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Balabushka
08-10-2008, 10:55 AM
Got a "have you seen this website?" porn spam in my PM. Deleted it but forgot to write down the users name. But he/she had several itrader points and a good amount of green and posts. Maybe he/she is being hijacked. Anyway this is the first time it has happened on this site for me. Hopefully not again.:angry: :angry:

Anyone else get it?

Back_Spin
08-10-2008, 11:10 AM
Nope.
10nopes.

av84fun
08-10-2008, 11:14 AM
Got a "have you seen this website?" porn spam in my PM. Deleted it but forgot to write down the users name. But he/she had several itrader points and a good amount of green and posts. Maybe he/she is being hijacked. Anyway this is the first time it has happened on this site for me. Hopefully not again.:angry: :angry:

Anyone else get it?

vinmina

I have lodged a complaint with housepro.

CamposCues
08-10-2008, 11:17 AM
It's a hack for sure. I just got one from Buzzsaw.

barrett9ball
08-10-2008, 11:18 AM
I received it also.... users name is "Bartek"


Got a "have you seen this website?" porn spam in my PM. Deleted it but forgot to write down the users name. But he/she had several itrader points and a good amount of green and posts. Maybe he/she is being hijacked. Anyway this is the first time it has happened on this site for me. Hopefully not again.:angry: :angry:

Anyone else get it?

Caromsoft
08-10-2008, 11:18 AM
Got one from freestrokin

223tracer
08-10-2008, 11:19 AM
i got one from custer2617 says he has 0 posts.

FastMikie
08-10-2008, 11:20 AM
"BARTEK" is the username who spammed me with "PornTube" but the link does not go there, so it seems to be some trojan horse site.


BEWARE!!

AngryPanda
08-10-2008, 11:20 AM
got one from billiard fan

1on1pooltournys
08-10-2008, 11:20 AM
i got one too

cranegod1
08-10-2008, 11:20 AM
I just got one. They'll get him

Balabushka
08-10-2008, 11:23 AM
Looks like a bunch of hacks, except for the "0" post guy. All we can do is to NOT even click on the link or go to the web page.

asiasdad
08-10-2008, 11:23 AM
Mine came from "jello1973" with 6 posts. I did not open the link,
just forwarded it to the mods.

Danny

Balabushka
08-10-2008, 11:25 AM
DO NOT CLICK ON THE LINK, REPEAT: Do not click on the link.

DWBOD
08-10-2008, 11:26 AM
Mine came from Bencho

Doug

D_Lewis
08-10-2008, 11:30 AM
vinmina ,,,,,,,

HereWeGo
08-10-2008, 11:32 AM
custer again

Brklyn
08-10-2008, 11:32 AM
Mine came from matt9ball.

cajunbarboxplyr
08-10-2008, 11:33 AM
Mine came from Lurker2

Cuephoric
08-10-2008, 11:34 AM
Mine came in from Bencho about a half hour ago.

Cardinal_Syn
08-10-2008, 11:38 AM
mine came from alvin

hangemhigh
08-10-2008, 11:44 AM
mine came from roosterman

LoGiC
08-10-2008, 11:46 AM
bencho is a personal friend of mine. I left him a message telling him to check his sent PMs, and to change his password to see if that helps.

Sorry for anyone who got spammed by him, but it wasn't him personally.

Cuaba
08-10-2008, 11:47 AM
He has zero posts.

fish on
08-10-2008, 11:49 AM
mine came from roosterman

I got one also!
This morning I clicked on my local APA site and it took me to another advertising site!
I am sure the merchants do not know they are being sent bogus hits!:eek:

bencho
08-10-2008, 11:50 AM
Hey... i just changed my password. Sorry DWBOD. It wasn't me, I've already PM'd you apologizing. if anything, it's being automatically forwarding itself.

classiccues
08-10-2008, 11:51 AM
marigold sent me the pm

Hunter
08-10-2008, 11:52 AM
Mine was from Roosterman...

Cannonball55
08-10-2008, 11:54 AM
just got one from grampi . and he had zero posts! what the hell is going on ?

joeboxer
08-10-2008, 11:58 AM
got one from "queks"

jimmyg
08-10-2008, 12:00 PM
Just received a PM from chas1022 asking me "Do you know this site?".

