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Everything I have is being ruined

Post by Levellass »

Someone is in my gmail, they've got all my stuff.

They changed the password and my backup email address so I can't reset my password.

Google says they can send me a new password if I can magically remember the exact date I started my google account.


THEY'RE DELETING ALL MY STUFF! I CAN SEE IT VANISHING! WHAT DO I DO?!
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Post by NY00123 »

Oh my :(

Although chances are it won't help or even be relevant, maybe there is a different possibility:

Did you ever receive a mail in some other email box on the day of registration? Or even got a message in some other way I'm not sure was ever supported (like an SMS)?

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Post by Paramultart »

This is terrible news.

How on earth could you have been hacked? And why would anyone have a vendetta against you? This seriously bothers me.

Let me know if there's anything I can do to help.
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Post by Bernie »

jeez, what sortof stuff do you have in there levellass? nearly all my emails are spam and a few backs and forth with a few people.
do you do that 'cloud' stuff or something?

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Post by Benvolio »

Was it someone you know who knew your password? How otherwise could they change your password and recovery address? I guess e-mail is not at all secure. I know there are hackers - one particular address in Beijing I think - who brute force gmail in general. But when they tried mine, I got a warning message and was told to change password immediately. Anyhow hopefully you can get some control over your things again.

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This has actually happened to my old gmail account when I tried to abuse it to get 500mb more free space on dropbox. It's the end of the world as we know it :(
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Post by Levellass »

UPDATE: I managed to halt the damage by getting someone with a gmail account to alert google (Somehow. I assume tech magic.)

They got a lot of my dropbox stuff, but a lot of that was shared so I can get it back and I have most of the rest on backup, so it'll take a few days to get back to square 1, but I think I didn't loose too much.

Oddly my recovery email address refuses to change, it's still a string of profanity and ASCII symbols.
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Dropbox does have an undelete feature, you know. (Unless they did do the permanent delete.) Also, I'm sitting on some ridiculously massive hard drives that I can't fill; I'd be happy to hold back-ups for you.

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Ehrm, was your password Sarah123? :dead :crazy

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Post by lemm »

Maybe it's a keylogger that got you?

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Post by KeenEmpire »

How were you able to see your stuff being deleted without the password?

Did anything happen near that time that might've been indicative of an intrusion? Program crashes, slowing down, unusual errors..

12345? That's the same combination as my luggage!
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*steals KeenEmpire's luggage*
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KeenEmpire wrote:How were you able to see your stuff being deleted without the password?
She mentioned something about Dropbox, probably received file-delete notifications constantly.
StupidBunny wrote:*steals KeenEmpire's luggage*
*steals KeenEmpire's/StupidBunny's luggage and changes the code*

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Post by Levellass »

wiivn wrote:Ehrm, was your password Sarah123? :dead :crazy
Actually it was GargsonMars (The G and M stood for GMail which was a memory aid.)

KeenEmpire wrote:How were you able to see your stuff being deleted without the password?
All the files in my public folder started to go, anyone can see those.

KeenEmpire wrote:Did anything happen near that time that might've been indicative of an intrusion? Program crashes, slowing down, unusual errors..
Not that I know of, I run a pretty neat (if old) ship. There's probably plenty of unsupported flaws on it, but nothing unusual happened.

Fleexy wrote:*steals KeenEmpire's/StupidBunny's luggage and changes the code*
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Woah, you weren't kidding. All of the links you posted from your public Dropbox folder in the Roib thread are gone.
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