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[Must Read] List of Minecraft Account Passwords Hacked


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Posted 13 March 2011 - 10:50 PM

It has recently come to our attention that a list of Minecraft usernames and passwords have been posted online and we urge everyone to read the following announcement found on MCBans.com:

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MCBans.com said:
We urge everyone in the Minecraft community to change their Minecraft.net passwords ASAP. Please read below for tips on how to create a better password before doing so.

It recently came to our attention that a list of approximately 1,000 Minecraft account names and passwords were made freely available on the internet. We believe this list consists of information collected by a group of malicious users from a well known "griefing team". How the information in this list was obtained is not sure, but we suspect they collected them through the use of hacked clients that pretend to only give you extra features like flying or seeing through blocks but actually send your account information to the creators as well.

The first thing we did when we acquired this information was to inform Mojang of this crisis, however, we feel we can do a bit more for the community while we wait for them to handle the situation properly as we've learned that there's a high possibility that the griefing team is aware that their list has been made public. As such, we are going to be pre-emptively banning compromised accounts with an informative reason. Unfortunately, MCBans did not have a means of merely informing compromised accounts that their username and password have been discovered, so banning them with a brief message telling them so is the only option.

If there is ONE thing you read in this announcement, it should be this: we urge everyone to go and change their passwords NOW, keeping in mind the following tips on creating better passwords:
Passwords should not contain words found in the dictionary
Passwords should contain a mixture of upper and lowercase characters.
Passwords should contain a mixture of letters and numbers.
Passwords should contain punctuation characters and symbols such as: % & + - = #.
Choose a password you can remember but don't make it too easy.
Passwords should be at LEAST 8 characters in length, but 14 or more is preferable.
Please help us by sharing this information with everyone you know and getting them to change their Minecraft.net passwords.
To see if you're one of the people on the list, use this site:http://dinnerbone.com/minecraft.php

However, we still encourage everyone to change their passwords anyway.

If you are on the list, please feel free to PM Dinnerbone with a list of 3rd party mods you use so we can figure out what mod it was (if it was any of the public ones found within the Minecraft community).

THIS INFO WAS TAKEN FROM bukkit.org and mcbans.com
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ryanpitts

Posted 13 March 2011 - 10:59 PM

I haven't ever downloaded mods.  Should I be fine either way?
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Posted 13 March 2011 - 11:06 PM

Mods cant do that G
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Posted 13 March 2011 - 11:09 PM

yes they can my friend hackers can easily do that and yes i recommend you do as a mod for sp could also have been infected
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Posted 14 March 2011 - 01:41 AM

@werty894: Did you know that gullible isn't in the dictionary?   :opblock:

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:11 AM

This is bad. Good thing Notch isn't on there...

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:21 AM

Yay for never downloading anything (except the updates, of course)!
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Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:34 AM

Lol guys but just make sure you are safe cause then this forum would have a ton of people crying there acc is hacked
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 06:14 AM

I would hate for that to happen to me.
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 09:15 AM

I wonder, though. What's someone going to do with a Minecraft account? Change your skin? Mess up your SP worlds (Which you persumably have backed up)? I guess they could cause some problems in SMP, but still, if anything of mine was going to get hacked, Minecraft would be the least damaging, I'd reckon.

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 09:20 AM

Herp said:

I wonder, though. What's someone going to do with a Minecraft account? Change your skin? Mess up your SP worlds (Which you persumably have backed up)? I guess they could cause some problems in SMP, but still, if anything of mine was going to get hacked, Minecraft would be the least damaging, I'd reckon.

Sell the account or use it as a griefing alt.
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Posted 16 May 2011 - 09:40 AM

Herp said:

What's someone going to do with a Minecraft account? Change your skin? Mess up your SP worlds (Which you persumably have backed up)?

I'm 100% positive single player worlds are completely local files, meaning someone who has your password couldn't even get into those. I'm not 100% on this but I also think the last server you were in is a local file. However I think the idea is if they're a griefing team then they can use your account without changing the password on any server after their main account is banned or already has been banned meaning you can get banned from an awful lot of servers if they're using one of those two programs.

Oddly enough "I" requested to change my password a few months ago, and by "I" I mean someone else.

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Posted 16 May 2011 - 09:52 AM

Provenance said:

@werty894: Did you know that gullible isn't in the dictionary?   :D

Wait its not? isnt it a real word?

View Postifstatement, on 14 September 2011 - 02:38 PM, said:

An Enderman disassembled my house and built a better one next to it. Now I am jealous as well as mortified. That mob is evil.
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 01:46 PM

View PostHerp, on 16 May 2011 - 09:15 AM, said:

I wonder, though. What's someone going to do with a Minecraft account? Change your skin? Mess up your SP worlds (Which you persumably have backed up)? I guess they could cause some problems in SMP, but still, if anything of mine was going to get hacked, Minecraft would be the least damaging, I'd reckon.
Yeah, but they change your password so, they have kinda stolen £19 from you
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Posted 11 December 2011 - 03:13 PM

This is a site that purports to check to see if your name was in the compromised list. http://dinnerbone.co...ft/compromises/
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Posted 20 December 2011 - 12:30 PM

View PostProvenance, on 14 March 2011 - 01:41 AM, said:

@werty894: Did you know that gullible isn't in the dictionary?   :opblock:


View Post12sea21, on 16 May 2011 - 09:52 AM, said:

Wait its not? isnt it a real word?

Lolz

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 01:57 PM

Amazingly, if hacked clients were involved, this actually can be called hacking and not just cracking.  For once the term "hacked" isn't misused.