Don't know chas1022, will not open the PM. But, I certainly did not send anything to him.

He's been a member since 2006 and has 52 posts, doubt that it's him.

This seems to be a major hijacking attack. Damn.

Jim

Balabushka
08-10-2008, 12:01 PM
Do not Do not Do not click on the ad or link. It's most likely a spyware trojan horse or even worse.

hangemhigh
08-10-2008, 12:02 PM
We are under assault. Any suggestions to protect ourselves beyond not opening the spam mail?

JE54
08-10-2008, 12:03 PM
mine came from facets58

Balabushka
08-10-2008, 12:04 PM
Mr. Wilson, please call out your Geek Squad.

bencho
08-10-2008, 12:09 PM
There are methods to stop actual spam bots. You would have to find the 'member' who registered. To prevent a bot from registering, some forums have you enter a randomly generated set of characters. This deters most bots from registering but AZ does not have it in it's registration. More alarmingly, at this point, the spam is forwarding itself automatically. I have no instance of sending out this 'Check this website' PM in my sent folder. Yet, two members already said I sent them something, including a PM, calling me a loser. That's fine since this is a misunderstanding. However, finding the original bot/PM will have to be done by the admins. So good luck to them. In the mean time, if you do receive SPAM, please don't go off assuming that the sender is a jackass.

*Posting a list of all names you received the spam from may help admins so making this a Sticky and have the OP's post updated with the names of all senders you receive the spam from*

benCho-

androd
08-10-2008, 12:09 PM
bigjohnaz i just deleted it . thanks for the info

cleary
08-10-2008, 12:09 PM
got one from "plane_o"

Masirib5
08-10-2008, 12:10 PM
for a porn site. "Have you ever seen this website"

This sucks!!!!

Blackjack
08-10-2008, 12:11 PM
Mine was from "JOSECITO".

AJO
08-10-2008, 12:13 PM
I received a spam message from the username "hotdogg."

masonh
08-10-2008, 12:14 PM
i got one from jpsauve

Dss51
08-10-2008, 12:14 PM
I got the same spam message...how do we prevent this happening again?

mmwtdh
08-10-2008, 12:18 PM
Got mine from "metro5288".

nasc
08-10-2008, 12:21 PM
vinmina

I have lodged a complaint with housepro.
Me too.
Glen

manwon
08-10-2008, 12:23 PM
Got a "have you seen this website?" porn spam in my PM. Deleted it but forgot to write down the users name. But he/she had several itrader points and a good amount of green and posts. Maybe he/she is being hijacked. Anyway this is the first time it has happened on this site for me. Hopefully not again.:angry: :angry:

Anyone else get it?

I have and the gentleman is getting Negative rep for it!!!!!!!!!!!!:angry:

dukeboy1977
08-10-2008, 12:24 PM
Me too.
Glen

ME 3!! lmao

LoGiC
08-10-2008, 12:25 PM
Just got it from 'jaycetan'

Not like it was him though.

dukeboy1977
08-10-2008, 12:26 PM
I have and the gentleman is getting Negative rep for it!!!!!!!!!!!!:angry:

I gave negative rep for mine also. If its a simple hack and a misunderstanding, I apologize but I don't know this guy and never see him post, so...

deep
08-10-2008, 12:26 PM
Got mine from "Klingon"


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v142/doorhandle/Blank-Picard_Facepalm.jpg

LoGiC
08-10-2008, 12:27 PM
I have and the gentleman is getting Negative rep for it!!!!!!!!!!!!:angry:


AHH! Don't do that. It wasn't him. These PMs are nothing personal, its a program automatically doing it, not these users.

justin.powell
08-10-2008, 12:27 PM
Just got mine from jarhead :eek: .

jimmyg
08-10-2008, 12:28 PM
I have and the gentleman is getting Negative rep for it!!!!!!!!!!!!:angry:

Hold off on the negative rep Craig, the spam is not being sent by the person who's username appears. Everyone's account is being hijacked by someone else, they are the real senders.

