@Gargron Could you please tell us why this thing was happened? You said it wasn’t true but someone already experience it.

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@kuanlin Well, mastodon.social registrations have been closed since Oct 31. As I said, passwords are not stored in plain text, that’s a verifiable fact. The original misinformation suggested that mastodon.social might be compromised (it’s not), but this person has signed up somewhere else. I don’t know if y’all have malware on your computers or this is just made up for attention. I’ve been running my server for 4 years and nobody has ever reported such an issue.

@Gargron @kuanlin That instance could be running a modified version that does this. Would be super scummy if that is the case.

@gudenau @Gargron @kuanlin from the symptom described in the tweet, it sounds far more likely that the person is using a computer compromised with malware than that an entire Mastodon instance had its security architecture compromised.

@gnomon @gudenau @kuanlin Especially since there are way more high value targets here than some roleplayers. There are actual celebrities on here and nothing ever happened.

@Gargron @gnomon @kuanlin I was not trying to say that for sure happened, but yeah probably malware.

@gudenau @Gargron @kuanlin definitely too little info to reach any real conclusions.

Actually, on that topic: @Gargron, do you think there might be someone from the admin team who speaks the language(s) local to the original poster who might be able to reach out and try to get to the bottom of things, as a demonstration of transparency and community support?

@Gargron @kuanlin

A lot of assumptions in that report. I see nothing here that would indicate the information was obtained through Mastodon.social.

@Gargron @kuanlin Here's the Tweet from the screenshot:

twitter.com/JOONGlN/status/132

As well as the original post showing they apparently signed up on mastodon.online:

twitter.com/JOONGlN/status/132

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@Gargron @kuanlin
It is from mastodon.online, and claims an e-mail hacking attempt... Isn't it? So weird.

@maperal The Tweet sure sounds like it, yes. However, I'm not sure if they're not just confusing Fediverse handles with email addresses :blobshrug:

@mezzodrinker @kuanlin If it’s not obvious, while both mastodon.online and mastodon.social are operated by me, they’re completely separate physically.

@Gargron I wasn't even aware you were running mastodon.online as well, so... :blobcatgooglyshrug:

@mezzodrinker @Gargron @kuanlin

See how it has tons of RTs but hardly any likes, not normal for Twitter at all, and it's a Kpop fan account. Kpop stans are known to do campaigns/spamming info whether true or not. Strange there is no proof of the 'hacking' email.

@Gargron @kuanlin
Sadly the world is full of people who talk from the wrong hole.

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