guests: 142, robots: 60)
     
  9. Tony

    Tony White bear (Admin)
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    Thanks for the post Auntystatic, I've had a check through and spoken to our hosts etc and there's not been any hack so I'm not sure how you've got an email through, but rest assured that no one has our information.

    Chris, bot's are an every day thing on sites that have pages and info that's available on google and other search engines, they index the pages, the bigger / more popular the site the more bots there are on a regular basis.
     
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  10. sunndog

    sunndog Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Sorry to hear that buddy. Am i right in thinking you are/were a fellow arborist?
     
  11. Nice65

    Nice65 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Thanks. Indeed I am a fellow arborist, Merrist Wood 87-88. Private tree work is hard on the body, do you fetch the saw, wander 50yds down the garden and cut the log in two or three? Then make 3 trips back and forth? Or do you just hump it out and swing it into the back of a flatbed? All that, dragging brash and twisting about in the tree etc, did some damage.

    It’s been compounded by other things, I used to drink a fair bit, smoke too. That won’t have helped. Real damage was done by steroids during a stint of chemo a few years ago, I had to have loads of them. No sympathy required, I’m fine, just got buggered hips.
     
  12. sunndog

    sunndog Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Aye, tree work is hard going...it gets in your blood though eh :)

    I'm only 37 and my knees arent what they used to be, back gets a twinge now and then, torn shoulder plays up sometimes, re-attached tendons in my left forearm are still a little stiff....and so on lol
    I love climbing and cutting too much though

    I'm currently modding the grab off an old timber crane to fit the mini skid (toro dingo) which should take a lot of strain out of things.

    Anyway, i hope you can get back on the saws at some point mate
     
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  13. Nice65

    Nice65 Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Good one, use the tools. They weren’t about so much in my early days, even hard hats were rare, let alone ear protectors. Crazy really.

    Of my saws I’ve kept one trusty Husqy for logging, so still at it. :)
     
  14. Insel Affen

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    Yeah I get that Tony, it's a sad state of things. I think the site is top notch and you do a great job protecting us.

    "Security is not a dirty word Blackadder...leak is a dirty word....and crevice is positively disgusting"
     
  15. sunndog

    sunndog Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

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    Oh the difference in kit in a generation is incredible. My dad gave me my first saw when i 10 years old, a poulan xxv micro. None of his saws including that one had a chain brake.
    I learned to climb body thrusting on a prussik (thought i got fancy when found out what a blake's hitch was lol)

    The mini skid is a total game changer for a domestic arborist though. one big removal down the side of a house and you'd pay anything to get your own!
     

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