1. st_temps's Avatar
    Just received this email from Trapster! Not good!!

    Dear Trapster User:
    The Trapster team has recently learned that our website has been the target of a hacking attempt, and it is possible that your email address and password were compromised. We have taken, and continue to take, preventative measures to avoid future incidents but we are recommending that you change your Trapster password. As always, Trapster recommends that you use distinctive passwords for each site you visit, but if you use the same password on Trapster that you use on other services, we recommend that you change your password on those services as well.

    For information on how to reset your password or improve the security of your passwords for your Internet usage, please click FAQs.
    Sincerely,
    The Trapster Team
    01-20-11 06:20 AM
  2. reginald_1986's Avatar
    This is weird. Haven receive anything like that yet.

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    01-20-11 09:27 AM
  3. MADBRADNYC's Avatar
    I dont use Trapster, but I did see this in my Google News feed a couple of days ago. The emails are probably being sent by staggered delivery.

    Trapster.com reportedly notifies users of hack, advises changing password | Office of Inadequate Security
    01-20-11 09:34 AM
  4. rexfactor's Avatar
    I didn't use trapster too but I received the email too.
    01-20-11 11:47 AM
  5. jlb21's Avatar
    Sounds like something phishy is going on here......
    01-20-11 11:49 AM
  6. motoroid7's Avatar
    Trapster Usernames, Passwords Hacked; 10M Users at Risk | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

    Trapster has begun warning users that its username and password database has been compromised, affecting over 10 million users.
    Users who used the same password for Trapster and other sites should change them immediately, the site said.
    Oddly, Trapster did not actually publish word of the hack on either its blog or its news page; instead, the company began warning users directly via Peer360.com, an email processor. Trapster did not respond to an email message asking for confirmation and/or additional comment.
    Trapster claims to have just over 10 million users, according to statistics posted on its Web page. The app works on Apple iOS devices, Android phones, and BlackBerrys, as well as GPS devices. Trapster users tag active police speed traps as well as red-light cameras, which are then passed along to other users. Over 3.7 million traps have been found, the site claims.
    The site characterized the hack as "a single event," and the founders said in a FAQ that they had rewritten the code to prevent it from happening again.
    "Please note that we are taking these actions with our users as a precautionary measure," Trapster said. "While we know that we experienced a security incident, it is not clear that the hackers successfully captured any e-mail addresses or passwords, and we have nothing to suggest that this information has been used."
    The risk, however, is that the usernames and passwords will be used to attack other sites. In December, just over 1.5 million usernames and passwords were collected via a security breach at the Gawker.com network of sites. Within days, the passwords had been used to attack Twitter accounts, and prompted password resets at LinkedIn, Yahoo, and other sites. The FBI also began investigating.
    A copy of Trapster's email was posted to the site itself.
    The message is addressed to Trapster users, and reads:
    "The Trapster team has recently learned that our website has been the target of a hacking attempt, and it is possible that your email address and password were compromised," the message read. "We have taken, and continue to take, preventative measures to avoid future incidents but we are recommending that you change your Trapster password. As always, Trapster recommends that you use distinctive passwords for each site you visit, but if you use the same password on Trapster that you use on other services, we recommend that you change your password on those services as well.
    The email then referred users to a FAQ that provided more information.
    "We believe it's best to be cautious," the site posted, in a response to a question about how a user might know if his or her email had been hacked. "So, if you've registered your account with Trapster, then it's best to assume that your e-mail address and password were included among the compromised data. We therefore recommend changing the password on your account, and if you used that password on any other site, you should change your password on that site as well."
    01-20-11 01:34 PM
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