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Old 15-02-2015
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I just received an email.....

Dear Squidzilla,

Someone has tried to log into your account on oOple.com Forums with an incorrect password at least 5 times. This person has been prevented from attempting to login to your account for the next 15 minutes.

The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 117.173.20.235

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The IP address listed is from Beijing... so im quite intrigued if it is legit why they are trying my account?
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Don't worry about it. It's been happening a few times recently. I've already banned some subdomains.

They use general passwords - such as your username (even vBulletin reports to me if you have used your username as a password) And then a few common passwords like 1234 or 'password' etc.

They do this to gain access to a legit account to post up spam - that looks genuine. Companies pay for services like this, then a couple of years later contact me to beg that spam is removed since google recognises them as spammers and downgrades their google ranking.

So - nothing to worry about. Please make sure your passwords are proper passwords. If someone's account is hacked just give me a shout. I will go ban this sub domain now.
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Similar IP address is listed TODAY on stopforumspam - so anyway I've already blocked 117.173.20.XXX - I'll block 117.173.XXX.XXX as they are all in China from what I can see.
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Yep had the same today
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If you do, please list up the IP so I can block it, cheers!

As I say - nowt really to worry about. They're hitting thousands of forums not you specifically.
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Hi
I had a email on Friday saying that someone had tried to access my account. The IP address included is 58.253.238.242
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Hi Jimmy, We've had one here too...
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Dear Steve Webb Models,

Someone has tried to log into your account on oOple.com Forums with an incorrect password at least 5 times. This person has been prevented from attempting to login to your account for the next 15 minutes.

The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 221.176.14.81

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I had the same email yesterday. IP address: 183.207.228.2

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I feel rather left out...
I haven't had anything!
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Here's another: 117.166.41.207
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Cheers, I will ban these. As I said, no need to worry
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Jimmy every time I try to log in on my phone I can't and I get same email saying someone tried to log in to your account , I've tried shouting and saying I know it's me
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Got one too Jimmy, address as follows. 183.207.229.133
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Jimmy every time I try to log in on my phone I can't and I get same email saying someone tried to log in to your account , I've tried shouting and saying I know it's me
That sounds like you're trying the wrong password?
I can send a reminder of what it should be if you like?
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That sounds like you're trying the wrong password?
I can send a reminder of what it should be if you like?
Yes please if that's possible
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Yes please if that's possible
Cool. On it right now.
Worse case scenario I can change your password, email you it an then you can log on and change it to something that you would like to keep, but this will hopefully sort it.

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Cool. On it right now.
Worse case scenario I can change your password, email you it an then you can log on and change it to something that you would like to keep, but this will hopefully sort it.
all sorted cheers
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all sorted cheers
No problem buddy
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I got the same E-mail:

The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 190.254.1.201
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I got the same E-mail:

The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 190.254.1.201
Bogota, Columbia. Dial-up connection
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