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fake admin

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 5:38 pm
by bungytheworm
From: forumAdmin
To: E.K.Virtanen
Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:17 am
Subject: Important message from the forum administration! Quote message
Dear(s), E.K.Virtanen!

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:
Now kill that son******

Posted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:13 pm
by Nodtveidt
I got it too, which is hilarious considering I run FreeBSD and am completely immune to Windows viruses. :)

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:05 am
by BadMrBox
I got it aswell.

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 11:51 am
by Pete
It appears like every user on the forum got it.

I have banned this IP and deleted the account. Hopefully it doesn't happen again.

I installed an Anti-Spam suite for this forum a while ago and up to this point, it had been nearly flawless at blocking spambots. Only human spammers were able to post anything. I'm hoping, at the very least, that this was a human spammer and not a bot.

Posted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:53 pm
by burger2227
Well, shouldn't EK's link be removed too?

Only a jerk would post it in the forum!


Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 6:50 pm
by Pete
What is EK's link?

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:10 am
by burger2227
I really don't know actually, but I am not clicking it because normally it turns into a personal assault from anonymous buttheads trying to protect me! I NEED PROTECTED FROM THEM usually.

Last week, I tried to update some drivers for a sound attachment gadjet and now it keeps popping up! So I uninstalled the CRAP and now I get a DLL NOT FOUND ERROR. Welcome to Regedit if you can find me...

MAKE ME REINSTALL XP AGAIN! MAKE ME UPDATE ALL OF THE WINDOWS UPDATES! The solutions are WORSE than the problems anymore. Everybody is a crook or a thief as far as the web goes! I BEEN THERE!

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:21 pm
by Deleter
got a new one from BestForumAdmin or something like that...deleted it before really looking at it...


edit wow I haven't posted here in a avatar is like 4 years old

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:17 pm
by Anonymous
Yeah, first ForumAdmin, and now BestForumAdmin. Sigh, stupid spam.

And I thought that for the first time ever someone was actually honestly contacting me :(

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:48 pm
by Mentat
Aw, I didn't get the message. I feel so left out. :(

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:12 pm
by Nodtveidt
Yep, I just got one from BestForumAdmin. Pete, you need more admins here to take care of this stuff or this forum's going to spammer hell. :(

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:22 pm
by ThemePark
And now one from ModeratorTeam. :(

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 3:56 am
by coma8coma1
This crap is keepings the mods busy on a few other forums I frequent. :roll: I'm not sure what all's being done to combat it.

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:14 pm
by SCC
Dunno if this ties into the problem or not, but i just got an email saying i had a private message and when i checked there was nothing there...which i thought was weird anyway since i haven't used this account for almost 3 years. :?:

Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:45 pm
by burger2227
I removed a new imbicile who apparently waited a while and then mass messaged spam to all members.

Once they are tossed, the message diasappears too.


Posted: Mon Mar 22, 2010 8:28 pm
by coma8coma1
how about a QB specific question that only a programmer would know that has to be verified before a new account can be created? Something that a determined person could google if they needed to, but hard enough to discourage malicious behavior?

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:08 am
by burger2227
This board is old, but perhaps forcing users to enter a group of random letters to join could keep the SPAM BOTS out.

I have no idea how they can message everybody yet!


Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:47 pm
by Seb McClouth
how about a bot who's programmed to find out every possible function (limited or unlimited) a forum has? The programmers are getting smarter and the programs (or bots if you prefere) are getting bigger... so who knows...