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Jun. 27th, 2006

My Ebay account got hijacked.

No, not a spoof email, and I didn't do a stupid and click on a spoof, either. Someone honest-to-goodness got into my account and started listing Chanel handbags for sale.

Fortunately for me, I saw the first confirmation emails almost immediately, and was actively canceling listings and changing passwords and waiting for the Ebay live chat support team while the asshat was still putting up listings. Trying to do all this AT WORK was not pleasing to me, but it was clearly something that couldn't wait.

All better now (thank you, Bryce B.), since it very obviously wasn't me and I did all the right things to stop it right away. The listings are canceled from the Ebay side as well, and the fees have been credited back to my account - fortunately, no bank or credit accounts were associated, and it was just the Ebay account that could be affected.

I noticed on the change messages from the actions I was taking that they registered what IP I am at. I hope they log the IPs on listings as well, and that they followed up and managed to catch the asshat.

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turtle_morn
Jun. 27th, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
Wow - scary! Any idea how it happened?
collacentaur
Jun. 27th, 2006 08:40 pm (UTC)
Well, the old password was not particularly secure. Actually, you used to live with me, so you might well be able to figure it out if you remember what I used to use. They probably picked my account because there hasn't been much activity for a while, and they were hoping it had been abandoned.
turtle_morn
Jun. 27th, 2006 08:42 pm (UTC)
Perhaps I should change my password. I imagine you can guess mine as well, and it's equally insecure...
ourika
Jun. 28th, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
I'm with turtle_morn and contemplating if I should change some passwords. Taoist_pagan's always after me to do something about them.
caniswolfie
Jun. 28th, 2006 06:36 am (UTC)
I got mine hijacked as well.. same thing. Chanel handbags.. That's probably why I had to spend lots of time on the live chat waiting for a person. They probably got a lot of people.

I got mine fixed up by support.
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