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RedFlagDeals has been hacked. Database dump.

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Same thing happened to me last week. My posts on their gift card thread and messages to warn people were all deleted. This scammer knows their way around, deleting traces of correspondence so the owner of the account wouldn't catch on right away. Targeting those of us with high feedback using our reputation to scam others. After replying these buyers to warn them, one of the buyers asked me how come the message disappeared from his inbox, what is going on. I then realized because the hacker had admin access they are able to delete threads and messages from people's inbox. Eventually they got smarter and started deleting all messages sent to these buyers and changed my password so I couldn't do anything about it. It's a good wake up call, but seriously these people need to get a life.



Hellfire wrote:
Jan 18th, 2017 1:57 pm
Well that was awful - After I reset my password and got the temp one - a hacker accessed my account and changed the email address and password. Then the hacker went and posted Gift Cards for sale and was responding to PMs from people inquiring!!

Somehow I was able to get in my account (had stay logged in on my laptop) so I responded to the members that had PM saying my account was hacked. However the hacker was there!! They deleted my sent PMs warning users (not sure if the sent pm gets deleted from the recipient side as well, I think it does even it if isn't read which is bad!) and even deleted my post in this thread and the BST one saying my account was hacked!! Then they started to reply to incoming PM and deleting them right away so I wouldn't see them and couldn't respond to warn the user!

As they had changed the email and password, I couldn't re-take over my account, but I reported the the BST post and WordIRC took it down a bit later, and after PM TomRFD and emailing Support RFD they got it sorted out after two days!
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Hellfire wrote:
Jan 18th, 2017 1:57 pm
Well that was awful - After I reset my password and got the temp one - a hacker accessed my account and changed the email address and password. Then the hacker went and posted Gift Cards for sale and was responding to PMs from people inquiring!!

Somehow I was able to get in my account (had stay logged in on my laptop) so I responded to the members that had PM saying my account was hacked. However the hacker was there!! They deleted my sent PMs warning users (not sure if the sent pm gets deleted from the recipient side as well, I think it does even it if isn't read which is bad!) and even deleted my post in this thread and the BST one saying my account was hacked!! Then they started to reply to incoming PM and deleting them right away so I wouldn't see them and couldn't respond to warn the user!

As they had changed the email and password, I couldn't re-take over my account, but I reported the the BST post and WordIRC took it down a bit later, and after PM TomRFD and emailing Support RFD they got it sorted out after two days!
I'd like to see an Admin's response to this. As far as I can see, there are only 3 possibilities in in this instance:

1) Hellfire's email is compromised and he doesn't know it.
2) RFD has been "hacked" since they forced the login with reset passwords.
3) Hellfire has a keylogger on his computer and doesn't know it.

How else would the "hacker" be able to access his account after the reset password email was sent out? I'm strongly leaning towards #3 actually. Hellfire, I think you need to wipe your computer!
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dollarsign wrote:
Jan 19th, 2017 1:56 am
I'd like to see an Admin's response to this. As far as I can see, there are only 3 possibilities in in this instance:

1) Hellfire's email is compromised and he doesn't know it.
2) RFD has been "hacked" since they forced the login with reset passwords.
3) Hellfire has a keylogger on his computer and doesn't know it.

How else would the "hacker" be able to access his account after the reset password email was sent out? I'm strongly leaning towards #3 actually. Hellfire, I think you need to wipe your computer!
Ran a keylogger detector + Spybot Search & Destroy - Nothing found
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toysareforboys wrote:
Jan 19th, 2017 2:47 am
adwcleaner show up any services? https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdown ... dwcleaner/

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hagbard wrote:
Jan 19th, 2017 9:31 am
I've lost all faith in Malwarebytes products. This thing just locks up my computer after it gets done "cleaning". MBs, both new and old versions, give me BSOD.
Version 3.05 is buggy, but on 4 different computers, I do not get BSODs nor freezing.

Try contacting them: https://support.malwarebytes.com/custom ... emails/new
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Webslinger wrote:
Jan 19th, 2017 4:58 pm
Version 3.05 is buggy, but on 4 different computers, I do not get BSODs nor freezing.

Try contacting them: https://support.malwarebytes.com/custom ... emails/new
I've already done that. They blame Windows 10. I also have it on another computer and works fine there....its likely a conflict with another program on this system. Also regret buying the program given that on my third computer (three computer license) it won't accept the key.
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TomRFD wrote:
Jan 18th, 2017 1:19 pm
Less than 24 hours now. If you sent in an inquiry older than that and haven't heard back send me a PM with your email address and I'll check to see what happened.
So much for that claim. 24 hours after I sent a PM and no reply.
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So does a hacker have administrator access right now?
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hagbard wrote:
Jan 19th, 2017 5:40 pm
I've already done that. They blame Windows 10.
Weird. Malwarebytes' software requirements lists Windows 10 at the bottom of this page: https://www.malwarebytes.com/premium/
Also, that's the operating system I'm running Malwarebytes on.

But version 3 has been a bugfest. The 3.0.6 release is out: https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/1 ... -released/

. Also regret buying the program given that on my third computer (three computer license) it won't accept the key.
License key issues seem to be addressed here for others:
https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/1 ... -lifetime/
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adamtheman wrote:
Jan 19th, 2017 9:34 pm
So does a hacker have administrator access right now?
If true RFD is pretty doomed
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adamtheman wrote:
Jan 19th, 2017 9:34 pm
So does a hacker have administrator access right now?
All of the staff accounts are secure. Did something happen to make you think otherwise?
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TomRFD wrote:
Jan 19th, 2017 10:48 pm
All of the staff accounts are secure. Did something happen to make you think otherwise?
Post #399 Yoshim said:
yoshim wrote:
Jan 18th, 2017 11:48 pm
Same thing happened to me last week. My posts on their gift card thread and messages to warn people were all deleted. This scammer knows their way around, deleting traces of correspondence so the owner of the account wouldn't catch on right away. Targeting those of us with high feedback using our reputation to scam others. After replying these buyers to warn them, one of the buyers asked me how come the message disappeared from his inbox, what is going on. I then realized because the hacker had admin access they are able to delete threads and messages from people's inbox. Eventually they got smarter and started deleting all messages sent to these buyers and changed my password so I couldn't do anything about it. It's a good wake up call, but seriously these people need to get a life.

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