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My NinjaKato account was hacked... and some fucker deactivated it!

It was NOT ME.


Guys... I don't know what the hell happened.

Oh wait... yes I do. :|

Someone posted a "This was stolen from [link]" on my latest image -- ninjakato.deviantart.com/art/S… (the image has been stored but the link should suffice) and I clicked the link because it was a link to a DeviantART page... it sent me to the log in page... next thing I know... my account is deactivated... and it's saying I have the verify my email address as fuckingbrony@something.com (I don't remember the email address exactly).
It seriously happened so fast there was no time to investigate further...
The first account was a bait account (sending out the message of accusatory theft to get the person's attention) then the second [link] account is the actual phishing account.
It pulls some switch-er-oo and next thing you know your account is deactivated and you're left having to try and fix it.
Meanwhile you can't do a damn thing for 48 hours! (Especially due to the long holiday that this just so happened to happen on -_- how convenient~)

UGH!
What the fuck am I supposed to do?!?!?!
This fucking SUCKS! =/


EDIT: Here's the proof if anyone wants to see -- i47.tinypic.com/qyu3ut.png this is the comment that started it all.
It's a phishing account! DO NOT CLICK ON ANY LINK POSTED in a comment like that!
i45.tinypic.com/rbi1rq.png As you can see, I've manage to log back in with a new password and a new email address.
However, I'm afraid I cannot and will not be able to reactivate the account for 2 days (until Monday at the very least since dA's staff is on vacation for Thanksgiving).
=/

As I said, I stored all my artwork until further notice... I can't view it anyway so... =/ (or at least I tried to store it -_- I doubt it worked...)
I really really really hope I can get things sorted on Monday. I need that account active... I've got artworks on there I no longer have on my computers... not to mention it holds a lot of memories for me :C

READ THIS COMMENT! PRETTY MUCH SUMS IT ALL UP ON WHAT HAPPENED! -- comments.deviantart.com/1/3396…



PLEASE, spread the word as much as you can on this situation! Re-post this journal if you prefer. GET THE WORD OUT THERE ABOUT THIS SO NO ONE ELSE HAS IT HAPPEN TO THEM!

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:iconmilovanf:
milovanf Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
What? Why would anybody do that? :stare:
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:iconimvidel:
ImVidel Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
tl;dr
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:iconsayonmi-cha:
sayonmi-cha Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
horrible horrible!
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:iconspottedtail223:
spottedtail223 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
im never trusting links now, exept from freinds.....i think.
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:iconc00lwh1p:
C00lWh1p Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconecpyugioh1:
:icongary-niger:
The hackers...
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:iconnightskiesravens:
NightSkiesRavens Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
:iconecpyugioh1: Isn't a hacker. Their account was used by a hacker to accounts of those that trusted the deviant.
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:iconwwefederation:
WWEFederation Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Still no worse than ESPN.
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:iconyolly-anda:
Yolly-anda Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Omg this is so scary. I'll try and keep a look out!
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:iconmarshmallowcookiwolf:
But the address bar at the login said bosselgen.de something D:
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:iconninjakato:
NinjaKato Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
It did, but it looks so much like the dA layout, I didn't bother to look at the URL =/ foolish me.
But my account is back up and online again :)
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:iconcrazy-arkadia:
Crazy-ArKadia Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
but now the account is okay. i checked just in a moment and is okay. did you get it back?
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:iconninjakato:
NinjaKato Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Yes, I did :)
The dA admins/help desk helped me get my account back.
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:iconmorningafterwolf:
MorningAfterWolf Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Writer
SHIT.... Thats not good
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:iconcaptinshadymcbutts:
CaptinShadyMcButts Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What an absolute idiot!What kind of person does this!?They probably had no reason to do it either!I'm gonna spread the word!
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:iconshadowash1:
Shadowash1 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
link for the second account you have is not working
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:iconsterling-kato:
Sterling-Kato Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   General Artist
This is my second account... *NinjaKato is my main account.
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:iconpawplaids:
PawPlaids Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Oh my, that's horrible.. It's terrible that people do that. It's wast of time, really. I can't believe someone would do that to you! I really hope you get it all sorted out, so you can get your account back.
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:iconsilvolf:
Silvolf Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh man, thanks for the warning!!
I looked at the comments and a member of staff says its been fixed but I still won't trust ANY links to dA from now on.
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:iconaquablue75:
Aquablue75 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
This happened to me too. I thought it was for something completely different, but now that it's happening to other people it's really scary. Since it's happening to more people though, I'm sure the administration will be more encouraged to put a stop to it and help us get our accounts back.

I sent in a ticket earlier today; let's hope that it gets fixed. ;__;
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:iconflshes:
FlSHES Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yes! same this just happened to me except with another person named neomoti, if you go to her page it does that!!!! next thing i know poof account gone
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:icontytoquetra:
Tytoquetra Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   Digital Artist
jeez, doesnt anybody have anything better to do with their lives than to irritate people? :rage: i hate it when that happens :pissed:
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:iconurbangirl98:
urbangirl98 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well that sucks. >:C Stupid hackers.
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:iconlady-of-icarus:
Lady-of-Icarus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
my boyfriend got hacked back then when the other hacker was on the loose. He never got it back since that incident since it was too late for it.

