Saturday, February 14, 2009

Nightmarish 3 Days!!!

It was the summer of 2008 when I was doing intern at IISC in SERC(Supercomputer Education and Research centre) in network security.I worked in the Multimedia-cum-Networking Lab and ironically, I got a live demo of my mails getting hacked ..:P
First let me mention the email ids I have - 1)X1@gmail.com (Orkut was linked to it)
2)X2@gmail.com
3)X1@yahoo.co.in
4)X2@yahoo.co.in
On 11th june,around 1:10 pm I had gone for lunch without logging out my gmail(X1@gmail.com..first time ever I hadnt logged out gmail in my absence..).Then I came back at around 1:50 when I saw my gmail page was logged out.I then tried to login but to my utter surprise,password didnt match...I then went to "forgot ur passwd" link ..Here my secondary emaill id was my yahoo id i.e X1@yahoo.co.in..So for resetting ,gmail sent the link to X1@yahoo id....then i went to login that yahoo id..But here too ,password didnt match. Baffled at the moment!!
I again tried resetting Yahoo password..it asked username and directly secret qsn which I answered it and reset passwd..then sent the link again from gmail..it came i activated then gmail account i was able to login by changing password..i then logged into it and was working in it..even
chatted..then at around 3.30 to 4:45 i had slept with my head down on the table infront of monitor only..then i got up at around 4:45 and logged in gmail..passwd dint match again ...My mouth was agape..Again I went to reset link yahoo..went to login yahoo X1@.Password didnt match..went to reset passwd of Yahoo.
It asked me yahoo username , then instead of asking secret qsn this time it asked ..me dateofbirth,country nd postal code..i entered it but it didnt match even thought I had provided correct information .Ghosh!!!!..i was into deep trouble...X1@yahoo,X2@yahoo and X1@gmail
and orkut hacked....[:(].

I tried a lot ..asked many friends ..alll laughed at my situation..felt bad..but didnt give up....it was a very bad day that day ..got scoldings form prof too.had meeting with him..regarding
project work..then had to catch bus at 8.15pm..When I came at stop at 8:05 but the bus unusually left just 10 metre away from me infront of my eyes..next bus trip only at 10.00 pm..i was hungry and irritated...Vodafone network was jammed too..So was unable to connect to anyone too to add to my despair...The frnds whom i wanted to contact for hacking thing..2 of them had switched off cells....reached hostel at 11:00pm ,ate dinner and slept finally...Next day tried resolving out problems but no success...friend told yahoo authentication server might be off..blah blah...then in the evening time around..i filled up one yahoo customer care form...giving all secret info..my projectmate told they wont trust u ..why will they?...but i was optmisitic...So mailed to a google id too..next day morning i came back and was glad to get help from yahoo,..they had reset the paswd..nd yo!!!...i recovered X1@yahoo ...then i saw that idiot had changed my pincode infact he had reversed the last two digits ....and then X2@yahoo also
recovered...now i was relieved that now i can restore my gmail account bcos link will come to yahoo id..but the hacker showed his smartness again.....guess what???....he had changed my secondary email id..bcos i dint get any link to my yahoo id X1...now i was totally helpless..my
gmail id was the most imp for me...
Then i was desperate that..no....i cant let that idiot win ..i will mail the google mail server incharge persons ..so i was looking for email ids of theirs..nd then i found in contact us..one form which asked for many details and was ready to change ur secondary mail id..

It was just a ray of hope for me at that instant ...by god's grace..i filled up the form at around 10.30 to 11.00..i got reply at around 12.00..saying they changed my secondary email id..i went to that link changed passwds...then i saw that guy has chatted with a branchmate of mine..and asked about a beautiful gal's bday that gal is my branchmate and my close frnd...and he has chatted with that guy(my branchmate) 3 times ..and only with him...not with any other college frnds of mine who also pinged him wen he(hacker) was online...and he told my brancmate frnd that he is from iitmadras working at iisc with me only in her lab...but he was faking ofcourse...and also said that he hacked my ids for fun...and was not going to do any harm....

but the harassment he made me go through.......who is that guy..why he
did so..ridiculous..i have no answer..


8 comments:

Unknown!!! said...

huh!.. it shld be really irritating.. I felt the same when my blog stopped working once..ofcourse it was some problem with blogger... but at that time..nothing worked.. I felt so bad for not keeping any backup...I raised a complaint on blogger site, the next day it started working.. the immediate thing I did was take a backup up of template,posts and comments... ur thing is really scary.. luckily the guy is some one sensible for not playing any silly pranks..

REFLECTIONS said...

@Unknown .. it was hellish ..but at the end it brought relief..still cudnt find out who was the hacker

Kim said...

I have added your blog. But I would like to apologise because I couldn't relate to it and thus wasn't able to justify it fully. Please take a look and suggest if any changes are required, I will make them.

Also seems like we have a common follower " Unknown"

Your Online Friend
Kim:)

aks said...

Hey, really nightmarish 3 days for you. great post...

Kim said...

Sorry my PC has crashed seems like your post is having its effect. I will update your post soon. Thanks for notifying.

Kim said...

I have added a new post about your blog on mine . Please take a look and I hope i have been able to address your issues .
http://freesubmitnow.blogspot.com/2009/02/summer-internships-and-interview.html

REFLECTIONS said...

Hey thanks Kim!

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