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MY ACCOUNTS HAVE BEEN HACKED??????????

Discussion in 'UO Siege Perilous' started by Elmer Fudd, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. Elmer Fudd

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    Every account we have including my castle account which no one has ever had accsess to has been hacked and now has a new owner named abc??????

    WTF

    I just logged on last night....
     
  2. Kat

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    Yikes! Sorry to hear that... I guess I better check mine too!
     
  3. Elmer Fudd

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    its not just one account, its every account thats been attached to a particular credit card/ e-mail all with different names and pws,,,,like five accounts,,,,i dont get how this could happen to all five accounts
     
  4. Kat

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    Are you the original owner of each of these accounts?
    Have you used that particular credit card to purchase anything from another player?
    Is that credit card linked to a PayPal account used to purchase anything from another player?
    Is the email address you use for UO linked to the PayPal account?

    The email address and CC # are the common link between the accounts, so that explains a lot


    There are lots of ways people can gain enough information to hack accounts. Fortunately, most people we know wouldn't stoop so low, but I happen to know one player who is particularly skillful when it comes to hacking/stealing accounts. You know him too. Hope it isn't him, but he is one of the usual suspects and I happen to believe that no one is "off limits" to him. :(
     
  5. Symma

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    This stuff just makes me not want to bother with online games at times. And I've played alot of them. Disgusts me that people would do this.

    If there is any unusal amounts of item selling on Siege, that seems fishy and out of place, I hope people will not buy those goods.
     
  6. Elmer Fudd

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    12 years of UO in that castle, If I dont retireve my aco****s back and my stuff still there.....that will be it for me forever,,,to old....to tired.....worked to hard for the items and skills that i worked........Im still just absolutly numb
     
  7. Nakukak

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    Wheres your house? ;)
     
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    Ok, i'm a bit more suspicious now, "Righty" was on just a short while ago (I don't think I've ever seen him on this late) asking where his own house is.

    Remember, if anyone has in the past previously owned the account and you haven't properly done an account transfer, it's possible for the previous owner to reclaim the account through EA support. Anyone who hasn't done this keep a close eye on things.
     
  9. Kat

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    Righty has been a late night player for a long time, but it would be very odd for him to ask where his house is. I wouldn't give out that info.


    Elmer - Call the Customer Support number. If not open now, try in the morning, but it is my understanding they can do a lot to help. In the meantime, create a new email address to use with your accounts, since the other has apparently been compromised. It is recommended that you use a separate email address for each account, for obvious reasons.

    If you get any of your accounts back, change the passwords [obviously], but also have an EA rep add a second password to your account so that an EA Rep will require it before talking to anyone claiming to be you. In fact, I highly recommend that everyone do this in an effort to protect accounts. Its not fool proof, but if the fool on EA's end has half a clue and requires this password before giving out/changing info on the account, it could save your account.

    PS: Elmer - Since your account information has been compromised, you might also check with your credit card issuer and check for fradulent charges. I'm not trying to alarm you, but its better to be safe than sorry. Cover your bases!
     
  10. Guardian KX

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    I bought 30 T-maps from Astynax last night... Was that your char?

    He was in a buying and selling frenzy at the time.
     
  11. Elmer Fudd

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    Nope, thats not mine...

    I just cant believe this
     
  12. Tjalle

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    That´s Freelsy´s char, not Fudds.
     
  13. Tjalle

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    Fudd, keep us updated how it goes if you go the EA support route.

    Sorry to hear about this and hope it works out for you.
     
  14. Mook Chessy

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    Damn...


    Keep your head and stay cool, Kat gave you a good place to start.


    I'm sure the slob who did this is going to read this thread...so

    Karma is a *****!
     
  15. Faenwen

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    sorry to hear that.

    as kat said, best call customer support right away so they can find out what happend.

    its a shame, and i hope they get the person who did it!

    when you need help with anything ... just pm me.
     
  16. Blind Otto

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    Really sorry to hear this. Not quite the same as happened to me, but I certainly sympathise with that HORRIBLE feeling you get when over a decade of UO goes up in smoke. I hope support are more helpful to you than they were to me. :(

    *important note* Even if support smell like a 3-day old bogling corpse, the community doesn't. Losing pixels does actually hurt, contrary to popular opinion, but knowing where your friends are is far more important.
     
  17. Rothen

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    Hope you get everything back. Hate to hear this can happen to anyone.
     
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    Talking about Diablo again, he is scamming all over atlantic crazy lil canadian!
     
  19. Patty Pickaxe

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    damn elmer. That absolutely sucks!!! I hope you get the accounts back. Does anyone still play who is be friended to the castle? Has anyone stopped by the castle to see if anything fishy is going on? Maybe we can lend a little siege justice here and try to protect the castle. I don't know how, but maybe it can be done.....
     
  20. Roland'

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    Elmer your fel yew house on atl has a new owner and i am no longer accessed.

    The house is named Yep That's Right! and the owner name is Jenna Tulls.

    Real sorry to hear about this man i hope EA isnt lazy and helps you out.
     
  21. Faenwen

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    i checked a few times its still owned by abc now the icq number no idea if its still elmers. i will continue to check frequently to see if someone is online in the house. when there is someone i will make a screenshot to have proof.
    when the owner changed noone can go into the castle the friendlist and coownerlist will be gone.
     
  22. Spree

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    That sucks about you accounts Fudd. I cant stand thieves they are the among lowest scum on the earth.


    How do you add a 2nd password?
     
  23. Freelsy

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    WOW! Damn dude...


    Your house sign says "Best April fools joke Elmer ever had"


    Not sure if it is in fact a joke, or just someone poking fun.


    Good luck getting your stuff back :(
     
  24. N49ATV

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    If you dont get it back elmer, i got an account for ya.
     
  25. Daleth

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    It seems that after Elmer realized at 1am the accts were no longer accessible and waking me up for over 2 hrs when I had to be in clinic at 7am with 40+ patients on, and I cancelled my credit card, and began closing my checking account, that it was all an April Fools joke. Except Elmer had not logged in till last night. So for those near and dear who pulled this off, and you know who you are, it seems you got not only Elmer, but myself and the whole shard as well. All of our accts are back in our possession along with our homes so no worries. Except I'm very tired and cranky and will distribute the appropriate "tongue lashings" when I am up to it. For now I'm very late for a ladies night out. Love you Siege, miss everyone, wish I had more time to play. :thumbsup::p:pint:
     
  26. Freelsy

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    I'll take a "tongue lashing" :drool:






    :heart:
     
  27. Tjalle

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    Sounds like Kat was right...
     
  28. Lorddog

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    omg - WE NEED PHOTOS!

    this will go down in history (seige history)
     
  29. T'Challa

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    Soooo...'splain Loosy?
     
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    ... April fools huh? that's horrible...

    I guess it could have been worse...you could have had a grandfathered house that no one knew about and they could have Fed it all up...
     
  31. enigma eb2

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    Well, I know I had the info but brother I never lived near ya.

    Very glad to hear your okay and everything is sorted out. But damn that is a funny April Fools Joke. Wish I had thought of it years ago.

    I am so glad my current MMO doesnt have to worry about accts getting hacked. That would indead be a Dark Fall into a scary place if it was to happen.
     
  32. T'Challa

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    But no one has ever had access to his castle acct...

    *confused*
     
  33. N49ATV

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    Yeah, that MMO seems decent :)

    But Im scared for falling in the dark