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Someone just hacked my craigslist account
craigslist.org | 07 September 2011

Posted on 02/07/2011 8:26:40 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Someone JUST hacked my craigslist account. I don't have a clue as to how they did it, but they posted four ads in the Westchester, NY area using my craigslist e-mail. Beats my four aces as to how they did it. I've deleted the cell phone ads, changed my password AND changed the receiving e-mail on the account. Does anyone have ANY idea as to how they hacked my craigslist account? Or, has craigslist suffered a major identity theft from its database?


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: craigslist; hacked; hacking; vanity
Any info would be very much appreciated.
1 posted on 02/07/2011 8:26:42 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Is it possible that your computer may have a virus?

Have you used an un-secured wireless connection anywhere (i.e. with a laptop)?

If any of your info was stored, it’s pretty easy for them to hijack any of your accounts.


2 posted on 02/07/2011 8:30:40 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Somebody posted my phone number on there once on the W4M boards. What made it worse was I spent the day at work ignoring all those calls.


3 posted on 02/07/2011 8:31:10 PM PST by wastedyears (It has nothing to do with safety, and everything to do with control.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

An automated script probably ran on a website, surreptitiously injected Javascript, used the your current browser session or possibly a save cookie. Your only remedy: change you password.


4 posted on 02/07/2011 8:31:54 PM PST by Weird Tolkienish Figure
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

I’m thinking maybe you might need to scan your computer for trojans, and I would go to anyplace you have an account and change everysingle password. And make it hard to guess, anything simple like “password” or 1234 is easy to crack.


5 posted on 02/07/2011 8:32:09 PM PST by chae (A wooden stake for Edward, a silver axe for Jacob, and then Buffy went home)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

I just Googled: how to hijack a craigslist account

It brings up quite a few links. Just be careful what you click.

Good luck!


6 posted on 02/07/2011 8:35:37 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Why in the world would any rational human have a CL account?


7 posted on 02/07/2011 8:35:47 PM PST by freedumb2003 (The TOTUS-reader is a Judas Goat, leading the American sheeple to the slaugherhouse /Parmy)
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To: freedumb2003
"Why in the world would any rational human have a CL account?

I have sold many of my extra sports & concert tickets there. I have also gotten rid of a lot of usless stuff from my garage. And the best part is that they have to come and pick it up!

8 posted on 02/07/2011 8:42:16 PM PST by Beaten Valve
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Make sure that your computer is not set up to automatically connect to any wireless networks within your range. Otherwise, your computer could automatically connect to the
hacker’s network without your knowledge.
• Turn off file sharing when you are on the road to prevent hackers from stealing sensitive data from your
computer.
• Create a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN establishes a private network across the public network
which prevents a hacker from intercepting your data.
http://wisconsin.bbb.org/storage/28/documents/Consumer%20Newsletter%20Archive/December.pdf

I googled the above. Craigs list is known for many criminal acts—scary place to do business.


9 posted on 02/07/2011 8:44:11 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: Beaten Valve

>>I have sold many of my extra sports & concert tickets there. I have also gotten rid of a lot of usless stuff from my garage. And the best part is that they have to come and pick it up!<<

I thought that was what cousins and uncles were for!


10 posted on 02/07/2011 8:49:50 PM PST by freedumb2003 (The TOTUS-reader is a Judas Goat, leading the American sheeple to the slaugherhouse /Parmy)
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To: freedumb2003
The word "sold" was used..cousins and uncles want it for "free"

;)

11 posted on 02/07/2011 8:53:56 PM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: Beaten Valve

The last thing I want is a bunch of flakes coming to my house to pick up “bargains”, meanwhile checking everything out.

Based on their history w/r/t ethical business practices, I wouldn’t trust craigslist with anything more sensitive than a grocery list.

And every time I’ve looked at their listings I’ve seen nothing but vastly overpriced crap.


12 posted on 02/07/2011 8:55:48 PM PST by bigbob
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To: wastedyears

I made it a point to never answer any call that is not on my database and let it go to messaging. Usually, you just google the number and you get info on it.


13 posted on 02/07/2011 8:56:41 PM PST by max americana
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Just contact CraigsList............(I’m not sure why you posted here for support of CL).........


14 posted on 02/07/2011 9:10:04 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Spammers will send out an email that looks like it’s from Craigslist to you telling you verify your account info. Looks real, I nearly fell for it.


15 posted on 02/07/2011 9:10:41 PM PST by frankenMonkey (I need a new tagline...)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Any info would be very much appreciated.

If you logged onto your Craigslist account over a public wifi network, someone running Firesheep ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firesheep ) might have hijacked your logon.

