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Username Post: Pinterest account hacked        (Topic#325352)
RedSquirrel 
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02-09-13 06:23 AM - Post#4046350    

I just tried to log onto Pinterest and got a message saying it was in read-only mode because of a security risk, and I needed to reset my password. I did that, logged in and someone had added a board to my account with a pyramid scheme pinned.

I know there isn't anything on Pinterest which isn't freely available anywhere else on the net, but it leaves a nasty taste in the mouth, doesn't it?

 
gingersfavorite 
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02-09-13 09:43 AM - Post#4046392    
    In response to RedSquirrel

well that stinks -

 
GwynnAsbury 
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02-09-13 09:51 AM - Post#4046398    
    In response to gingersfavorite

yuck. Rosey - check your other accounts. This happen to me recently, and it ended up being identity theft and they eventually were able to log into my Paypal and spend all the money in our bank account.


 
3 Little Ladies 
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02-09-13 01:01 PM - Post#4046450    
    In response to GwynnAsbury

That's terrible.

 
scrappinmamma 
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02-09-13 07:24 PM - Post#4046506    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

Oh my gosh. That s terrible! I am going to check my Pinterest.

 
RedSquirrel 
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02-10-13 02:39 AM - Post#4046550    
    In response to scrappinmamma

Wow Paula. I don't have anything associated with that account, and no PayPal. I will go and check though.

 
GwynnAsbury 
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02-11-13 10:33 AM - Post#4046682    
    In response to RedSquirrel

it's not the association, but if they have your email, and tracking history, and a password they can go around and try the various things. The easiest is direct into email since they will know your log in name and the carrier you use.

 
RedSquirrel 
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02-11-13 10:47 AM - Post#4046686    
    In response to GwynnAsbury

The password for Pinterest is different from the e-mail password, and the e-mail account isn't linked to a carrier. I have been going through and changing passwords though. Scary eh?

 
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