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Old 2014-04-23, 09:56 AM   [Ignore Me] #1
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PlanetSide Universe Members,

We have reason to believe our forums could have been compromised within the past several weeks. While we do not have specific evidence as to what was compromised, we are recommending all users change their passwords on PSU as well as on any other sites you may have used the same password.

We have had several users report (within the last week) that e-mail accounts they have used on PSU have began receiving spam. This means any e-mail addresses associated with PSU could have been compromised as well.

We apologize for this and we have made changes to the site which should rectify the issues, but we will continue to monitor our databases and logs for any suspicious activity. Unfortunately as a community run fan site, we do not have enterprise class monitoring or alerting solutions in place to detect these sort of attacks.

We have taken the following actions in which you may notice a change.
  • Security updates that have logged you out of the forums.
  • Password Expirations - We have expired all passwords over 120 days and will leave this setting in for a while. This is likely going to require most users change their passwords.
Again, our apologies for this incident and any spam you receive. As I've stated numerous times PlanetSide Universe DOES NOT and WILL NOT sell your information to 3rd parties.
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Old 2014-04-23, 10:33 AM   [Ignore Me] #2
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Thank you man for the information to the community.
This will help to keep the trustworthiness at the high level it always was.

But why only 120 days old passwords? It might be better to reset 7-14 days old passwords
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Old 2014-04-23, 10:38 AM   [Ignore Me] #3
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I figured 120 was a good start. That's going to force about 95% of all users to reset.
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Old 2014-04-23, 10:49 AM   [Ignore Me] #4
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Actually I just tweaked it a bit more, I'll revert back to 120 permanently after a week or so.
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Old 2014-04-23, 04:41 PM   [Ignore Me] #5
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3296 days in fact. Thanks for that.
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Old 2014-04-24, 05:35 AM   [Ignore Me] #6
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Originally Posted by Hamma View Post
I figured 120 was a good start. That's going to force about 95% of all users to reset.
Sure but it leaves the other 5% that maybe changed the Password directly before the breach and may not see this thread.

Thats why I love this community, the Admin(s) see (good) advises and accept feedback
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Old 2014-05-07, 09:17 PM   [Ignore Me] #7
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How long is this 14 day thing going to last?
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Old 2014-05-10, 08:07 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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It's been changed. Was out of town and didn't get to change it before I left.
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Old 2015-03-15, 07:17 AM   [Ignore Me] #9
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Hamma, I've just received this private message

DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL!
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Dear ringring,

You have received a new private message at PlanetSide Universe from angela, entitled "Business Proposal".

To read the original version, respond to, or delete this message, you must log in here:
http://www.planetside-universe.com/private.php

This is the message that was sent:
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Hello Greetings Dear,
How are you doing, This message might come to you as a surprise but please be rest assured that it is all for good, meanwhile, I prayed before contacting you and please for God's sake do not see my mail as embarrassment as we do not know each other before.
For proper introductions my full names are Ms. Angela Malani I am contacting you with regards to my search for foreign Investment I wish to bring to your notice my interest to partner with you on a great business opportunity, I have a substantial amount of money which I honorably intend to invest in your country into Real Estate business/ Agriculture projects ETC, of which I want you to advise and execute the said venture over there for the mutual benefits of both of us.
Your able cooperation is to become my business partner in your country and create ideas on how the money will be invested properly, If you were able to handle the project with me, I am willing to compensate you reasonably for your cooperation.
If you are willing to work with me, please contact me urgently by email { [email protected] } so that I will give you full details about myself and the project.
However, if you are not in a position to work with me, I will so much appreciate you inform me earlier so that I will start making another alternative arrangement.
I am eagerly waiting to hear from you.
Have a pleasant moment.
Faithfully Yours.
Ms. Angela Malani
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