16 posted on 02/07/2011 9:57:16 PM PST by TChad
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

I once received email for some other person for months... how we had the same computer or internet# address we never figured it out ... I called him and just forwarded the wayward messages to his other address (our actual email address’s weren’t even similar) we had good laugh, great conversations and even had similar experiences .. we both had homing Pigeons show up at our houses and they thought they were “Home” as well, and neither of us even raised Pigeons. sidebar (Back in the Day you could actually “Mail” a pigeon back home)

TT


17 posted on 02/07/2011 9:57:34 PM PST by TexasTransplant (I don't mind liberals... I hate liars...there just tends to be a high degree of overlap)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

You may have a password stealer installed on your computer. Change the paswords using a DIFFERENT computer and then do a virus and malware scan on your computer.


18 posted on 02/08/2011 12:58:29 AM PST by TheCipher
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To: NoRedTape

I get more help and information here than I have from anyone else ever. Just wondering how they did it? I have an idea and may post what is going on later. All I know is people are pretty bad.


19 posted on 02/08/2011 3:46:55 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: fight_truth_decay
Yeah...tell me about it. Here's the info I have on the hacker:

One ad shows the home page to be: www.saleably.com

Also says, "Talk on MSN: saleably@hotmail.com"

Also says, "E-mail to: saleably3@yahoo.com"

Another ad has the number 661-247-5033 to which to text and it is in California. The ads were all posted in NY. This is all so strange.

Biggest question of all, why didn't they change the e-mail on the account to their e-mail so it wouldn't notify me when someone responded?

20 posted on 02/08/2011 4:36:55 AM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

To be safe, you should probably closely monitor any bank accounts and credit cards. Good luck with this and I hope you clear it up fast.


21 posted on 02/08/2011 4:51:06 AM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

“An automated script probably ran on a website, surreptitiously injected Javascript, used the your current browser session or possibly a save cookie.”

You can help protect against that by using Firefox with the NoScript extension running. NoScript will prevent all scripts from running except on sites you trust. It puts a little “S” icon in the bottom corner of the browser you can click if you want to turn on javascript on a specific page. It’s a safer way to browse.

Firefox: http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/

Addons: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/

NoScript: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/noscript/


22 posted on 02/08/2011 5:54:46 AM PST by PastorBooks
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To: wastedyears

You got off easy. Someone put an ad in M4M and left my parents phone number.


23 posted on 02/08/2011 6:21:08 AM PST by 11johara28
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Cool. I agree with you on the assistance that can come forth here on FR. I hope you figure out what happened.


24 posted on 02/08/2011 8:17:16 AM PST by NoRedTape
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin
Bear with me: http://www.saleably.com/info.asp?id=37

Noticed first...site is Chinese from the looks of all the sales models, then I read the location and phone number listed which then was obvious it was based in China and has a “live chat” box which responds “in how can I help you”. Has a feedback revolving box as well. That “address part” seems pasted on to the whole design of the add—looks unprofessionally done.

Phone number I did reverse like you did.

(661) 247-5033

Cellular
Arvin, CA

Which you can pay to find the owner of that number..for .99 Intelius, Inc.

But as you said..you are still contacted but then they can still get business in the time you take to fix the hack job.

I am sure you contacted Craig's list—what did they say as in eBay there is a link for immediate response when you have something sent to your e-mail pretending to be eBay or a fake “seller”.

..and maybe they are not that good at “hacking”..and someone is playing with you just because they can ? Now we look at who “would want to do you wrong”. [kidding] ;)

Notice they have PayPal at the bottom—so PayPal might like to know your story . They are good on security.

Found this site: http://clscambuster.blogspot.com/

I had a friend who had his email [msn] hijacked by a company out of Canada selling prescription drugs-Viagra. He had a hotmail address so I would open it—thought why is he sending me this stuff—3 times went by and asked! See at the CC line was a list of people I knew to be parents and friends so
I thought it legit to open. He somehow got it taken care of. I was the only one who eventually said something after 3 months of getting one each month. No one purchased anything from this company. They stopped coming.

25 posted on 02/08/2011 9:44:59 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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To: frankenMonkey
Those use to come to me from a fake eBay and eBayer..I just gave them to eBay so they can investigate—good to do so they can do their security job. I tracked one guy as Mexican living in Florida was trying to sell me a new stainless commercial refrigerator for $200. They knew what I was looking at /aka bidding on from a company legit in Calif.

It was ridiculous—one would have to be really dumb to think you could get something of that value for nothing.

Ebay said I should not have followed him down like I did as not safe responding back and forth on eBay..but was playing with it..he was all excited waiting for my CC# lol. THEN gave it to eBay! No one should give out that information ..the scam is as old as the Internet..but people still worry they will lose an acct etc..or get money for doing nothing.

AT&T uses your social security number for identification if you have questions on your acct or service. Social security does not like that..if fact you do not have to give it up and can make them use a pin you decide on. They had flagged my account a year ago little known to me or anyone esle at AT&T "billing" etc til I had an issue with my iPhone and checked their computer for my account and would not take a passport, my drivers license, my real estate tax papers just happened to have with me.. but needed my actual social security card--to prove I was me. I asked for some consideration in purchases etc for the inconvenience and they issued me that.

26 posted on 02/08/2011 10:03:16 AM PST by fight_truth_decay
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