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    hi all,

    i had an email to say that my account was locked for 15 mins as someone tried to log into it.

    can someone tell me why they would try that? what do they gain from trying to log into someone else's account.

    i checked the IP and it was from an american ISP (Earthlink)

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    Quote Originally Posted by djkemp1 View Post
    hi all,

    i had an email to say that my account was locked for 15 mins as someone tried to log into it.

    can someone tell me why they would try that? what do they gain from trying to log into someone else's account.

    i checked the IP and it was from an american ISP (Earthlink)
    Same just happened to me, don't know why they tried to get in but gonna change my password as it's easy to crack.

    "Your account on FileSharing Talk has been locked because someone has tried to log into the account with the wrong password more than 5 times. You will be able to attempt to log in again in another 15 minutes.
    The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 24.110.30.173"

    Hostname Country Code Country Name Region Region Name City Postal Code Latitude Longitude ISP Organization Metro Code Area Code 24.110.30.173 US United States FL Florida Lake Mary
    28.7578 -81.3397 EarthLink EarthLink 534 407


    I've worked out why they want to get in, so they can get into the Invite Section!
    Last edited by dodgy368; 05-06-2007 at 12:43 PM. Reason: update

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    Happened to me too but didn't think too much of it.
    If they wanted to get into the invite section, they should have tried it on someone that's a little more active maybe

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    That same IP has been trying to get to a few different people's accounts.
    Unfortunately there's nothing I can but ban that IP, there's no user with that ip.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossco View Post
    That same IP has been trying to get to a few different people's accounts.
    Unfortunately there's nothing I can but ban that IP, there's no user with that ip.
    Good, you've seen this now.

    I've just PMed you asking you to IP block it. Thanks.
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    [QUOTE=dodgy368;1970488][quote=djkemp1;1970358]hi all,

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    The person trying to log into your account had the following IP address: 24.110.30.173"

    Hostname Country Code Country Name Region Region Name City Postal Code Latitude Longitude ISP Organization Metro Code Area Code 24.110.30.173 US United States FL Florida Lake Mary
    28.7578 -81.3397 EarthLink EarthLink 534 [SIZE=-1]407


    The IP that tried to log in on my account was from Atlanta GA.

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    Surely this is something automated. I can't see any one person attempting to access this many accounts.



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    yeah same ip as the one trying to get into my account, whats going on, could it be a virus (worm) on the filesharingtalk servers?

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    a virus on our servers that tries to log in to people's accounts?

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    No but perhaps a bot.

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