Jim

NINEBALLART
08-10-2008, 12:32 PM
Got mine from NOSSI ......

poolcuemaster
08-10-2008, 12:33 PM
Vinmena here too

poolhound
08-10-2008, 12:34 PM
i just logged on to az and didnt have any new messages ,,so i was looking at the wanted to buy section,,clicked out of it ,still no new messages .Then i saw this thread on the main forum read a few post then low and behold i got a spam pm from roosterman.Why didnt i get it before i looked at this thread?

poolcuemaster
08-10-2008, 12:35 PM
How can you log off the site for a while after having the password remembered ?

Yea as the poster above I got the pm after I read this thread.

Gotgohan
08-10-2008, 12:35 PM
I got one also, just deleted it. Can't remember the name:mad:

jimmyg
08-10-2008, 12:37 PM
i just logged on to az and didnt have any new messages ,,so i was looking at the wanted to buy section,,clicked out of it ,still no new messages .Then i saw this thread on the main forum read a few post then low and behold i got a spam pm from roosterman.Why didnt i get it before i looked at this thread?

Reasonable question. Too bad we can't unring the bell.

Jim

Purdman
08-10-2008, 12:39 PM
I got one also, just deleted it. Can't remember the name:mad:

Me too, here it is.

Purd

Get_A_Grip
08-10-2008, 12:40 PM
I got one for porn tube from custer2617 too -- says he has 0 posts.

I got sent the same screen as Purdman.

hangemhigh
08-10-2008, 12:40 PM
..........

MrSchon9
08-10-2008, 12:41 PM
Mine was from NOSSI

coastydad
08-10-2008, 12:42 PM
I got it too. Just delete it. It could be trouble if you start clicking on the link.

Nick B
08-10-2008, 12:43 PM
from: 12:17 PM jpsauve

Nick

Pinocchio
08-10-2008, 12:46 PM
Mine from poolrooko...................................

ribdoner
08-10-2008, 01:01 PM
Layin 8 to 5 our geek squad takes out AI within 48 hrs


"fingers" tried to get adam to sample the apple:barf: :nono:

Poolplaya9
08-10-2008, 01:01 PM
I got one from "bencho" at 2:30pm cst. Purdman, you need to delete the picture in your post because the link that goes to who knows where is still active anywhere that someone clicks on that picture.

DRW
08-10-2008, 01:02 PM
Mine came from jarhead with zero posts. Just deleted it.

Neil
08-10-2008, 01:06 PM
...............

Robert Raiford
08-10-2008, 01:07 PM
Mine came from fbreen if anyone is keeping track.

Purdman
08-10-2008, 01:08 PM
WTF Purdman, why you put the link in this thread????? You need to delete that shit.

When I went to copy the link all I saw was letters and numbers. It is deleted. I honestly didn't know the pictures would come up. Sorry about that. You don't have to be so hard dude. It was an accident.
Peace, Purdman :smile:

:thumbup: A friendly suggestion would be more appropriate than your profanity laced post.

SoundWaves
08-10-2008, 01:08 PM
Got mine from d4ryl , 0 posts

Purdman
08-10-2008, 01:09 PM
I got one from "bencho" at 2:30pm cst. Purdman, you need to delete the picture in your post because the link that goes to who knows where is still active anywhere that someone clicks on that picture.

Thank you for the polite suggestion. As you can see, it has been deleted.
Peace, Purdman :)

billiardgrue
08-10-2008, 01:12 PM
got one from rogers5770

Drew
08-10-2008, 01:13 PM
Count one more!! I got one from Finnegan.

havoc
08-10-2008, 01:16 PM
got mine from blud,it said tubetrick.

what are these things and what do they do?

qwerty123
08-10-2008, 01:18 PM
just got one from plane-o

Ktown D
08-10-2008, 01:19 PM
Marigold was the user that mine came from.


I think I will go check out the site and see what the fuss is all about.:grin: :thumbup:

MisterBanker
08-10-2008, 01:21 PM
mine was from waskito77

pfduser
08-10-2008, 01:22 PM
I just got one myself about porntube:angry: Can the mods do something about this?

Purdman
08-10-2008, 01:23 PM
got mine from blud,it said tubetrick.

what are these things and what do they do?

I don't know and wouldn't suggest that you find out by clicking on the site. Somebody has spamed Az it seems. Probably somebody that has beem banned getting even.:eek:
Peace, Purdman :)

bencho
08-10-2008, 01:25 PM
I got one from "bencho" at 2:30pm cst. Purdman, you need to delete the picture in your post because the link that goes to who knows where is still active anywhere that someone clicks on that picture.

