My account on bitcoin talk forum, was hacked / stolen 11th july 2018… (I just found about it today)… The account was using my other secondary email address on gmail which I didn’t access recently because I was on vacation.
I cannot login, I checked my inbox then noticed that on 11 july 2018 an email from bitcointalk informs me about the change of the associated BTCtalk email account to:
AvenG@protonmail.com by IP address 18.104.22.168.
None of these are mine, not the email nor the IP. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to undone that action because I was on a trip.
This is my Full Member account with 100 Merit +133 posts, registered on 19th September of 2012:
The russian hacker already managed to change some of my profile settings like location, signature, and added the quote “Be Strong”, Also I remember having a BTC address: 1A6UzoDvPybimQg98B22yMoEF75wAZUdmt listed on that profile but not sure if it was linked properly or not (0 BTC & 0 transactions).
By the way, something positive is that no one is posting shit with my profile yet, also last time active was July 31, 2018. Maybe my account is listed / auctioned on a black market right now?
I would appreciate anyone willing to help me recover my account. I already read other related posts on similar cases which states that only Cyrus and Theymos are able to restore the accounts, however this doesn’t seem to be a priority to them if you can’t prove ownership..
Typically, the only acceptable method of proving ownership is by signing a message (including current date and desired new email address) using a Bitcoin address or PGP key associated with the account. A Bitcoin address or PGP key is associated with the account only if the account posted the key/address, sent it in a PM, or if it is still listed in the account’s profile.
As I stated before, the hacker already managed to edit my profile deleting the listed address that I linked there.. so not sure if it is gonna be valid signing a message with that address before sending the PM to the mods, I have several other that I used on my wallet back in the days.. some I used to sign messages privately with other users via PM (not publicly) not sure if this counts and if the hacker deleted those PM’s as well.. I remember doing a trade with SebastianJu through.
Thanks in advance