DISCLAIMER: This was a result of HDA staff getting slack with security + passwords which made us an easy target for hackers, if you follow this guide and change your passwords often without having too many duplicates, this won’t happen to you! Having said that there is A LOT OF TEA here, and it’s going to take a while to unpack, this will be a few posts so ENJOY!
As most of you know by now HDA-Founder’s account was hacked. This is really what kicked everything off. Emma was the only founder on at the time and organised a Habbo staff member to lock and ban the account so it would prevent base/badges getting trashed. Sarah was around soon after and worked out what the *fuck* to do, When I eventually got on during the day, I promptly FREAKED THE FUCK OUT!!!
Emma contacted EVERYONE POSSIBLE IN EVERY WAY POSSIBLE at Habbo, and thankfully within a few hours of the hack we locked the account up tight. But that was still a few hours of the hacker having full access to HDA-Founder! We were EXTREMELY CONFUSED!!
I wondered if anyone had contacted any founders about the account, and if they wanted anything, AND NOBODY DID THAT EITHER!! It was like they got in, did fuck all then logged out and got back on with their lives.
Meanwhile, we were still working on finding out ANY INFORMATION POSSIBLE about this hacker, we only had one bit of info that was concrete, an email. I started searching the internet for any reference to this email ANYWHERE
And found nothing. It was a throwaway email, except.. I could pretend to ‘forget password’ and it gave me the last two numbers in the phone number attached to the email, and a country. Not much in the long run, I can’t do much with that details, I am not a master hacker. So I started searching for OUR details that may be out there, and I found a hell of a lot…
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Edited by: Vibrational