You're the third guy to get it from 'me'. I just don't want my name slammed for something I didn't do.

junksecret
08-10-2008, 01:28 PM
I haven't logged on in a cpl of days, and I got it as soon as I logged in, BEFORE looking at this thread so they appear to be unrelated. I didn't even bother to notice who sent it.

I feel a little left out that nobody has gotten one from ME, but I guess there's still time....:)

Joe

poolstar31
08-10-2008, 01:29 PM
I got it from "Klingon"

sjm
08-10-2008, 01:29 PM
I got one about something called porntube and just deleted it.

juegabillar
08-10-2008, 01:33 PM
Mine came from ramw5p, 118 posts, 1 itrader trade, and join date of Jul 2006.

Gunn_Slinger
08-10-2008, 01:34 PM
I got mine from Queks

hangemhigh
08-10-2008, 01:35 PM
LOL I got one from me!!

BHQ
08-10-2008, 01:36 PM
porntube also,

came from simmons :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad:

i know ramw5p,
he's not the porno kind of guy (that i know of) :rolleyes:
just messin' with ya scott

ndakotan
08-10-2008, 01:38 PM
I got one from Hankey. Didn't click on it.

Hoosyer1
08-10-2008, 01:40 PM
Just logged on and got mine from Soreya. I deleted it. LOL, the one place where I thought I wouldn't get spammed.......lol

asbani
08-10-2008, 01:41 PM
I recieved this msg today too. from a "0" post person, I didn't click the link of course, but I did use mouse right click and properties to check Which location does it actually will take it. and yes, it takes you to a Key-logger website which will send a virus to your computer and make YOUR username also send this spam to other people. not just that but probably will do bad stuff inside your computer! Watch out people, DO NOT CLICK THAT FAKE LINK.

sde
08-10-2008, 01:42 PM
I haven't logged on in a cpl of days, and I got it as soon as I logged in, BEFORE looking at this thread so they appear to be unrelated. I didn't even bother to notice who sent it.

I feel a little left out that nobody has gotten one from ME, but I guess there's still time....:)

Joe
It's good to know that looking at this thread is unrelated to receiving the spam pm.

Mine came from papispud.

Has anyone received more than 1 spam pm?

Steve

bigskyjake
08-10-2008, 01:44 PM
I got one from "deeznutz"

I almost clicked the link, looked like a pretty sweet site :grin-square:

ribdoner
08-10-2008, 01:46 PM
I don't know and wouldn't suggest that you find out by clicking on the site. Somebody has spamed Az it seems. Probably somebody that has beem banned getting even.:eek:
Peace, Purdman :)


I'd put "JOHN HOLMES/BARKCINNIMIN/ED" or "CASPER" under the microscope.:idea2:

!Smorgass Bored
08-10-2008, 01:48 PM
I just got one from gedukas titled "Illegal Youtube"
I just Deleted it without opening it.

I got it without reading this thread.
D.

beav99_4life
08-10-2008, 01:48 PM
Just got mine from Reaper.

p1noy
08-10-2008, 01:49 PM
got one from cuestick ----> porntube.com

mnorwood
08-10-2008, 01:50 PM
Got one from klingon. This crap needs to go away!!!!!!!!!

mouse
08-10-2008, 01:52 PM
I got one from Hankey. Didn't click on it.
Mine came from Hanky as well.

!Smorgass Bored
08-10-2008, 01:53 PM
I've been hoping and praying for an 8 hour erection in November.

Doug


*Edited to say: Sorry, I'm from Florida and I meant to say, "I've been hoping and praying for an 8 hour ELECTION in November."

.

Thunderball
08-10-2008, 01:54 PM
Dam I feel left out.

DeepBanks
08-10-2008, 01:54 PM
I feel so . . . violated . . .

conetip
08-10-2008, 01:55 PM
it is a trogan virus on the one that came to me. It auto loaded to temp internet files,but the AV soft caught it.
I have deleted all Temp internet files, and Java script files.
I have win 2000 with earlier explorer 6.
Neil

MRW1949
08-10-2008, 01:57 PM
I got one also. didnt open it ,kinda new what it might be..I was from "fbreen"

Scott Lee
08-10-2008, 02:03 PM
I got the same pm, BEFORE looking at the main page. Mine was from RobertT, also with 0 posts, but had green rep (go figure!). Deleted, and notified AzHousePro.

