STAY OFF PHOTOBUCKET!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2007
STAY OFF PHOTOBUCKET!
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Tue, 06-17-2008 - 6:06pm

Just a quick warning - I noticed the links to my sig file were broken, so I went to my photobucket account to see what was wrong...


The site has been hacked - a hacker group's page comes up, and my firewall detected an attempt to access my computer as soon as the site came up.


I hope no one gets hit by them, this is scary stuff sometimes.





iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2007
Wed, 06-18-2008 - 2:34pm
Fortunately, it seems as though they've fixed it - I hope nobody was hit by the hackers.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-14-2005
Wed, 06-18-2008 - 5:13pm
Wow - that's scary. I'm glad it's okay now. Just FYI - that exact behavior can also be caused by spyware on your own computer. If you're not already, I'd download and run a scan using something like ad-aware. (and for others to know as well...)

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-08-2007
Wed, 06-18-2008 - 7:25pm

Thanks for the tip.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-04-2006
Thu, 06-19-2008 - 8:16am

Question.

How would you know if harm was done by the hackers?

Mary

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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-14-2005
Thu, 06-19-2008 - 8:55am

Here's what it says on Photobucket support:


"On Tuesday afternoon, some users that typed in the Photobucket.com URL were temporarily redirected to an incorrect page due to an error in our DNS hosting services. The error was fixed within an hour of its discovery, but due to the nature of the problem, some users will not have access to Photobucket for a few hours as the fix rolls out. It is important to note that only a portion of Photobucket users encountered the problem and that no Photobucket content, password information or other personal information was affected by the redirect."

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Registered: 02-26-2004
Sat, 06-21-2008 - 1:56pm
Wow Carol,
a href="http://s34.photobucket.com/albums/d134/stephhastings/?action=view&current=chris11006.jpg" target="_blank">Photobucket