Atari Selling info? Hacked? or what..?

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  1. The_Neon_Cowboy

    The_Neon_Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Atari, Selling info? Hacked? or what..? I known their a flaming ship but I so hope
    they didn't "sell out" their forum users to spammers. As accont details, names
    and valid emails can pull a tidy profit. I'd also hope they weren't hacked, or have
    rouge admin and the same info acquired.

    Well something is a foot... I received a piece a spam today, it's significance
    you'll soon see when I explain. But 1st the email.


    00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

    Sent : Saturday, July 15, 2006 4:52 PM
    To : Atari Screen name NameOMITED
    Subject : hi Atari Screen name NameOMITED.

    Hello Atari Screen name NameOMITED;)
    Greetings from
    DATEING SITE NAME OMITTED

    00000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

    Now this email is my ISP given one which I have set up forwarding, My isp forwards
    all email to my other email account. I ONLY EVER received contacts from them regarding
    down time etc... I never used in anywhere, but one place the Atari forums. Also the
    screen name is a rare one I used only a on hand full of time never with that isp email
    address, and never at any forum, only when buying stuff from secure places. The screen
    name So rare if you where to search it on goggle (I did) you'll find ONLY my posts under
    that name as hits. Also of course I don't have my email displayed or anything like
    that on my profile.

    A long time a ago I couldn't log into my Atari account, I forgot my password under this
    name I use everywhere now. So I signed up under a name I knew I wouldn't forget.
    Had to us second email, since you can't have more then 1 account per email. So I
    made the mistake of using my ISP one.

    So somethings definitely up @ ATARI. Have I complain to them? No
    If I where to post it I'm sure it would be "moderated there" or dismissed
    as farce, or ignored.

    How my email adress and account name info, was goten bythe spamer is yet to
    be seen but the source is with out any shred of doubt the atari forums.
     
  2. pr0digal jenius

    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

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    or perhaps you have a trojan? :lol:


    i seldom get spam, and when i do, i never bother figuring out how i got it...i just delete it.
     
  3. YAYitsAndrew

    YAYitsAndrew Anti-Piracy Poster Boy

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    Maybe someone's just blasting aaaaaaa@yourisp.com to zzzzzzz@yourisp.com which is not uncommon if the isp isn't set up well enough to blacklist the mailer.

    Maybe your isp has it kicking around on a web page somewhere (some admin or access log or support call) that just happened to be publicly accessible. Not all robots, especially spam ones, pay attention to robots.txt.

    I'd say one of those are more likely than atari selling your info.
     
  4. Markius

    Markius New Member

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    then again we are talking about atari here :D











    PS sry im drunk yet again :rofl:
     
  5. The_Neon_Cowboy

    The_Neon_Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Nope, no infestations... I useally do, just delete them, but the name cought my eye

    Nope, then how would the screen name I've only used at Atari forums and is unique
    been also in that email? The only possible conclusion is the source is Atari, only in that place, im my forum account info.... wich means

    1) they have been hacked
    2) they have a rouge forum admin
    3) the are selling the info

    it's the onlythings that are feasible
     
  6. pr0digal jenius

    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

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    what he said ;)
     
  7. The_Neon_Cowboy

    The_Neon_Cowboy Well-Known Member

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    read my last post ...

    (I think we posted at the same time ... LOL)
     
  8. pr0digal jenius

    pr0digal jenius Delete Me

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    blame the rogue admin...rouge would mean he had a nasty red tint to him :p




    but yea...maybe they fired some guy with a high level password :lol:
     

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