Mods, others - someone trying to hack my account?

BuffcoBuffco Senior MemberPosts: 10,271 Senior Member
I tried to log in this morning to post some really witty, thought provoking stuff but when I attempted to enter my login and password, I got a message saying I had exceeded my number of failed login attempts. I was confused because I knew I typed the correct password and I only submitted it once, not five times like the error message said.

So, it told me I was locked out for 15 minutes. No big deal....

Then, I just received an email from Fly Fisherman forums that said someone tried to login to my account with an incorrect password five times. The email (from a Jeff Simpson) gave me the IP address of the offending party.

A search shows it to be from New York.

****? Any thoughts?

(typed this from my phone, the computer still won't let me in)


  • Scott ButnerScott Butner Senior Member Posts: 3,918 Senior Member
    I had the same issue this morning, but from my phone. No problems getting in on my desktop computer.
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    welcome to the club
  • ouzelproouzelpro Senior Member Posts: 5,361 Senior Member
  • ouzelproouzelpro Senior Member Posts: 5,361 Senior Member
    Jake...its just Chinatown...

    But, yes, since you asked, everyone is out to get you.
  • HextallHextall Senior Member Posts: 9,520 Senior Member
    pm me your social security number and I'll figure this out.

    (p.s. I got the same message on my phone this morning).
  • ouzelproouzelpro Senior Member Posts: 5,361 Senior Member
    The Russian outfit has a gun to a mod's head somewhere.
  • ricinusricinus Senior Member Posts: 6,214 Senior Member
    We are the Borg, resistance is futile..

    My new goal in life is to become an Alter Kaker...
  • fishingcomicfishingcomic Senior Member Posts: 23,739 Senior Member
    This is why I never log out.

    BTW the IP could be the service provider.
    'I've spoken of the Shining City all my political life. …In my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed, and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and peace; a city with free ports that hummed with commerce and creativity. And if there had to be city walls, the walls had doors and the doors were open to anyone with the will and the heart to get here. That's how I saw it, and see it still.'" Ronald Reagan
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    i told you guys to stop teasng Cappyduane
  • tim_stim_s Senior Member Posts: 1,952 Senior Member
    it happens at FFIM a lot, too

    attempted hack, probably by a Bot

    pretty common
    Fly Fishing in Maine -
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    Same thing happened to me. I requested a change in password. Got one and it still wouldn't let me in. I was provided with an IP address. Any Mods wanna see it?
  • FishTXFishTX Super Moderator Posts: 7,969 Senior Member
    I was locked out too. Changed my password, but it took four or five tries spread 15 minutes apart before it worked.
    "We have to find someone who can not only fly this plane, but who didn't have fish for dinner."

    Crooow:This music would work better with women in bikinis shaking all over the place. I guess that's true of any music really.
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    I thought it was my tapatalk app since I belong to a cult I thought they were onto me.

    Those using tapatalk are you now able to log on or did you have to wipe the app and get a new one?
  • GoldenladleGoldenladle Super Moderator Posts: 3,878 Senior Member
    The issue is now fixed.

    I couldn't access from any device. After contacting the powers that be, they were on it immediately.

    Moved to Montana, gonna be a dental floss tycoon.

  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
  • Brian D.Brian D. Senior Member Posts: 4,011 Senior Member
    I don't think anyone tried to hack my account. I feel left out. Nobody wants to be me. :(

  • yataheyyatahey Senior Member Posts: 5,605 Senior Member
    It's Obama's secret police keeping track of ginger internet activity for future action placing all gingers in re-education camps. I heard it straight from Mr. Right.
    "When the goin gets weird, the weird turn pro." Hunter S. Thompson
  • flytrapflytrap Banned Posts: 1,659 Senior Member
    Identity theft! But who would want to steal Buffco's identity? 'Course, the same thing could be said for mine. If someone actually stole my identity, I'm figuring the worst they could be charged with is petty theft. :(
    There are worse things in life than being a born cynic.
  • JulietJuliet Posts: 0
    Muslims trying to pass as ginger banjo players?
  • flytrapflytrap Banned Posts: 1,659 Senior Member
    Talk about terrorism!
    There are worse things in life than being a born cynic.

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