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...probably received alot of notifications from the site before.
That indicates to me the exercise of sending an e-mail is where the sniffers start their work.
Although, it would seem that in Voxman's case, the last time they posted on WebmasterWorld was close to 5 years ago!? Which, if the email address is only ever used with WebmasterWorld, was the last time an email was sent to that address and the last time the email address was "exposed"?
Is the "homepage" link in your profile associated with "mycompanyname.com", or even your username?
Absolute bs. If there were an issue, there would be hundreds of reports. There have been nearly a million accounts made on WebmasterWorld in the last 15 years. We'd of heard of an issue by now - go figure. I'd check your own password program and computer for viruses and malware. You easily could have had someone sniff those u/pw id's.
And now I see in my log files that someone tried to log-in using credentials used for this forum ONLY and not used/stored for 10 years. For 10 years the login/pwd was never traveling through the net.
using my email address and password used to login to webmasterworld forums
might have been sniffed over the years
could be captured by wifi sniffers, hacked hosts, etc
For 10 years the login/pwd was never traveling through the net.
...(10 years ago). The password for this forum was never stored anywhere but this forum since then
How exactly something which haven't been used, stored or transmitted ON MY SIDE, could be sniffed FROM ME?