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Did someone hack my Afternic account?

Located in Domain Marketplace Reviews, started by Ostrados, Oct 12, 2021

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  1. Ostrados

    Ostrados EpicName.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Today I found that all my domains at Afternic were removed (about 320) and only 17 domains that are not mine are listed!!

    I checked the notifications inside Afternic and there are hundreds of messages saying "We found a duplicate listing - Your domain(s) are already actively listed" in each message several strange domains that I never owned are listed.

    It seems someone uploaded thousands of domains to my account using excel sheet upload from which only 17 were listed, and in the process my portfolio was overwritten and all my listed domains were removed!!

    Someone may have hacked my account, or somehow it might be internal bug in Afternic that resulted in importing someone else sheet list into my account.

    I find it hard to believe that my account was hacked because the password I use I don't use it anywhere, also who wants to hack an Afternic account and for what purpose or benefit?!

    @Joe Styler your advice will be appreciated.
     
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  2. tonyk2000

    tonyk2000 Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Very strange. Do you have 2FA? In any case, it might be better to call them. They do answer phone calls...
     
  3. Ostrados

    Ostrados EpicName.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    No I don't have 2FA.. I sent email to support and waiting for answer. Phone call will be expensive because I am based in EU.
     
  4. tonyk2000

    tonyk2000 Top Contributor VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Maybe try: 1) change password 2) enable 2fa 3) delete current domains and reupload yours.

    Looks like a bug with the new afternic beta though. In afternic problems thread, there are reports that bulk upload no more works (if a new beta is used). What if it works, but uploads to another (random) account...
     
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  5. Ostrados

    Ostrados EpicName.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    The first thing I did is changing the password, I will enable 2FA next.

    I feel that is what happened.. because it does not make sense that someone hacked my account and uploaded his domains then left, whats the purpose?!
     
  6. Windoms

    Windoms Top Contributor VIP

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    Did you have an epik account?
    It said in the leak that afternic credentials were leaked.
    Did you change your afternic password after the leak?
     
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  7. Ostrados

    Ostrados EpicName.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Yes I have an Epik account I didn't change my Afternic password after the leak. But my Afternic password is different from Epik.
     
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  8. Ostrados

    Ostrados EpicName.com VIP ★★★★★★★★★★

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    Afternic support confirmed that it was an internal bug!!
    OMG now I have to relist all my domains
    :banghead:
     
  9. MasterOfMyDomains

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    BIG THINGS coming to afternic in 2021 joe joe styler was saying earlier this year. Way to go Joe Joe
    Glad you werent hacked. Have fun reloading your afternic acct
     

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