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Forum under attack?

#1 Post by spark » 2010.01.16 15:41

Dear SAXIER,
I just got a strange PM telling me I have a virus by AdminLady (?!). Perhaps there is some need to protect the forum against Scam.

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Spark

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#2 Post by JMcGuire » 2010.01.16 15:56

also received this message, I imagine it's a phishing scam, and would recommend banning adminlady.

DO NOT CLICK THE LINK

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Can the real admin please disable "AdminLady" ?

#3 Post by ajzz » 2010.01.16 18:49

Here's what I got as a private message...
Clearly s/he is misrepresenting "Forum Administration".
Please delete that account.

Thanks!

======== Message Received ==========

From: AdminLady
Posted: 2010.01.16 01:19
Subject: Important message from the forum administration
AdminLady wrote:Dear, ajzz!

A virus alert was noticed on your computer.
We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately: http://antivirus.effectmeds.com/ajzz
----------------------------------------------------
Sincerely, Forum Administration www.saxier.org.

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Here's a list of spam accounts

#4 Post by ajzz » 2010.01.16 19:39

If you look at the member list at:
http://www.saxier.org/forum/memberlist.php
and sort by date joined in descending order, there are atleast 8 new accounts registered between Jan 15th and 16th. There is a specific pattern. They all have registered with seemingly spurious e-mail addresses like "online poker", feed devil, antivirus etc...

It may be time to make the sign-up process a bit more sturdy.

Hope the above helps.

Ajay

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We are working on this problem

#5 Post by AL » 2010.01.16 23:37

Dear Forum members,

indeed the Forum was under attack. Please do not open any suspicious links. We are working on this problem (probably will switch to a more advanced anti-spam module).

Thanks for reporting,
kind regards,
SAXIER Moderation Staff

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