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« on: March 15, 2019, 10:15 »
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I just received this email from Pond5. Please be aware.


Dear Pond5 User,
In light of recent media reports of malicious attempts to access online user accounts, Pond5 periodically monitors our website for higher than normal levels of account activity or other unusual behavior. We have discovered an unusually high number of login attempts to Pond5 user accounts this week. While many of these login attempts we believe to be valid, there is the possibility that some of these logins may be malicious attempts to gain access to your account by preying on weak passwords or other publicly leaked account information available online. To be clear, we do not believe that Pond5 itself has experienced a security breach.
While we have no reason to believe your account was successfully accessed by any malicious source, we are taking proactive measures as a precaution.  Since your account has been identified as being accessed during this period of higher than normal activity, we are requiring you to update your password before you can access your Pond5 account again.
When you update your password, we urge you to use a new and strong password, following the password guidelines set forth below. Obviously, if you did not access your Pond5 user account this week, the importance of doing so is especially crucial. In that case, you should also carefully review your account information (name, address, email address, and payment info) to make sure it has not been changed. Further, we strongly suggest you change the password on any other internet accounts where you have used the same password.


« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2019, 10:22 »
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same here, changed my password (we have to)

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« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2019, 10:31 »
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Changed my password.


« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2019, 10:34 »
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Changed. Earlier this week they blocked pond5 access to Microstockr Android app.

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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2019, 14:19 »
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I received this email too, but when i try to change my password it shows me up this message Unable to update password.

« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2019, 15:07 »
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I received this email too, but when i try to change my password it shows me up this message Unable to update password.

Ring them. I did and they sorted it right away. Better than an email when you're concerned and want to resolve it quickly.

« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2019, 19:31 »
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« Last Edit: March 15, 2019, 19:47 by Mantis »

« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2019, 19:39 »
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I received this email too, but when i try to change my password it shows me up this message Unable to update password.

Ring them. I did and they sorted it right away. Better than an email when you're concerned and want to resolve it quickly.

They called me back and said that it is only precautionary and that everyone is affected. Just do a normal "forgot password" and you should be good to go.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2019, 19:48 by Mantis »

« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2019, 21:36 »
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Ive been trying to log in to Pond 5 last night and today and I'm having no success. It keeps saying: "Invalid login/password combination." Though I'm 100% definite that I'm using the correct login details. Don't suppose this has happened to anyone else? I'll use the 'forgotten your password' option (even though I didn't forget it) and hope that will allow me to change it.

Edit: Password is now successfully changed.
« Last Edit: March 15, 2019, 21:52 by dragonblade »

« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2019, 21:45 »
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Ive been trying to log in to Pond 5 last night and today and I'm having no success. It keeps saying: "Invalid login/password combination." Though I'm 100% definite that I'm using the correct login details. Don't suppose this has happened to anyone else? I'll use the 'forgotten your password' option (even though I didn't forget it) and hope that will allow me to change it.

It will.

« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2019, 04:54 »
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For me the website says incorrect login/password when I try to sign in, yet Stocksubmitter can submit photos using the same password

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