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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, 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, 05:38 PM
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Default Re: Neteller account hacked (xpost)

That sucks, dude. Is it not possible that the hack was done on whatever computer you used prior to getting the new laptop?
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Old 12-20-2005, 05:42 PM
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They explain that most likely my account was hacked using a virus that tracked my keystrokes

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Old 12-20-2005, 05:42 PM
The4Aces The4Aces is offline
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Default Re: Neteller account hacked (xpost)

Do you use encyption for your wireless conections?
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Old 12-20-2005, 05:44 PM
thatpfunk thatpfunk is offline
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Default Re: Neteller account hacked (xpost)

i use firefox, have nortons and microsoft spyware. i don't use any sort of file transfer service and use gmail (i have opened 0 unknown emails in the past month).

i use a wireless connection, could these have anything to do with it?
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Old 12-20-2005, 05:47 PM
The4Aces The4Aces is offline
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It could, but it would be unlikely. Someone in the range of your connection would have to know what they are doing, and you would have to be using an unsecure connection.
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Old 12-20-2005, 05:50 PM
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i use firefox, have nortons and microsoft spyware. i don't use any sort of file transfer service and use gmail (i have opened 0 unknown emails in the past month).

i use a wireless connection, could these have anything to do with it?

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I would bet that this is most likely the cause (wireless). If you run virus/spyware programs, and dont mess around with email too much, or at least safely it was probably a wardriver/neighbor that did it. take a look at cain and abel, you will be able to monitor how many computers are associated, but most likely they passively sniffed everything. So get encryption for the wireless net.
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Old 12-20-2005, 05:50 PM
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if you live close enough and dont encrypt your traffic totally can, even if you have a firewall your wirless traffic it self can be intercepted and decoded.
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