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My Ucas has been hacked!!! :( watch
- 13-03-2013 23:55
- 13-03-2013 23:56
I'm cautiously sympathetic, the average hacker would not give a flying-monkey about your UCAS application, they are after bank details and cards.
What's far more likely is someone you know did this because they somehow guessed your password or even worse you gave it to them.
Can you confirm / deny this?
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- 14-03-2013 00:13
I have Not given my details to anyone.
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- 14-03-2013 00:19
It's "should have been more careful"
On a serious note though:
OP ring your universities, they may liaise with UCAS to confirm it was a genuine case of your account being hacked, and they will reconsider you I'd imagine.Last edited by ExWunderkind; 14-03-2013 at 00:21.
- 14-03-2013 00:22
The intent was probably not just to withdraw your application, they've probably harvested your details. Chances are you were either phished via email or left your pc logged in. If you've got time, check your emails for ones pretending to be ucas. If not it's likely to be someone with access to your computer.
Aside from obtaining your details I can't see why anyone would do this, apart from to mess with you.
Don't waste your time looking for ips, every man and his dog knows about proxies and any hacker doing something as serious as this would use a VPNs too.
Edit: Make sure your other accounts (email etc) don't use the same password...Last edited by pjm600; 14-03-2013 at 00:24.
- 14-03-2013 10:56
Maybe a teacher at your school secretly hates you
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- 14-03-2013 17:03
btw you should have recieved an email from UCAS to notify you that your application has been withdrawn. You should also get a letter through the post.
My guess is that the email address you used to register with UCAS has been hacked and whoever got into that was able to find your login details that way.
UCAS can reinstate your application over the phone - you would only need to contact universities instead of UCAS if you had picked your firm/insurance.