sashayed (sashayed) wrote in shoebox_project,



i'm rushing from thing to thing today so this is gonna be short, but dorkorific can't be recovered at the moment (ETA 2: omg yes it can, it's me again, GO TEAM. all is back under control there as of now. but i'm still feeling a little freaked, so, you know, whatever; i'm gonna keep using sashayed mostly, for now. ANYWAY) as it was explained to me today in an email from abuse, "The problem here is that is apparently allowing old usernames to be recycled. Someone can register an old email that was validated on an account, and request an email reset. This appears to be the case with your account 'dorkorific'." but it appears that, until something else goes wrong, i now have control over the community, so, you know, EAT IT, EVERYBODY ELSE.

if any other entries DO appear here, and they link to external sources, PLEASE don't click on them. (the only non-lj site i'd send you to is the incredible lomara's .pdf files of the shoebox chapters, an awesome resource which you can find linked somewhere in cult_sbp.) when we get the entries back, ladyjaida and i will both confirm that we've done so.

to anyone who DID click on those links, this is the important thing, via copperbadge, to whom this also happened:

A number of people found keyloggers on their computers after they clicked the russian poetry site link. A few people actually attempted to translate it (the poem is about eating shit, apparently) and are regretting it. We are advising people to go to and download the free Spyware Doctor and run a scan, also running a scan via Housecall if they don't have an installed antivirus program on your computer.

i'm so sorry about all of this, everyone. and, okay, i lied, since i have no time to do anything similarly helpful there will be just one link: to copperbadge's amazingly useful entry on his version of this whole ordeal. (MAYBE HOVER OVER IT WITH YOUR MOUSE BEFORE YOU CLICK JUST TO MAKE SURE I AM NOT LYING, THIS IS A GOOD HABIT FOR THE FUTURE TOO.)

so basically, 1. download a solid antivirus program; 2. check any hotmail accounts you have to make sure they haven't lapsed, 3. change your passwords and set a security question, and 4. don't click on anything you're not sure about.

love you guys. more to come!

ETA ONE THING: this happened to me because i, stupidly, wasn't monitoring which email addresses were linked to my account. i don't think this is unusual, with longstanding ljs, since I hadn't used the hotmail account in question for years and years and years; but even though it's pretty normal behavior, it's (obviously!) not good. so it's worth it for all of you to check and make sure you aren't giving a vulnerable email access to your journal:

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Yay! Glad you got everything back. Hopefully those hackers can't mess with SBP anymore!
So so so glad it worked out alright. I had a moment of pure terror when I saw that post and then "Oh wait, must be a hacker. Bastards."
Oh thank heavens. I don't know why, I don't even know y'guys that well, but this whole thing left me uneasy whenever I'd go to look at the friends page. It was like, "Oh my god there is poisonous alien matter in my bowl of oatmeal," or something. *shudder*

Glad you're in control again!
Jaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaared icon! <3 <3

So glad nothing too insanely catastrophic managed to happen. We should be able to send evil mistletoe through the internet in situations like this.
i'm so happy you're back! i've been checking back to the community consistently, waiting impatiently for lj abuse to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT and it's good to know that they finally got on it!
Oh thank God you have your journal back <333
Thank you! I'm glad that everything's okay now, and hopefully this won't happen to anyone again.
Thanks for the info and good luck with dorkorific! ♥
Oh my god, I'm so glad everything is coming back under control. *__*
is the only hacking going on in hotmail emails? or are all emails vulnerable now?
Thank god! *cry*
Lol. I'm so glad you got this figured out, and I will take extra extra precautions to not be hacked.
Keep being lovely~<3

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Yaaaay! \o/
two questions.
1. Does the keylogger work on Macs? If I'm running Leopard, am I still at risk of having the spyware?
2. If the answer to 1 is "yes", what anti-spyware programs for Macs do people recommend?
If you clicked the links and are on a Mac, you're probably ok. Read this though, and consider doing a scan + removing unneeded cookies just in case.


9 years ago

So glad you're back :-) What a wretched thing to have happened.

(I can't seem to delete my old email addresses at the link you provided. I can't check the check boxes. Am I missing something?
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