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Offline Avast Eagle

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Thanks to a Breach in Avast forum (May 2014)
« on: April 05, 2019, 04:31:39 PM »
"In May 2014, the Avast anti-virus forum was hacked and 423k member records were exposed.
The Simple Machines Based forum included usernames, emails and password hashes."

Which led to another unverified breach that seems no big deal so far.

Only this year did i get phishing mails thanks to it after doing a good research about that mail,
thought i should let anyone know.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/askjack/2019/jan/17/phishing-email-blackmail-sextortion-webcam
« Last Edit: April 05, 2019, 04:45:53 PM by Avast Eagle »

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Re: Thanks to a Breach in Avast forum (May 2014)
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2019, 05:00:51 PM »
We already know and it has been posted many times






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Re: Thanks to a Breach in Avast forum (May 2014)
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2019, 06:23:05 PM »
We already know and it has been posted many times
what year did start those mails for you after the breach ocurred?


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Re: Thanks to a Breach in Avast forum (May 2014)
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2019, 01:07:04 AM »
@  Avast Eagle
Unless your are using a unique email address for the forums (not use anywhere else, how would you know what is/was responsible for this spam/scam email.

I haven't received any spam or scam emails based on the email address used around the time of the breach.
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Re: Thanks to a Breach in Avast forum (May 2014)
« Reply #5 on: April 06, 2019, 08:45:31 AM »
@  Avast Eagle
Unless your are using a unique email address for the forums (not use anywhere else, how would you know what is/was responsible for this spam/scam email.

I haven't received any spam or scam emails based on the email address used around the time of the breach.
It was on the first link i posted
https://haveibeenpwned.com/

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Re: Thanks to a Breach in Avast forum (May 2014)
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2019, 08:58:34 AM »
Win 8.1 [x64] - Avast PremSec 20.7.2421.B#1 [UI.544] - CC 5.70 - EEK - FF ESR 68.11 [NS/AOS/uBO/PB] - TB 68.11 - SB/CP/SL/DU.BC
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Re: Thanks to a Breach in Avast forum (May 2014)
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2019, 09:55:35 AM »
Avast Hack-Check: https://www.avast.com/hackcheck
Thanks, with that i know the exact date when it was leaked.

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Re: Thanks to a Breach in Avast forum (May 2014)
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2019, 11:18:12 AM »
@  Avast Eagle
Unless your are using a unique email address for the forums (not use anywhere else, how would you know what is/was responsible for this spam/scam email.

I haven't received any spam or scam emails based on the email address used around the time of the breach.
It was on the first link i posted
https://haveibeenpwned.com/

Obviously I can't check the email concerned on haveibeenpwned.com and not having any details on the information given by them.  I can't say when and where the leak originated.

Now the link given by Asyn gives you a date it can give you a better idea of when and more importantly the likely origin.  But here you don't say what that date was.
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Re: Thanks to a Breach in Avast forum (May 2014)
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2019, 02:37:56 PM »
@  Avast Eagle
Unless your are using a unique email address for the forums (not use anywhere else, how would you know what is/was responsible for this spam/scam email.

I haven't received any spam or scam emails based on the email address used around the time of the breach.
It was on the first link i posted
https://haveibeenpwned.com/

Obviously I can't check the email concerned on haveibeenpwned.com and not having any details on the information given by them.  I can't say when and where the leak originated.

Now the link given by Asyn gives you a date it can give you a better idea of when and more importantly the likely origin.  But here you don't say what that date was.
In 2016 from avast.com, either way not a big deal.
Just wanted to hear from a few people here when did theirs got leaked after this breach occurred.

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Re: Thanks to a Breach in Avast forum (May 2014)
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2019, 02:49:27 PM »
Avast Hack-Check: https://www.avast.com/hackcheck
Thanks, with that i know the exact date when it was leaked.
You're welcome.
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Re: Thanks to a Breach in Avast forum (May 2014)
« Reply #11 on: April 06, 2019, 05:24:06 PM »
My personal account doesnt get a ton of messages in this regard, but the work email is flooded everyday. So much so that we had to add a rule to the spam filter to reject messages with the work "bitcoin" in the message body  :-\
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