Scott Lee
www.poolknowledge.com

Barbara
08-10-2008, 02:04 PM
I got a porn site spam from dooziexx. What gives? I though dooziexx was one of the "good guys".

Barbara

bigshooter
08-10-2008, 02:05 PM
I got mine from qbuilder who I believe is Eric Crisp, what are the odds of getting randomly spammed from an account of someone who lives in the same city as I do? Just thought it was sort of an odd coincidence.

Scott Lee
08-10-2008, 02:07 PM
Barbara...I know dooziexxx. He would never send something like this.

Scott Lee
www.poolknowledge.com

I got a porn site spam from dooziexx. What gives? I though dooziexx was one of the "good guys".

Barbara

ridewiththewind
08-10-2008, 02:12 PM
Well, I had a PM just show up...no sender name, no subject header...dated 12/15/1969 sent at 5:00pm PST...it showed in my oldest PM's list. There was no way to access it, so I just deleted it straight-away.

Lisa

!Smorgass Bored
08-10-2008, 02:14 PM
LOL I got one from me!!


I hope you didn't Delete it. That was your REAL porn site link that you sent to yourself to bookmark..... Oy-Vey !

Doug

Cue-Z
08-10-2008, 02:14 PM
i got one from custer2617 says he has 0 posts.
Same here...Custer2617. Don't open link...someone else on another thread mentioned a worm or virus is there.

JG-in-KY
08-10-2008, 02:15 PM
Barbara...I know dooziexxx. He would never send something like this.

Scott Lee
www.poolknowledge.com
Yeah I got one from him also. Knew it had to be a highjacker.

Dead Money
08-10-2008, 02:15 PM
I got mine from qbuilder who I believe is Eric Crisp, what are the odds of getting randomly spammed from an account of someone who lives in the same city as I do? Just thought it was sort of an odd coincidence.

Yikes, he must have clicked the link:eek:


\/\/\/

I recieved this msg today too. from a "0" post person, I didn't click the link of course, but I did use mouse right click and properties to check Which location does it actually will take it. and yes, it takes you to a Key-logger website which will send a virus to your computer and make YOUR username also send this spam to other people. not just that but probably will do bad stuff inside your computer! Watch out people, DO NOT CLICK THAT FAKE LINK.

Ack!

billiardshot
08-10-2008, 02:18 PM
I got Pm "Pornotube" from Jpsauve, deleted it didn't open

LoGiC
08-10-2008, 02:25 PM
Dam I feel left out.

I can send one to you if you wanna be in the loop :p ;)

AzHousePro
08-10-2008, 02:31 PM
OK, I am working to clear this up now. It appears as if a number of legitimate user's accounts were compromised and used to spam for this porn site. More importantly, it looks like the site could include a virus for anyone who goes there.

If anyone receives any more of this crap, please send me a PM.

Mike

Pushout
08-10-2008, 02:33 PM
Just got one. From Veroplace-0 posts.

CocoboloCowboy
08-10-2008, 02:34 PM
I got mine from qbuilder who I believe is Eric Crisp, what are the odds of getting randomly spammed from an account of someone who lives in the same city as I do? Just thought it was sort of an odd coincidence.

I too got it from QB, think we have a Net Nurg Messing with AZB, as I would bet the FARM QB did not send the SPAM.

railfirst
08-10-2008, 02:34 PM
just got one from Blud.


Ben

Roy Steffensen
08-10-2008, 02:40 PM
I got from MR. WILSON!!!! :D :D

Just kidding, can't remember the name but it was someone with 0 posts.

Koop
08-10-2008, 02:43 PM
Got one from Roosterman. Don't worry, no negative rep left :D

akaTrigger
08-10-2008, 02:50 PM
I got one from Madmoney a few hours ago, but it has been deleted, I assume by admin.

Cue-Z
08-10-2008, 02:50 PM
How can you log off the site for a while after having the password remembered ?

