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I Hope this is the right place to ask this.
My question is how can you tell when someone's account has been hacked?

My RL friend Brian hasn't been around lately, but I've seen him on in the game.
I took these screen shots of an exchange I had when I tried to send him a tell.


http://punkrawk.gamerdna.com/images/isbrianhacked1-jpg
http://punkrawk.gamerdna.com/images/isbrianhacked2-jpg

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How do you tell when an account has been hacked?
If they are posting black letters on a black background, then they've been hacked. Srsly.
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I Hope this is the right place to ask this.

My question is how can you tell when someone's account has been hacked?

My RL friend Brian hasn't been around lately, but I've seen him on in the game.
I took these screen shots of an exchange I had when I tried to send him a tell.


http://punkrawk.gamerdna.com/images/isbrianhacked1-jpg
http://punkrawk.gamerdna.com/images/isbrianhacked2-jpg

http://punkrawk.gamerdna.com/images/isbrianhacked3-jpg
Weird, those pictures sure do look really strange. The stuff he was private messaging you looked like some sort of code or weird mashup of stuff.
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Most hacking seems to come from running UI mods that have automatically been updated, and you haven't checked the source code on to see what they are up to. Sometimes they contain key loggers, and then you get 'hacked'.

But then again, I've never seen a hacker whisper back at someone either. They normally just take your stuff and transfer it to a gold selling account.
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Heh if I didn't no better that almost looks like he's maybe bot farming?
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Heh if I didn't no better that almost looks like he's maybe bot farming?
revlazaro, I don't think that would be the case... he is almost as big a WoW noob as I am.
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Question Hacked? Update
Someone suggested that I send Brian mail in-game..
I sent the following
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Brian, If this is you could you please reply and let us know that you are alright, Lea and I read some of the last few post you left on the Nubuds site and we are kinda worried.
Now mind you Brian was not logged on when I sent that... but no longer than a second after I had walked away from the mailbox next to the Org Bank I received a mail back! It was from Brain and I swear he wasn't logged on at the time...

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XXXX://XXX.XXXXXX.XXX/XXXXXX/
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92709190@N00/2355994098 49968232@N00/2251621847 95229107@N00/2429871477 49968232@N00/2550863950 49968232@N00/2389698664 49968232@N00/2388912259 91106816@N00/2231026318 49968232@N00/2404774671 49968232@N00/2230826198 49968232@N00/2389713904 92709190@N00/2351343889 92709190@N00/1372732428 49968232@N00/2112542523 49968232@N00/771378095 49968232@N00/2387238462 95229107@N00/2429874733 49968232@N00/2390048582 49968232@N00/2404782335 34427470616@N01/2458229162 49968232@N00/2112552391
Does it make any sense any of you?
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Wow! These guys
http://community.livejournal.com/wow_noobs/153865.html
just discovered something strange about the numbers!
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That is freaking bizarre. I googled the numbers (i.e. 92709190@N00/2355994098) to and saw that most of them relate to photos of letters on Flickr (some don't correspond to anything) before I clicked your link to the live journal.

I don't have the patience to type in the ones from the screenshots.
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92709190@N00/2355994098 49968232@N00/2251621847 95229107@N00/2429871477 49968232@N00/2550863950 49968232@N00/2389698664 49968232@N00/2388912259 91106816@N00/2231026318 49968232@N00/2404774671 49968232@N00/2230826198 49968232@N00/2389713904 92709190@N00/2351343889 92709190@N00/1372732428 49968232@N00/2112542523 49968232@N00/771378095 49968232@N00/2387238462 95229107@N00/2429874733 49968232@N00/2390048582 49968232@N00/2404782335 34427470616@N01/2458229162 49968232@N00/2112552391
They are letters.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/<insert code>

The codes you listed say:

The singularity is real

Whatever that means. And I agree with Mia. I could copy and paste these codes, but I'm not going to type out the ones from the WoW chat. My guess is he's screwing with you.

Edit: After a second look, those are the same codes from the WoW chat. So, I guess that is the whole message.
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