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MBAM Forum Asking to Reset Password Due to Hacking

MBAM is sendind e-mail to its members asking to login by accesing "Forgot Your Password" first to reset or change password.


A vulnerability in its Forum software allowed a hacker to access the server hosting.

https://forums.malwarebytes.org/index.php?/topic/161236-malwarebytesorg-comprimised/?p=910678

MBAM have no evidence that any personal data was stolen from its members, but as a precautionary messure they are asking to reset the passwords.

Hernan.

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6 Gallium

MBAM didn't email me about this, although others are reporting this also. And I can't access their forum - getting a "service unavailable- try again later".

The link you posted gives the same message. I can access MBAM's website. Just not the forum.  Maybe MBAM is in more trouble than they say.

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Hi Joe.

I got the e-mail this evening.

It took 3 tries to login to MBAM forum and then 2 more to change my password. I think the servers must be overloaded with everybody doing the change.

Hernan.

Dim9200/XPS 410.C2D 2.40GHz.2GB RAM.XP Pro_86 SPk3. IE8 & FF38

Avast!Free 2015. CIS 5.12(FW/D+). MBAM Premium. MCShield. WinPatrol +. WOT. OpenDNS. SAS(o/d)

"We are all ignorant, but we don't all ignore the same things..." Albert Einstein

"When you've excluded the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth..." Sherlock Holmes.

6 Gallium

You are probably right, Hernan.

After an hour or two and several tries, the forum is now accessible, and I was able to change my password.

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7 Gold

1) I received the e-mail as well.

2) It seems I needed to update my bookmarks, which were pointing to specific sub-forums.   Upon doing so, I was able to access their forum.

3) FWIW, it shows me as still logged-in... it did not force me to change my PW (yet?).

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