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Archived Post 12-21-2011 03:09 PM

Hacked? Help?
 
Howdy all,
I have been playing since beta ( LTS ) and have seen people come and go. I've played most of the game of the solo and haven't joined or been active in more than two fleets. I've never bought energy credits online or any other inane nonsense like that.
I last logged in to check out the new duty officer system when it went live and then logged back out. I log in today and it looks like all my ships are stripped out, my characters and B.O.s are empty of gear and my bank accounts are cleared.
I figure I've been hacked.
Can anyone point me in the right direction? I think I hastily filled out a crap GM request, but if some forum lurker ( or mod! ) can point me in the right direction, I would really appreciate it.
Almost two years of stuff over almost a dozen characters is gone :(
Thanks.
-B

Archived Post 12-21-2011 03:39 PM

You need to contact support.

Archived Post 12-21-2011 03:57 PM

Step 1 Run anti virus for virus,mal-ware & key-loggers.
Step 2 Change your password using a strong password. min 8 characters using upper and lowers case a swell as numbers. example 19AirForce72. write it down!
Step 3. Contact Support. be specific including the approx time period you believe the intrusion happened.


-Never give your username or password to anybody. it should be different than your display name on the forums or your @name. If it isn't contact support and get it changed.

-Never click on links from sources you are unsure of. If you can't help it at least hover first and ensure the displayed URL at the bottom of your browser shows you are going to go where you want to be going.

-Never click on links in emails. STO emails with STO links? Come to the site and navigate from the official site. Official emails are easy enough to spoof in order to grab your user name and password. (yes this happened to me and god knows how many more in WoW)

-Never use 3rd party add on software or patches with STO (or any other MMO).

Sorry it happened to you, I hope some of what I said here helps you not only in the future but maybe helps shed some light on how you may have been compromised.

Archived Post 12-21-2011 06:23 PM

Thanks for the suggestions.
I guess my main concern is which area of support to I ask for help? I've opened a GM ticket, but I'm not sure if that's going to get me started on the right path or not.
I will post the outcome(s) here in this thread for the education of the player base.
To be clear, I have never clicked on anything "spammy" to my knowledge, and I am ( was :( ) the only person with access to use my account. No friends or family. Just me. So, this makes me think some malware might be in my system. Again, if I ever determine anything, I will post it back here.
I finally had some time to play over the winter break and everything is gone. Really disheartening. I hope this doesn't happen to anyone else.
Thanks, and if you have more suggestions, please keep them coming.
-B

Archived Post 12-21-2011 06:25 PM

do what capulet further up advised

http://support.crypticstudios.com/startrekonline#help
there (if they are open you can contact live support if not a ticket)

Archived Post 12-22-2011 02:25 AM

so strange, the same thing just happened to me. I'll be opening a ticket to see what can be done about it.

Archived Post 12-22-2011 04:43 AM

I use keepass encrypted data base of your passwords and a password gen, so you can make super long passwords, been using it 2 years now , free and easy to use



http://keepass.info/

Archived Post 12-22-2011 03:44 PM

Update
 
I followed the link above and talked with live support. They a) advised me to change the password and e-mail associated with the account, b) told me they know of no way to 'restore' a previous game-state but that I should c) open a ticket with account and billing, although I've already opened a GM ticket ( which remains there without a response ).

Archived Post 12-22-2011 04:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bhuark (Post 3919596)
I followed the link above and talked with live support. They a) advised me to change the password and e-mail associated with the account, b) told me they know of no way to 'restore' a previous game-state but that I should c) open a ticket with account and billing, although I've already opened a GM ticket ( which remains there without a response ).

they know of no way to restore your account? Really, they have to be kidding; IF this is true, it means they have never done back ups of the system, which, I would flat out find astounding. They have backups I am dead on certain about it, and within those I'm sure they can find your information. Now them doing it, is up to them, and to be honest, given the "service" of the support group as of late, I would honestly, NOT be surprised if they do not.

Archived Post 12-22-2011 04:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bhuark (Post 3919596)
I followed the link above and talked with live support. They a) advised me to change the password and e-mail associated with the account, b) told me they know of no way to 'restore' a previous game-state but that I should c) open a ticket with account and billing, although I've already opened a GM ticket ( which remains there without a response ).

Live Support really only handles billing issues, not in-game issues like lost items.

The only hope you have now is through your GM Ticket. Keep in mind GMs are slow to respond and are known for taking over a week to get back to you.

And when a GM answers they just might reply with a cookie cutter response, telling you to make sure your password is secure. If that happens, don't get frustrated. Reply to them, restate your position, and ask for your issue to be "escalated to the next level of support". A Senior GM might be needed to get to the bottom of it.

Hope everything works out ok for you. They could at least look through the logs and see if anyone deleted all your stuff.


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