Abunai!  

Go Back   Abunai! > General > News

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old January 30th, 2010, 16:59:57   #1
Saniiro-San
Otaku
 
Saniiro-San's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Cyberspace
Posts: 4,562
Default Forum & PM Spam

Dear users,

we have noticed a new plague on internet forums. it's a series of bots which register themselves under an official sounding name (something'admin' and something'root') and then send a PM to a series of people containing a website link to a virus.

we are taking steps to counter the amount of this spam.

If you recieve such a PM, please delete it immediately and notify a moderator by PM or post in this thread.
In your report, please provide the name of the user sending the spam, but don't copy the spam message (especially not the link they contain) to protect anyone from clicking the link by accident.

with kind regards,


Your moderator team
__________________

Last edited by Saniiro-San; April 6th, 2010 at 03:23:41.
Saniiro-San is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 5th, 2010, 20:34:29   #2
Shana-chan
Junior Member
 
Shana-chan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Noord-Brabant / Oosterhout Netherlands
Posts: 5
Default Re: Forum & PM Spam

i have found someone
His name is: JoshuaaNave
Shana-chan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 5th, 2010, 20:52:49   #3
Vegistie
Otaku
 
Vegistie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Tilburg
Posts: 141
Send a message via MSN to Vegistie
Default Re: Forum & PM Spam

jup me too following message:

JoshuaaNave
Junior Member


Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 0 Take measures immediately!!!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dear, ******************!

Spam sending from your computer was detected.
We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately: *insert link*
If you do not pass this test* we will have to delete your account and forward a complaint to your ISP with attached log file (your IP address, etc.).

----------------------------------------------------
Forum Administration forum.stichtingabunai.nl
__________________
http://www.tegendraads.net/

Last edited by Saniiro-San; April 6th, 2010 at 03:28:03.
Vegistie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 5th, 2010, 21:41:44   #4
omegagotenks
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 6
Default Re: Forum & PM Spam

-mod-edit-

hope this info helps

Last edited by Saniiro-San; April 6th, 2010 at 03:24:28.
omegagotenks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 6th, 2010, 03:27:06   #5
Saniiro-San
Otaku
 
Saniiro-San's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Cyberspace
Posts: 4,562
Default Re: Forum & PM Spam

it didn't really help I'm afraid because the name of the person sending the PM was missing from the report, and because the forum automatically notifies you of a PM someone sends you so it indeed originates from our email address because that's the forum sending you a notification and not the actual spam message (PM).

I removed the above named account though and removed all PM's sent by this user.
__________________
Saniiro-San is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2010, 17:22:38   #6
Kimmytje
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2
Default Re: Forum & PM Spam

JosephWard
Junior Member


Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 0 Important message from the forum administration!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Dear, Kimmytje;chary;juuiPOP;Namie;RoninTX!

Spam sending from your computer was detected.
We highly recommend you to check your computer and perform online virus check at our site immediately: **************
If you do not pass this test* we will have to delete your account and forward a complaint to your ISP with attached log file (your IP address, etc.).

----------------------------------------------------
Forum Administration forum.stichtingabunai.nl


De volgende....

Last edited by Saniiro-San; April 11th, 2010 at 17:29:08.
Kimmytje is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 11th, 2010, 17:31:18   #7
Saniiro-San
Otaku
 
Saniiro-San's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Cyberspace
Posts: 4,562
Default Re: Forum & PM Spam

thanks for the report. this user has been dealt with.

just to remind people: please remove any and all links from such PM's when you report them, so no one might click on them by accident.
__________________

Last edited by Saniiro-San; April 12th, 2010 at 20:39:41.
Saniiro-San is offline   Reply With Quote
Old April 12th, 2010, 20:53:31   #8
sakura-san
Otaku
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 120
Default Re: Forum & PM Spam

prerryarrique
no problem
couldn't find the topic at first xD
sakura-san is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 07:03:34.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.