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mike hooker
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this forum was hacked

Post by mike hooker » Thu May 07, 2009 2:18 pm

it seems someone hacked the phpBB site. i got private messages from here, and another site, directing me to a viagra website.

alam123
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Re: this forum was hacked

Post by alam123 » Thu May 07, 2009 2:25 pm

I have also experienced strange things recently, one was that the last 5 PM's I received where empty? Maybe because my antivirus has stopped it from redirecting to that site....?
I also get a lot of spam from the Nigeria scam guys who regulary harvest this site for email spam/scam/crime.Including fake student letters with evil intend. Something needs to be done!

ChuckO
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Re: this forum was hacked

Post by ChuckO » Thu May 07, 2009 6:07 pm

I've sent e-mail to David - I recieved e-mail "from David" telling me I had a PM from "profilicus" that told me to look at an urgent e-mail, which was a link to megl.ru (which I did not click). From the below discussion in another forum re: profilicus, it look like this might be a bot to access sites like Ticketmaster that are protected by "type the word shown" access...

http://www.delcamp.net/forum/en/viewtop ... 92&start=0

-Chuck O.

beginner
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Re: this forum was hacked

Post by beginner » Thu May 07, 2009 6:54 pm

The reason that you received a message from "david" is that our settings tell the forum to email us (from david@chandrakantha.com) when someone sends us a private message.

I'm an idiot. I clicked the link.
Oh well.... my computer still works (for the moment).

ChuckO
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Re: this forum was hacked

Post by ChuckO » Thu May 07, 2009 8:11 pm

Hi beginner,

Yup, I realized it wasn't actually "from David", thus the quotes - but thanks for explicitly pointing it out (as I should have done), and explaining the mechanism... Didn't want David to think I was accusing him of being part of the Russian Prolificus Web-bot Global Conspiracy (RPWbGC)! :D

-Chuck O.

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Re: this forum was hacked

Post by Lars » Fri May 08, 2009 5:52 am

Never click on a link with (.ru).... also never use Windows! 8)
http://www.raincitymusic.com

david
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Re: this forum was hacked

Post by david » Fri May 08, 2009 1:05 pm

This is just a little clarification.

The forum was not hacked. The PMs were sent along normal lines. I have since placed restrictions on PMs which may make a repeat of this incident less likely. However as long as there is a any PM function and determined bot programmer, there is always the possibility of a recurrence.

Peace

David Courtney

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Re: this forum was hacked

Post by Jaime » Sat May 09, 2009 6:25 pm

David can you ban the person that did it from the site???, Lars very truthful
so many Ragas, so little time.

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Re: this forum was hacked

Post by david » Sat May 09, 2009 10:21 pm

The account was deactivated within hrs of the incident. However I do not believe that it was a real person. I believe that it was a bot.

Peace

David Courtney

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