Hi fellow Singaporeans, please take note that the below email is sent from 18.104.22.168 (S0106eeeeeeeeeeee.vc.shawcable.net [22.214.171.124])
Furthermore, it was sent to my email that doesn't have any e-gold account
So please don't fall for it.E-gold Under Attack
e-gold was recently the target of a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, which rendered www.e-gold.com inaccessable for aprox. 7.5hrs on Aug 3, 2006. Firstly, I would like to appologize for any undue stress or concern the current situation may have caused our users.
e-gold Ltd., in a joint decition with the Gold & SilverReserve Inc. [dbaOmniPayhttp://www.omnipay.net] has been developing a strategic outlook regarding plans to update e-gold's current account security measures. We made the best use of the downtime we experienced, taking our servers offline to implement these new security upgrades. We believe our clients will see such an improvement in the overall security of the e-gold system, that it will more then make up for the inconveience that our malicious attackers have caused.The New Account Sentinel Private Key File™
e-gold's New Account Sentinel Private Key File™(also referred to as AccSentKey™) will signifigantly enhance the security of your e-gold account.
AccSentKey further empowers you to restrict access to your e-gold account by placing a Private Key File on your primary computer(s). This prevents unauthorized computers from accessing your e-gold account, even if current security measures are circumvented, and your password is maliciously obtained/stolen.
e-gold is now beginning it's phase in of this new security measure. By October 1, 2006 e-gold's servers will verify the existence of this Key file every time you access your account. If you do not have this key file on your computer you will be unable to access your e-gold account.
These enhancements are being deployed to provide you an additional level of protection in the event your passphrase is compromised due to poor security practices (we hope this does not describe you!). However, these enhancements should not be regarded as a replacement for proper security. We urge you to read and practice all of e-gold's security recommendations, which are available on e-gold.com.Installing your new key file
Your new key file can be generated in two ways. Within the next few days you will recieve an email from us with information about the new Private Key File Generation Wizard. Simply use this generator to create your new Key file. If, after October 1, 2006, you sign in without your Private Key File, our new interface will prompt you to generate the file from the web. The e-gold login page will be changed, to allow you to specify the location of the Private Key File on your computer's hard drive.
Dr. Douglas Jackson
Founder of e-gold