This is a site for discussing roleplaying games. Have fun doing so, but there is one major rule: do not discuss political issues that aren't directly and uniquely related to the subject of the thread and about gaming. While this site is dedicated to free speech, the following will not be tolerated: devolving a thread into unrelated political discussion, sockpuppeting (using multiple and/or bogus accounts), disrupting topics without contributing to them, and posting images that could get someone fired in the workplace (an external link is OK, but clearly mark it as Not Safe For Work, or NSFW). If you receive a warning, please take it seriously and either move on to another topic or steer the discussion back to its original RPG-related theme.

Author Topic: Norton Dark Web warning  (Read 2061 times)


  • Newbie
  • *
  • M
  • Posts: 1
Norton Dark Web warning
« on: April 12, 2021, 01:07:34 PM »
Sorry if it's old news (though I just got the notification this morning for a February? breach): I know, change passwords, but just to be safe, wanted to give you a heads up. 

What We Found
Potential Exposure of Your Data
Impacted Website
The site has been reported in February 2021 to possibly have suffered a data exposure that could include 7,278 records
Exposed Information
[I redacted this]
Additional Exposed Information
Username, Password, IP Address-32 Bit, Gamertag
What is this Dark Web notification and why are you receiving this?
The exposed information is potentially associated with the website/service
In the past you may have signed up for, or provided the information to a service that is in some way associated with It may be difficult for you to remember, or you simply may not know other services are associated with What is important to know is that information belonging to you appears as if it is being shared improperly on the dark web.
Exposed information from data breaches, hacking incidents, or leaked information can be bought and sold on the dark web as “lists”. The buying and selling activity by identity thieves may occur months to years after it is actually exposed in a security incident.
Even though you may have stopped using, or perhaps deactivated the account, or maybe unsubscribed, the information could still be available in their systems.
What can you do next?
Being proactive with best practices and next steps such as the following can help:
If your notification mentions an email, change the password associated with it. It has been exposed.
If your notification mentions an affected website, do also change the password to it, or to any other site where you’ve used the password.
Choose a new, unique, and strong password for each individual site you use. Don't use the same password each time.
Review your credit reports and watch for new credit inquiry alerts or suspicious activity. Consider freezing your credit file.
Visit our Dark Web Monitoring Support Article for a full list of other helpful tips and guidance.
We’re here to help. We continuously scan the dark web to monitor for your information and notify you if we find any.
Click here to learn more


  • It's just me.
  • Administrator
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2958
    • Precis Intermedia
Re: Norton Dark Web warning
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2021, 03:52:03 PM »
PM me any other info you have. There's currently no evidence of this.


  • Hulk in the Vineyard
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 12507
Re: Norton Dark Web warning
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2021, 04:19:38 PM »
From what I understand, Norton, Lifelock, and other systems that Dark Web scan for people selling passwords to sites have popped up theRPGSite as being advertised.  I haven’t looked into it though, just changed my password.  The password was unique, so not worried anyway.
Even the the "cutting edge" storygamers for all their talk of narrative, plot, and drama are fucking obsessed with the god damned rules they use. - Estar

Yes, Sean Connery's thumb does indeed do megadamage. - Spinachcat

Isuldur is a badass because he stopped Sauron with a broken sword, but Iluvatar is the badass because he stopped Sauron with a hobbit. -Malleus Arianorum

"Tangency Edition" D&D would have no classes or races, but 17 genders to choose from. -TristramEvans


  • Now Even More Frosty
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3085
Re: Norton Dark Web warning
« Reply #3 on: April 14, 2021, 09:18:35 AM »
Already changed my password.


  • Chlorine trifluoride
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3625
Re: Norton Dark Web warning
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2021, 11:36:43 AM »
Yeah, I changed my password here and the one on my associated email. Just In Case (tm).


  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 1
Re: Norton Dark Web warning
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2021, 02:16:49 AM »
My email address was gathered in this, but no evidence that my password was from this site.
Received an "email change" notification for some MMORPG that I don't play; the original email was from this site.

Disappointing that the email was found somehow, but I can change it on this site and redirect future emails to that now "public" email to a spam filter.