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Blade & Soul Forum » General Discussion » Beware Chinese Open Beta!!! QQ.com Hijacking Accounts

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  darkhigh

Apprentice Member

Joined: 10/02/10
Posts: 48

 
OP  11/28/13 10:09:01 PM#1

Chinese service providers stealing email accounts.

 

After finding out I needed to have windows 7 or 8 installed as 8.1 doesn't work with the beta client, I did a clean install of windows 7.  As I always do for beta registrations I created a brand new Gmail account with a new password. I created my QQ account for the CN Open Beta using the new email and same password to make it easier to remember. I was able to log into the game and play, was a lot of fun to be honest. I just wish I knew some Chinese! Anyway the servers went down for maintenance and about an hour after they went down I received notice from Gmail that a suspicious sign in attempt was blocked on the brand new email account.

Hi John Doe,

Someone recently used your password to try to sign in to your Google Account _________. This person was using an application such as an email client or mobile device.

We prevented the sign-in attempt in case this was a hijacker trying to access your account. Please review the details of the sign-in attempt:

  Thursday, November 28, 2013 10:49:40 AM UTC
IP Address: 171.108.224.191
Location: Laibin, Guangxi, China
 


If you do not recognize this sign-in attempt, someone else might be trying to access your account. You should sign in to your account and reset your password immediately.
 
 
Of course this doesn't matter to me as it was a blank account just for the beta. I wanted to make sure everyone else was aware of this happening and can do what you need to to protect your data.
  darkhigh

Apprentice Member

Joined: 10/02/10
Posts: 48

 
OP  11/28/13 10:26:53 PM#2
People NEED to know this!
  Deathgod881

Novice Member

Joined: 11/21/12
Posts: 77

What I seek is thunder - Izuchi!

11/28/13 10:32:56 PM#3
I didnt get anything

"Let destruction rain!" from Asbel Tales of Graces f

  skyline385

Advanced Member

Joined: 7/09/13
Posts: 601

11/29/13 5:03:40 AM#4

I got it once because of my Battle.net account getting hacked.

I think it hardly has anything to do with B&S

  goboygo

Hard Core Member

Joined: 10/02/13
Posts: 340

11/29/13 9:28:05 AM#5

This has happened to me almost exactly trying so new Asian game simply out of morbid curiosity.  New email account used only on that game.  Next day getting notices that someone is trying to "hack" my game account.  Only place the email account was used and the only company that had that email address was the company for that game.

Think about how many people have access to player information that work at these companies along with all their F2P business partners.

I don't think people realize that the email account that you use for games is a very valuable commodity in the Asian F2P market for spoofing.  Its a very profitable business and good money is paid for this information.

  holdenhamlet

Hard Core Member

Joined: 8/01/05
Posts: 1034

12/11/13 8:30:29 PM#6
I've gotten that same e-mail with a Chinese source, but I haven't done anything with Blade&Soul.  It's clearly not because of this game.
  Tidel

Novice Member

Joined: 1/29/07
Posts: 553

2/13/14 5:34:28 PM#7
Is this something I should be concerned about if I registered on my main email address?
  Panther2103

Hard Core Member

Joined: 1/09/08
Posts: 2062

2/13/14 5:37:19 PM#8
Honestly it might be pure coincidence. I haven't ever had any attempts to hack my email when I played chinese games, but in the past gmail has warned me about people connecting from other countries, just randomly. I mean it's a good idea to warn people just in case it has something to do with QQ, but it's happened before without it, and might just be a coincidence. 
  Tidel

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Joined: 1/29/07
Posts: 553

2/13/14 5:44:24 PM#9
Originally posted by Panther2103
Honestly it might be pure coincidence. I haven't ever had any attempts to hack my email when I played chinese games, but in the past gmail has warned me about people connecting from other countries, just randomly. I mean it's a good idea to warn people just in case it has something to do with QQ, but it's happened before without it, and might just be a coincidence. 

Hmm alright. I have an authenticator on my email though so maybe it'll make a difference.

  Omali

Hard Core Member

Joined: 2/16/09
Posts: 1097

2/13/14 6:47:41 PM#10
I created an account with a new email address back when this was posted. Never received anything.

  elvenwolf

Novice Member

Joined: 3/10/04
Posts: 136

2/14/14 7:52:39 AM#11

I got my skype account stolen and someone used it from singapore, and this happened a lot of time ago and I never even accessed a chinese game. Also someone tried to access my mail from Russia, and another time from China; Again, at the time I didn't even know Blade N SOul or QQ existed.

Stuffl like that happens from time to time, is just random attacks to random emails acount they find online.

I doubt your experience had anything to do with QQ. 

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  Sacail

Apprentice Member

Joined: 6/25/07
Posts: 3

2/18/14 7:26:37 PM#12

this is no joke ive also got this message shortly after playing BnS China.

 

We prevented the sign-in attempt in case this was a hijacker trying to access your account. Please review the details of the sign-in attempt: 
 

Sunday, February 16, 2014 9:55:24 AM UTC 
IP Address: 222.244.249.63 
Location: Changsha, Hunan, China



If you do not recognize this sign-in attempt, someone else might be trying to access your account. You should sign in to your account and reset your password immediately.