[kwlug-disc] Fw: SourceForge.net passwords reset

Raul Suarez rarsa at yahoo.com
Fri Jan 28 22:28:47 EST 2011

A security breach email, that includes links to reset your password?

Even if this is legit (which it seems it is); it seems that they hired a 
Nigerian spokeperson to notify the users.

 Raul Suarez

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----- Forwarded Message ----
From: SourceForge.net Team <noreplies at sourceforge.net>
To: rarsa at yahoo.com
Sent: Fri, January 28, 2011 10:20:34 PM
Subject: SourceForge.net passwords reset


We recently experienced a directed attack on SourceForge infrastructure
(http://sourceforge.net/blog/sourceforge-net-attack/) and so we are
resetting all passwords in the sf.net database -- just in case.  We're
e-mailing all sf.net registered account holders to let you know about this
change to your account. 

Our investigation uncovered evidence of password sniffing attempts. We have
no evidence to suggest that your password has been compromised. But, what
we definitely don't want is to find out in 2 months that passwords were
compromised and we didn't take action.

So, as a proactive measure we've invalidated your SourceForge.net account
password. To access the site again, you'll need to go through the email
recovery process and choose a shiny new password:


If you need help with this, feel free to e-mail us:

sfnet_ops at geek.net

We appreciate your patience with us as we work to respond to this attack. 
We'll be working through the weekend to get things back to normal as
quickly as possible.

Watch for updates on the service outages on our blog:


Thank you,

The SourceForge Team

SourceForge.net has made this mailing to you as a registered user of
the SourceForge.net site to convey important information regarding
your SourceForge.net account or your use of SourceForge.net services.

We make a small number of directed mailings to registered users each
year regarding their account or data, to help preserve the security of
their account or prevent loss of data or service access.

If you have concerns about this mailing please contact our Support
team per: http://sourceforge.net/support

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