Originally Posted by Ryleh
All that is scary as hell.
Hopefully he just ran an automated script, connected, guessed your router's info then just changed his Mac address to be your own... and then just made an account with your mac address and IP address.
You really should alert your ISP at a minimum.
If you don't want to i'm sure you'll get much more educated information once the California crowd wakes up. Pretty sleepy here on the North-Coast right now too
Yeah, I tend to forget what time it really is - even where I live. I don't really have a regular schedule.
The only thing I want to know now is what this moderator meant by saying that OCN's "sensors" detected this. I mean what did they detect, y'know?
First this moderator said "our sensor picked up an anomaly. Did your brother/sister or relative join the forum?"
So I asked "Not to my knowledge. Why? I mean, can you go into specifics?"
The answer: "Well our sensors have picked up that you somehow have a second account here. The second account being P-unit
So then I asked if it was possible that this was a false positive. The response?
"Have you logged in from any shared computers? Like at work or at a library?"
The answer is No because my sig rig is the only computer I ever use to access OCN. I answered several more questions and then the conversation suddenly ended.
Then about 7 hours ago I get this in my Inbox from the same moderator:
"Could you then, log out manually(press the logout button) and then log back in? I just want to check something because you tripped it 3 times now. Could be a glitch but just log out and log back in again manually"
(this is a partial message... the rest just contains genuine pleasantries)
So I did, but it didn't trigger it.
I asked when it was last triggered, and the answer was "about 3 hours ago"
. This means that it happened when my PC was off and when I was not home.
So yeah, good idea about contacting my ISP. Unfortunately, it's Comcast.
Originally Posted by Boyboyd
The fact that he knew that you visited OCN is a bit weird, i agree.
I have to wonder now if he was like "What the hell is so special about this Overclock.net that it's the only site this guy ever visits? I'm gonna check it out and see what the big deal is."Edited by TwoCables - 10/26/11 at 4:29am