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    Site was breached
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    Keller, Texas
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    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, Mojave
    At the time of the alledged breach, the forums were owned by Penton, a large corporation. We (the current owners) do not know if Penton responded or if they did anything at all.

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    Just found this today in my email
    That breach, if it actually did occur was over two years ago and I'd doubt you had anything of value to harvest with only two other posts according to your specs.





    - Patrick
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    I also received this email.
    I had to do the email verification/password sending thing again, so I guess that passwords seem to have been reset, which is a good thing.

    > I'd doubt you had anything of value
    Dates of birth, Email addresses, IP addresses, Passwords, Usernames = nothing of value ?

    The next step: Please switch to storing plain text passwords. See Plain Text Offenders - About

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    jowie
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    Please could you tell me how to delete my account, thanks

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    Site was breached
    pm-r's Avatar
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    It seems odd that the same two year old+ notice would also show up recently, as found with a Google search, and maybe the receiver is using some sort of service or associated with govanguard.

    Screen Shot 2018-10-30 at 9.44.09 AM.png




    https://govanguard.io/2018/10/29/mac...ched-accounts/




    - Patrick
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    Site was breached
    chscag's Avatar
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    Jan 23, 2008
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    Keller, Texas
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    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, Mojave
    Please could you tell me how to delete my account, thanks
    Only an administrator can remove your account from our data base. If you really wish this to occur, let me know in your reply and I will remove your account.

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    jowie
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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Only an administrator can remove your account from our data base. If you really wish this to occur, let me know in your reply and I will remove your account.
    Yes please.

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    Site was breached

    Member Since
    May 20, 2010
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    Las Vegas, NV
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    Mac Pro 2013, Mac Pro 2010, All Apple Devices
    I just received notification of the same from Lifelock. Changed my password to this site. Not worried about it.

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    I also received notification from Lifelock and changed my password

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    Site was breached
    chscag's Avatar
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    Jan 23, 2008
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    Thanks "Bald Eagle" and "macbeth" for your patience. Under the old site ownership there was a breach which occurred, however, at the time we were not notified of the extent of the breach. Changing your password should suffice.

    You can always access your profile from within the forums and change your password, date of birth, and other information about yourself. Some folks have just blanked out their date of birth which is allowed. We don't care when you were born as we do not serve alcohol, or sell tobacco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    We don't care when you were born as we do not serve alcohol, or sell tobacco.
    Nice!

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    I too just got this notification from LifeLock:

    DARK WEB MONITORING ACTIVITY NOTIFICATION
    We detected identity information which may belong to you on the Dark Web, a term used which may also include the deep web or a peer-to-peer file sharing network.
    The information found is usually from a "list" that's being given away, traded or sold. The list could be old, so it's important to see whether or not the information is out of date.
    If you recognize information below as belonging to you [and it did] change the password immediately with the affected website or service immediately.
    We also recommend setting up 2-factor authentication if available with that website/service.
    If you see a social security number belonging to you, review credit reports for suspicious activity, watch financial transactions, and make sure LifeLock alert preferences settings are up to date for the account that belongs to you.

    The site MacForums has been reported to possibly have suffered a data exposure that could include usernames, emails, passwords and more information.
    The possible exposure would have happened in November 2017, although it was reported in November 2018.


    So my question is, why are we just hearing about this now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    At the time of the alledged breach, the forums were owned by Penton, a large corporation. We (the current owners) do not know if Penton responded or if they did anything at all.
    they never told users about it. I never got any notices anyway. typically when this happens, companies try to be hush hush about it. in fact this is the first time I've learned of it. I put a fake DOB in my profile so they did not get my DOB.

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    Site was breached
    chscag's Avatar
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    Jan 23, 2008
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    Keller, Texas
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    Your Mac's Specs
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, Mojave
    So my question is, why are we just hearing about this now?
    As stated above when this occurred the forums were owned by a large corporation who did not notify the membership. You have the ability to change your password and date of birth from your user profile. You can see from this thread that we do not care when you were born so if you wish, you can remove your DOB. No other information that we have concerning your profile leaves you open to fraud or identity theft.

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