from my own understanding (you can believe this or not since im only saying this based on my own thoughts and some small experiences with other people) the reason for hackers like these to exist, could be because theyre probably a troll -quick description: someone who has too much time on their hands to piss people off for their enjoyment- or a hater and has a huge dislike for deviantart, because of the stupider people on here. like, some don't notice but there's those people that makes the whole community looks bad. that in which ends up actually getting people like these to "exterminate" them, just because of their hate for the stupid and the ignorant. deviantart was in a troll wiki about why it sucks and in tumblr stories and stuff for the dumb comments that people post. not all of us r like that and some are actual professionals in business, but the stupid is what gets across on the internet and this ends up happening, because of it. Its whats really sad about humanity when it comes to it, judgin by majority and then causing the good people inconvienence; And heck even the bad people, some of them could just be kids in middle school or someone whos had some mental disability that should know better. Its only because of that usual saying "its just the internet. theres no harm if im sayin it on here" that causes stuff like this.

but yea e3e some venting. i rly hate hackers unless they're doing it for comedic purpose IN video games; like messing up the world or texture hacking. its better to do it for the people than against them, since internet can be serious matters, because of how far this world is starting to turn towards the internet nowadays and also how its affecting people in their world beyond the computer screen
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:iconstarlightthewolfgirl:
Starlightthewolfgirl Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You got hacked :C :icongary-niger: Is a false account and the login page was his, not devaintart's. When you logged in, through that false login page, he got your username and password, got on to your account, and deactivated it.
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:iconsharkfu:
Sharkfu Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You'll get your account back no worries, the staff is working on this stuff really nicely, surprisingly.
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:iconchriswillar:
CHRISwillar Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Here's an overall update about the situation: [link]
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:iconsterling-kato:
Sterling-Kato Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   General Artist
Thank you :nod:
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:iconchriswillar:
CHRISwillar Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome~ :aww:
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Interface Designer
The exploit has been fixed, sorry that it happened to you :( Did you contact the Help Desk? See FAQ #660: My deviantART account has been hacked. What can I do?
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:iconsterling-kato:
Sterling-Kato Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012   General Artist
Thank you, what's worrisome is that other people had this happening to them :(
I am still unable to log into my account now.
Now the password is not working as well as the email linked to the account.
I sent a help desk inquiry about it so here's hoping it'll go through soon =/
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Yes, they should all get their account back! I hope they'll help you soon :hug:
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:icondheyline:
Dheyline Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God hackers... It's terrible, why they want to hack a dA account, it's really stupid, this is not a site with money account or something like that. Where's the point ? Now I'm gonna check all the links D: Hope you get back your dA account ! (I'm gonna spread the message)
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:iconshadziiwolf:
ShadziiWolf Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, your account was brought back :3 Also, I have the beginning part of the website it'll resend you too. It's called bosslegen. People who have been hacked to spread the site have a script in their journal entry. dA seems to have gotten it taken care of, since it doesn't resend you to the website when you visit the hacked accounts, but people should still be advised to not log into anything that doesn't read the deviantART url.
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:iconkrissi2197:
Krissi2197 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hm, I'm able to go onto your page now. I think dA staff got to it before the time was up. c:
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:iconlyran-wolf:
Lyran-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
wow the same thing happened to me on youtube. unfortunately I never was able to get that account back. How did you get your DA back? please let me know, I havent been on that old account for 2 years...and it was very special to me.
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:iconmaiyev:
Maiyev Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
That happened to me with a link on a deviation. It sent me to some random account and to the login page, and I was logged out. I had another tab open with my account on it though, so I logged out on that tab and closed the other.
I think that we should report the links to the admins, even though they probably won't do anything about it.
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:iconvexlovely:
Vexlovely Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh thats so sad i hope an admin can help you or something
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:iconbattlestoriesfan:
battlestoriesfan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
never log out of your account. it works fine
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:iconqueensecret:
QueenSecret Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I'm going to be checking the address bar every second now...

Thank you for sharing this!
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:iconshockwavex2:
ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
I'm so sorry that some jerk hacked into your account and closed it!!! I told my dad about this and asked me "Why would they do that?"

I told him: "Nothing but a bully that likes to cause trouble dad." and I told him about art thieves who are nothing but trouble.
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:iconanimerisingstar:
animerisingstar Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah theirs a problem with hackers lately.damn hackers
Everytime I click the search through journals thing it sends me to that fake log-in page :0 I keep exiting out though and I open up Internet explorer again and go onto DA it goes back to normal
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:iconsandder7:
SandDer7 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student
I'm so sorry
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:iconyumehimura:
YumeHimura Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i feel sorry for you. i know anotehr account who is hacked, but not deactivated: *PlushYumi. it sends me to teh fake loginsite.
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:iconmaoiza:
Maoiza Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
sad they will now do this to get rid of us, big mistake
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:iconask--daisy:
Ask--Daisy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
God, hackers...
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:icond-structive:
D-structive Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Send a ticket to the help desk and explain the thing to them.
If all will be ok, maybe they will be able to restore your account.
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:iconzayata:
Zayata Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly, hackers should just go f*** themselves. (Pardon my French.) They're the scum of the Internet and have no right to be using it.
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:iconksnands:
KsNandS Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you happen to remember what the person's dA username was? This is so I know and can avoid it. They can easily "Fav" someone's drawings and then right as that person clicks to thank them... well, the whole thing just repeats itself.

You know where I'm going with this, right? XD

But seriously, sorry to read that. I sincerely hope you get your account back!
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:iconkrissi2197:
Krissi2197 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think they won't hack you unless you actually enter your user info into the login page. If you click their username, you'll be redirected to the login page, but I don't think anything bad will happen unless you actually log into that address.
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:iconksnands:
KsNandS Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, thanks! ^^
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