Yea as the poster above I got the pm after I read this thread.
Delete your history, cookies and temp files.

Dawgie
08-10-2008, 03:01 PM
Got a "have you seen this website?" porn spam in my PM. Deleted it but forgot to write down the users name. But he/she had several itrader points and a good amount of green and posts. Maybe he/she is being hijacked. Anyway this is the first time it has happened on this site for me. Hopefully not again.:angry: :angry:

Anyone else get it?

I got it too. How do you report this to the admin. to have this guy banned? Porn Tube

Today, 11:06 AM
boozebag
Registered User

Status: Offline
Posts: 67
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Arbroath, Scotland
vCash: 500
iTrader: (0)

Porn Tube
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Porn Tube

The above is the guy who is doing this. The porn pic's won't copy & paste. Maybe the admin can go into my PM and ban this porker.

Craig Fales
08-10-2008, 03:09 PM
They musta sent me one too except that it shows no PM however I keep showing I have an unread PM when there is none...

DelaWho???
08-10-2008, 03:13 PM
poolchic...

I just thought she was comin on to me.... :rolleyes:


:cool:

Dawgie
08-10-2008, 03:14 PM
I just went back to my PM's to delete it and it's gone. How is this done?

tom haney
08-10-2008, 03:15 PM
It's a hack for sure. I just got one from Buzzsaw.



Mine came from Buzzsaw.

pooltchr
08-10-2008, 03:18 PM
Mine came from matt9ball

DelaWho???
08-10-2008, 03:30 PM
I am asuming the one I got was at the bottom of my list of PMs, untitled and dated 1969. I didn't try to open it, just deleted it.

:cool:

manwon
08-10-2008, 04:50 PM
AHH! Don't do that. It wasn't him. These PMs are nothing personal, its a program automatically doing it, not these users.

Too Late already sent, But I can tell you this, the gentlemen was on line when I got mine from him. If this is a worm, the only people who can send it had to have opened it. What happens is the worm go's into your address book and emails everyone there from you to them.

Mr. Wilson
08-10-2008, 05:23 PM
I hope nobody was dumb enough to click.....as now you'll need to do some work to clean the trojan from your machine.

Best of luck uprooting it.

bigskyjake
08-10-2008, 05:25 PM
I hope nobody was dumb enough to click.....as now you'll need to do some work to clean the trojan from your machine.

Best of luck uprooting it.


I was close to clicking, real close


Jake ( does this make me almost dumb :D )

greytop
08-10-2008, 05:29 PM
mine was from KLINGON

eaglesfan44
08-10-2008, 05:32 PM
mine was from josecinto

satman
08-10-2008, 05:32 PM
My apologies to whoever I got the spam from. I sent you a nasty message, not realizing it was probably not your fault. I had no idea what it was, and sent the reply in the heat of the moment.

Purdman
08-10-2008, 05:51 PM
..........


You erase nasty words of admonishment. Shame on you! Perhaps you should think before you hit magic button.
Peace, Purdman :smile:
Couldn't let it slide after your inconsiderate PM.

hangemhigh
08-10-2008, 06:29 PM
You erase nasty words of admonishment. Shame on you! Perhaps you should think before you hit magic button.
Peace, Purdman :smile:
Couldn't let it slide after your inconsiderate PM.


LOL, I deleted it after you did as you were told. Anyone can see my post in your later post. Feel free to post my "inconsiderate PM" , and think before you knowingly post a link to a virus here. Thats it, I'm through with your childish behavior. Peace, get you some.

MikeM
08-10-2008, 07:22 PM
Too Late already sent, But I can tell you this, the gentlemen was on line when I got mine from him. If this is a worm, the only people who can send it had to have opened it. What happens is the worm go's into your address book and emails everyone there from you to them.

I got mine from housefrau who has no activity before today since about a year ago.

You should try to undo the neg rep you left.

MM

derekdisco
08-10-2008, 07:50 PM
Im still lookin around for the video of christina aguliera

billiardcue
08-10-2008, 07:53 PM
I also received it earlier today, has since disappeared from my message list.

o2bacs
08-10-2008, 08:06 PM
I'm so sorry about this everyone, I had no idea it would spiral so out of control like this. Just kidding, I got one earlier today but now that I looked again cause I was itching to infect my Dell with a cool new virus, it's gone :eek: What a nasty creepy crawler bot though. It's gotten red rep dragons flying at top speed.

o2bacs
08-10-2008, 08:08 PM
I hope nobody was dumb enough to click.....as now you'll need to do some work to clean the trojan from your machine.

