OFFROADSUBARUS.com

Go Back   OFFROADSUBARUS.com > Miscellaneous > Computing

Notices

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 31st August 2017, 08:33 PM
Kevin's Avatar
Kevin Kevin is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sydney, Oz
Year: MY'03
Model: Forester
Transmission: A/T
Posts: 3,925
Kevin is on a distinguished road
Default 711 million email accounts leaked online

Thanks to an alert from Suparoo:

Including 12.5 million Australian email accounts leaked online


The email addresses of 711 million people have been published online, and include those of 12.5 million Australians.
The personal data has been dumped on a server called Onliner Spambot, which since 2016 has been used to spread malware to steal banking details, and infect people’s computers so they send out viruses and spam (unwanted emails).

The two types of data on the Onliner Spambot server are:

  • Email addresses. These are used to send spam and may contain malicious links. For example, one email sent by the server purported to be from Roads and Maritime in NSW and related to E-tags for paying tolls. Because the email looked as if it came from a legitimate source, unsuspecting users could click on the link and go through to a bogus website to pay.
  • Email addresses and passwords. These are used to send spam from user accounts using their internet provider’s mail servers so they look genuine and bypass anti-junk measures.

It is thought the email addresses with passwords match those leaked in the 2012 LinkedIn data breach, and that two million addresses come from a Facebook phishing campaign. Some email addresses appear to have been scraped from websites and are incorrect.

Find out if your email address has been breached

To find out if your email address has been published in a data breach, go to https://haveibeenpwned.com and follow the prompts.
What you should do now

If you find that your email has been breached, change your password immediately.
Ways to protect yourself

  • Create strong and unique passwords and don’t use the same password for multiple online accounts.
  • Use a password manager.
  • Understand that scams exist and use caution online.
  • Criminals may use information they gather about you from social media in order to make their messages more appealing or appear more authentic.
  • Don’t open messages or click on links if you don’t know the sender.
  • Avoid malicious messages—don’t share your email address online unless you need to.
What to do if your identity is stolen

  • Notify your financial institutions.
  • Change your passwords.
  • Notify the relevant websites.
  • Request a credit report from a reputable credit reference bureau.
__________________
MY'03 Foz AT XS with centre lock-up
MY'10 Triton AT GLX-R 2.5 DiD
www.subaruclub.com.au
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 9th October 2017, 09:46 AM
El_Freddo's Avatar
El_Freddo El_Freddo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sunbury, Vic
Year: 1988
Model: EJ22'd L series
Transmission: Locking Centre Diff 5spd Manual 4.111:1 diff ratio with 1.59:1 low range and a front OBX LSD ;)
Posts: 1,732
El_Freddo is on a distinguished road
Default

Hey Kevin, good info to know!

Firstly, the have I been pawned link doesn't work - unless that's part of a scam...

Secondly, I recently had an email from an old friend who only gave their first name and emailed from an address unknown to me. They then tried again recently so I've cautiously emailed them back for further verification as to who they are exactly.

We'll see where that goes. They're still on my junk mail list at this point in time and they've not sent any links or attachments.

Also, I'm getting text messages stating that I've won or could win prizes from places like Myer etc - all I need to do is follow the link provided in the email. Delete! First thing I do with those texts. I reckon I'm getting about one a week, last one being from Myer.

It never ends does it?

Cheers

Bennie
__________________
Do what you like. Like what you do
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 9th October 2017, 08:50 PM
Kevin's Avatar
Kevin Kevin is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sydney, Oz
Year: MY'03
Model: Forester
Transmission: A/T
Posts: 3,925
Kevin is on a distinguished road
Default

I fixed the link to directly access the site - seems the federal government staysmartonline site is not working properly, surprise surprise!

Here's the government home page for reference: https://www.staysmartonline.gov.au/
__________________
MY'03 Foz AT XS with centre lock-up
MY'10 Triton AT GLX-R 2.5 DiD
www.subaruclub.com.au
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 14th October 2017, 03:07 AM
El_Freddo's Avatar
El_Freddo El_Freddo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sunbury, Vic
Year: 1988
Model: EJ22'd L series
Transmission: Locking Centre Diff 5spd Manual 4.111:1 diff ratio with 1.59:1 low range and a front OBX LSD ;)
Posts: 1,732
El_Freddo is on a distinguished road
Default

Well I've checked out as all good.

And that email turned out to be a scam of some sort - got a reply email asking to have an affair or some ****. And had other emails with the exact same subject/message but with a different email address. All marked as scams with my email provider.

Cheers

Bennie
__________________
Do what you like. Like what you do
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 14th October 2017, 03:11 AM
Kevin's Avatar
Kevin Kevin is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sydney, Oz
Year: MY'03
Model: Forester
Transmission: A/T
Posts: 3,925
Kevin is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by El_Freddo View Post
- got a reply email asking to have an affair
and???? I promise I won't tell
__________________
MY'03 Foz AT XS with centre lock-up
MY'10 Triton AT GLX-R 2.5 DiD
www.subaruclub.com.au
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 14th October 2017, 05:48 AM
subyroo's Avatar
subyroo subyroo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Sunshine Coast - Australia
Posts: 333
subyroo is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
and???? I promise I won't tell
I think he might have had 1 too many Rums Kev.

__________________
Peter
2016 Honda CR-V
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 16th October 2017, 08:25 AM
El_Freddo's Avatar
El_Freddo El_Freddo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Sunbury, Vic
Year: 1988
Model: EJ22'd L series
Transmission: Locking Centre Diff 5spd Manual 4.111:1 diff ratio with 1.59:1 low range and a front OBX LSD ;)
Posts: 1,732
El_Freddo is on a distinguished road
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin View Post
and???? I promise I won't tell
Sent packing via the phishing scam button

And really, an affair? Did you fall for that? Scammed! They want your money, not your body or sexual prowess in the bedroom (or car/local park - where ever you saw this affair happening)...

Can't be too careful these days!

Cheers

Bennie
__________________
Do what you like. Like what you do
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 11:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.