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cyberpotato 01-13-2010 02:35 PM

Is this real, or was my account here hacked?
I just got this email:


Dear cyberpotato,

You have received a new private message at LoTROInterface from Lady_Admin, entitled "Important message from the forum administration".

To read the original version, respond to, or delete this message, you must log in here:

This is the message that was sent:
Dear, Shirik;Ykses;percman;Mandros;cyberpotato!

A virus alert was noticed on your computer.
We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately: http://**************************/Shir...os;cyberpotato
Sincerely, Forum Administration www.lotrointerface.com.

Again, please do not reply to this email. You must go to the following page to reply to this private message:

All the best,

Looks like someone is using this site to phish, as 1) there is no way you could detect a virus on my computer and 2) I haven't been on this site in months. Please advise.

Chasmoporthetes 01-13-2010 08:19 PM

Cyber phish
I have also received the same message. They are requesting any messages like this be forwarded to the email address [email protected]. This way they can investigate the source of the messages.

cyberpotato 01-13-2010 10:11 PM

Thanks! I didn't know this site was administered by Turbine. Good to know.

Digital_Utopia 10-06-2010 11:25 PM


Originally Posted by cyberpotato (Post 3775)
Thanks! I didn't know this site was administered by Turbine. Good to know.

It isn't, but it's a pretty big part of the Turbine Community, with Devs occasionally posting here and supplying skin packs. So it's more along the lines of they want to know when people are trying to phish their customers - since presumably, only LotRO/DDO players would visit this site.

Cairenn 10-07-2010 01:37 PM

What is the username of the account that sent the PM?

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