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Questions tagged [hacked]

Use for questions about hacked Stack Exchange accounts or about incidents in which Stack Exchange servers are, or may have been, hacked. Do not use this tag for general infosec questions, they are off-topic here.

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What actually happens to someone whose account is hacked by a spammer or hostile?

In an answer on Meta Stack Overflow, Brad Larson ♦ mentions, In the vast majority of cases where the 100-point penalty is applied and a moderator notices, the account is also destroyed.... The ...
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Email from Stack Exchange with a Python file attached

I received an email from Stack Exchange with a Python file attached, and it seemed suspicious. I thought y'all would want to take a look. email: From: "Stack Exchange" <do-not-reply@stackexchange....
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What if I find someone else is using my Stack Exchange login? [duplicate]

I've just discovered an old Stack Exchange account of mine that seems to be in use by someone unknown to me (who has knowledge that doesn't fit anyone I know). How do I delete that account?
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Somebody Is Reporting Me as Hacking Stack Exchange [duplicate]

At one of my last answers over an "on-hold" question, some users are reporting my current account as being hacking the site, claiming that "I answered a question already closed". Why the app let me ...
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Bounty can be started without a reason, while adding a moderator only notice in revisions

I noticed here that a fresh bounty has been started without a notice, and suspected I know how it was done. It was easy enough to reproduce on one of my questions: No reason is displayed, and ...
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Exploiting Stack Exchange with the browser console

I viewed the source of a page on Stack Exchange and I discovered that all the up-vote buttons share the same CSS class and so do all the down-vote buttons. That got me thinking: what if user(s) ...
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How to investigate Stack Overflow account hacking that resulted in answering some question inappropriately?

About an hour ago, from my account, an inappropriate message was posted as a reply to a Stack Overflow question. I have noticed it, because I started getting downvotes. To my understanding my Gmail ...
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Is there a way to protect my Stack Overflow account as my Gmail account was hacked and I am using it for my account?

Is there a way to protect my Stack Overflow account as my Gmail account was hacked and I am using it for Stack Overflow login? The hacker can easily enter to my Stack Overflow account. Is there a way ...
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Has anyone ever hacked Stack Overflow?

While chatting with friends about hacking, a guy said that "if a site is getting popular/ or any competitive, it will somehow face severe hacks. Some used to expose it, others hide it". Out of ...
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Unexpected, simultaneous upvotes and Gmail hacking

I don't know if they are related, or how they could be. But yesterday I received four upvotes at the same time on unrelated questions. Later, around 1 a.m. this morning, my Gmail account that is ...
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Winterbash is hackable / trickable

I want to report that it is fairly simple to hack (just trick really) the system, and assign any hat to my avatar. I cannot earn any hat, but I can wear one as if I had earned it. It happens because ...
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What can I do when the E-Mail Account I registered with gets hacked?

Is there any option to let a moderator know that an email account or OpenID is hacked and the person is doing things like abusing or breaking rules? In such an event, what options does the genuine ...
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Has Stack Overflow been haiku-hacked?

When for the first time A new question I answer This haiku appears: Little slab of meat In a wash of clear jelly Now I heat the pan Such a message is Very strange; is anyone Seeing the same ...
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What's up with the SO logo?

Right now the StackOverflow logo is showing as a squished little caveman figure. Has somebody hacked the sstatic.net site? Or is this a regular feature of SO, like Google changing its logo for ...