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Old 12-20-2005, 05:26 PM
thatpfunk thatpfunk is offline
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Default Neteller account hacked (xpost)

Sorry if this is not suitable for oot, but I want to warn as many 2p2ers as possible. I'm also kind of shaken up right now at the prospects of what could have happened so, please, bear with me:


Last week I hadn't used neteller for a few days. On friday evening I attempted to log in and it said my account had been closed due to security reasons.

I give them a call today and start talking to security personel. They ask me about the last transaction I can remember. I tell them and they ask if I remember depositing $1000 with a credit card last Wed. I tell them no. They ask me for the last 4 digits of my CC. It doesn't match.

They explain that most likely my account was hacked using a virus that tracked my keystrokes. The credit card used to deposit was stolen but they were not able to make any merchant purchases before the account was frozen.

The security guy explains that most likely it was a variation of a virus called MYTOB. Now, keep in mind, I have a 2 week old laptop with all the current virus-stuff, firewlls, etc.

I am honestly pretty freaked right now. I did not think this could happen so easily. I'm at a loss for words. I do not want to open up another neteller. If anyone has any info about the virus or something like this, please give me as much info as possible, I will update when my head is more clear.
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Old 12-20-2005, 05:34 PM
ThaSaltCracka ThaSaltCracka is offline
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Default Re: Neteller account hacked (xpost)

what browser, virus-stuff are you using?
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Old 12-20-2005, 06:48 PM
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what browser, virus-stuff are you using?

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salty, just STFU. ok?
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Old 12-20-2005, 06:52 PM
thatpfunk thatpfunk is offline
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Default Re: Neteller account hacked (xpost)

i thanked the security profusely.

how am i not supposed to feel uncomfrtable after this happened so easily? the reason the account was put on hold was because they purchased money with stolen credit cards from an unfamiliar ip. had i had a lot of cash laying around they easily could have made purchases from random internet merchants without neteller noticing immediately.
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Old 12-20-2005, 06:55 PM
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i thanked the security profusely.

how am i not supposed to feel uncomfrtable after this happened so easily? the reason the account was put on hold was because they purchased money with stolen credit cards from an unfamiliar ip. had i had a lot of cash laying around they easily could have made purchases from random internet merchants without neteller noticing immediately.

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from what i have read, neteller is really good with noticing when somebody other than the account holder is attemting to make transactions. i would just get a new account with them, make sure that virus is off your computer and invest in roboform. what else can you do?
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Old 12-20-2005, 06:56 PM
thatpfunk thatpfunk is offline
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yash- are you trying to imply something?

sublime- yes, this was very eye opening for me as well. i thought i did a good job of protecting myself, too.

evan- thanks, i will be getting that asap.

all- regarding wireless- would it be possible just to get my passwords over an unprotected wireless source without giving my computer a virus? i am going to call linksys support and ask them to help me set up my wireless router to highest possible security. should i feel comfortable with that?
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Old 12-20-2005, 06:58 PM
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yash- are you trying to imply something?

i dont think he was, but flame him anyways.
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Old 12-20-2005, 07:31 PM
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yash- are you trying to imply something?

sublime- yes, this was very eye opening for me as well. i thought i did a good job of protecting myself, too.

evan- thanks, i will be getting that asap.

all- regarding wireless- would it be possible just to get my passwords over an unprotected wireless source without giving my computer a virus? i am going to call linksys support and ask them to help me set up my wireless router to highest possible security. should i feel comfortable with that?

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Technology is a dangerous thing in the hands of someone who is ignorant about what they are using. It wasnt a virus, basically what you setup allws anyone with a laptop to drive by your house and monitor every and anythign that happens on any of your computers/network.
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Old 12-20-2005, 05:36 PM
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Sounds like you got a nasty one:

http://securityresponse.symantec.com....mytob@mm.html

Quick and dirty - replicates through e-mail or file sharing; can log keystrokes, steal cached passwords, and anything related to keywords such as "ebay, bank, credit" etc.

Recommend you use the removal tool found on that webpage and check all your bank accounts for activity. Also suggest changing all passwords after running removal tool (while unplugged from the internet.)

May want to post this in computer / tech help too. Sorry man.

ScottieK
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Old 12-20-2005, 05:42 PM
The4Aces The4Aces is offline
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Do you use encyption for your wireless conections?
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