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Offline alanb

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Re: Avast Data Breach or ?
« Reply #15 on: July 17, 2018, 05:29:26 PM »
Ditto; but I got asked for $1900.  Maybe they noticed that you didn't pay up ;)

Going back through old backups, I discovered it was from the Avast forum breach (confirmed via haveibeenpwned).

PS: I'm an Essex Boy too ;D

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Re: Avast Data Breach or ?
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2018, 12:24:07 AM »
Ditto; but I got asked for $1900.  Maybe they noticed that you didn't pay up ;)

Going back through old backups, I discovered it was from the Avast forum breach (confirmed via haveibeenpwned).

PS: I'm an Essex Boy too ;D
They must like you guys. :) My account was never attacked but, I did change the password as soon as I became aware of the breach.
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Re: Avast Data Breach or ?
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2018, 02:23:19 AM »
I'm the OP on this thread   -   thanks to all for all the info.    I had already changed my Avast password.    As Mentioned Avast was the only place I used that password.   
Appreciate everyones time to reply  -  feeling much better now that I understand what must have happened,   

Thanks Again 

Now if I can just get past the Verification - LOL  -  the voice thing never works for me and its so embedded in clutter that it took about a dozen refreshes last time. 

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Re: Avast Data Breach or ?
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2018, 04:14:36 AM »
I'm the OP on this thread   -   thanks to all for all the info.    I had already changed my Avast password.    As Mentioned Avast was the only place I used that password.   
Appreciate everyones time to reply  -  feeling much better now that I understand what must have happened,   

Thanks Again 

Now if I can just get past the Verification - LOL  -  the voice thing never works for me and its so embedded in clutter that it took about a dozen refreshes last time.
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Re: Avast Data Breach or ?
« Reply #19 on: August 01, 2018, 04:21:49 PM »
Is there a link to the Netlog website?

De : noreply@netlogmail.com
Envoyé : mardi 31 juillet 2018 21h42
Objet : Avis important de Netlog

INCIDENT DE SECURITE NETLOG

Bonjour,

Nous vous écrivons car vous vous êtes inscrit avant décembre 2012 sur Netlog, ancienne plateforme de réseaux sociaux exploitée par la société Massive Media, sise en Belgique, qui gérait également plusieurs autres plateformes, dont Twoo. Bien que Netlog ait été interrompu en 2015, nous vous informons que nous avons récemment eu connaissance d’un incident de données survenu en novembre 2012 concernant votre compte Netlog.

Détails de l’incident. Grâce à une surveillance proactive de la sécurité des données, notre équipe en charge de la sécurité a récemment découvert que notre base de données avait été compromise en novembre 2012. Celle-ci contenait l’adresse électronique ainsi que le mot de passe des utilisateurs de Netlog inscrits avant décembre 2012. Nous avons pu confirmer que celle-ci ne contenait pas de numéros d’identification délivrés par le gouvernement, d’informations relatives aux cartes de paiement ou d’informations financières et nous n'avons pas de raison de penser que cet incident ait affecté tout autre donnée ou service.

Comment avons-nous réagi ? En réponse à cet incident, nous avons notamment informé tous les utilisateurs concernés de Netlog ainsi que les autorités compétentes, comme l’exige la loi.

Que devez-vous faire ? Vous ne devez rien faire sur la plateforme Netlog puisque celle-ci n’est plus opérationnelle.

Si vous utilisez encore l’adresse électronique et le mot de passe que vous utilisiez sur Netlog en 2012 sur d’autres comptes en ligne actifs, nous vous conseillons de mettre à jour votre mot de passe pour ces comptes dans les meilleurs délais.

Voici quelques conseils utiles pour créer et protéger vos mots de passe :

   -choisissez un mot de passe unique que vous n’utilisez pas sur d’autres sites Internet
   -ne choisissez pas une information personnelle ou un mot répandu
   -choisissez un mot de passe d’au moins 8 caractères composé de lettres, de chiffres et de symboles
   -mettez régulièrement à jour votre mot de passe (tous les 90 jours)

Pour toute question supplémentaire, veuillez contacter security@netlog.com.

_____________________________________
ENGLISH:

Subject: Important notice from Netlog

NETLOG SECURITY INCIDENT

Hello,

We are writing because you registered for Netlog before December 2012. Netlog was a social networking platform operated by Massive Media, a Belgium-based company which also operated a number of social platforms, including Twoo. While the Netlog service was discontinued in 2015, we are writing to let you know that we recently learned that in November 2012 there was a data compromise that involved your Netlog account.

Incident Details. Through proactive data security monitoring, our security team recently discovered that a database compromise occurred in November of 2012. The database contained users’ email address and password information if they registered on Netlog prior to December 2012. We have confirmed that the database did not contain any government issued identification numbers, payment card, or banking information and we have no reason to believe any other data or service was compromised.

Our Response. As part of our response, we notified all known affected Netlog users, as well as those authorities as required by law.

Actions You Should Take. Netlog is not operational, so there is nothing for you to do on Netlog.

In the event you are still using the email and password combination you used for Netlog in 2012 on other active Internet accounts, we advise you to promptly update your password for those accounts.

Here are some helpful tips for creating and maintaining your passwords:

   -Use a unique password that is not used on other websites
   -Don’t use personal information or common words
   -Use a mix of letters, numbers, and symbols in your password and make sure it’s at least 8 characters
   -Update your passwords on a regular basis (every ninety days)

If you have any additional questions, please contact security@netlog.com.

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Re: Avast Data Breach or ?
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2018, 08:12:21 PM »
Is there a link to the Netlog website?
Did you not read the email :-\ there is no Netlog website ;D and it would be a bad decision to even respond to the email listed at the bottom ::)