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    Angry Past hack of this website user data. Why not informed?

    Would an Admin or the site owner like to answer this question please?
    Regarding: Hack of MrExcel

    https://monitor.firefox.com/breach-details/MrExcel
    "On December 5, 2016, MrExcel suffered a breach. Once the breach was discovered and verified it was added to our
    database on January 22, 2017."
    "What data was compromised:

    Passwords

    IP addresses

    Email addresses

    Dates of birth

    Additional information, including:

    Social connections, Usernames, Website activity"

    Why was there no notification sent from this site, at least I was never sent an email about this?
    Why wasn't a PM sent within the site which I assume would have then fired off an email to users?
    Why wasn't there a forced password change on next login via email link etc?

    Disappointing to see an old password that was stolen from this site still working just now!!!

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    Default Re: Past hack of this website user data. Why not informed?

    Please read this in response to your question > https://www.mrexcel.com/details-of-d...t-mrexcel-com/
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    Default Re: Past hack of this website user data. Why not informed?

    Quote Originally Posted by mole999 View Post
    Please read this in response to your question > https://www.mrexcel.com/details-of-d...t-mrexcel-com/
    Thanx for the link.

    I'm looking at my email archive now for the 14, 15 January 2017 and just in case 22 January, but as I hadn't changed email address that last one isn't helpful to me.
    I don't have a spam folder for the email address in question, so nothing should get dropped or lost.

    I didn't get a notification, I've done a detailed search.
    "We are requiring all users you to promptly...."
    • Were these the only notifications pairlist.net or pairlist.com sent out to users regarding this hack?
      And did MrExcel later then send any notifications?

    To clarify a little, my password was unique to the MrExcel site, and has been sent to that email address only. I have several email addresses and all the emails received are a match for that address and my password for this site, not anymore as I've changed it now.
    Last edited by HAL-9000; Jun 6th, 2019 at 04:47 PM.

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    Default Re: Past hack of this website user data. Why not informed?

    There was a discussion arround this here: https://www.mrexcel.com/forum/about-...nt-attack.html

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