Best of luck uprooting it.

lol in the event you did lemme know and I can help you fix your pc. And that's PC, if you have a MAC, go fish

Balabushka
08-10-2008, 08:09 PM
LOL click the nudie link and you send a spam grenade. Guess we know some pool players checked it out. :p

JoeyA
08-10-2008, 08:18 PM
I wanted to say Travis Trotter is behind this. :yes:
JoeyA

Hail Mary Shot
08-10-2008, 09:08 PM
I wanted to say Travis Trotter is behind this. :yes:
JoeyA


I was able to beat the virus 5-0. thanks to my Cuetec cues by Earl and Allison. :thumbup:

o2bacs
08-10-2008, 10:08 PM
I wanted to say Travis Trotter is behind this. :yes:
JoeyA


Just met with Trotter in the shadow world. He said DEVO sent my porn bot spam 12/31/1969 to which I quickly replied that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is actually based on a true story: Chuck Norris once swallowed a turtle whole, and when he crapped it out, the turtle was six feet tall and had learned karate

AuntyDan
08-10-2008, 10:22 PM
OK, I am working to clear this up now. It appears as if a number of legitimate user's accounts were compromised.

Thanks for all your hard work in the background.

Do you think someone obtained their logon passwords, rather than using a security vunerability in the site itself? If so presumably they had weak passwords and were hacked through a brute-force dictionary attack. In this case I would suggest you notify the affected accounts and advise them to change their passwords. Perhaps enforcing a stronger password policy would be useful too.

More importantly if anyone whose account was hacked uses the same user name and password on other sites as they use on this one, especially email accounts, online shopping site or banking etc. they need to change those account passwords NOW.

AzHousePro
08-10-2008, 11:02 PM
OK, I am back home now. Was out at the Az State BCA Championships when this all hit the fan today. (By the way, congrats to Jerry "*" Stuckart for his win)

It appears as if someone went through a list of users looking for users whose passwords were the same as their user names and used any account they could get into to send these spam PMs.

I have disabled those accounts that were compromised and will wait to hear from the users who now can't log in to their accounts (already hearing from some of them).

Moral of the story? Don't use your username as your password.

Mike

Balabushka
08-11-2008, 08:35 AM
Spam all calmed down? I have not received any more since my first one.

ScottW
08-11-2008, 09:19 AM
It appears as if someone went through a list of users looking for users whose passwords were the same as their user names and used any account they could get into to send these spam PMs.


Utterly brilliant.

FYI, I got one of those notes as well, dated 12/31/1969 (is that not a big enough "don't click" giveaway for some folks?) - but with no subject line, and oddly enough, no member name. I'm assuming that the account that was used to send this PM to me has been deleted, and hence there's no longer an account to list as the sender.

This was an automated attack. If someone was simply poking around on accounts, finding those that they could log into (same username/pw) and manually sending these spam PMs to other users, the way the rest of us send PMs, then the date would be correct. 12/31/1969 is a fairly normal "default" date when no date value is specified.

Perk
08-11-2008, 09:55 AM
I did get one from myself that I sent to someone else last week....and it still shows an unread... :(

Bigjohn
08-12-2008, 06:19 AM
vinmina

I have lodged a complaint with housepro.

Got 1... Mine just shows that I have 1 Unread message... But there is nothing there, and the number won't go away????

JoeW
08-12-2008, 06:27 AM
My user name and PW are not the same but I did get a PM and a funny email sent to "Joe" that was not read. Hopefully they are now gone.

One potential problem here is that I have the same user name and PW on some other forums so now I wonder if the bot collected my standard user name and PW. Any thoughts on the matter would be helpful.

A dummy email I can live with but screwing around with my accounts on other forums might be a problem. Hopefully the bot did not get my pw

AzHousePro
08-12-2008, 09:41 PM
No, if your username and password were not the same then your account was not compromised.

All the hackers were able to do was log in as another user and send a pm. They couldn't hack your password by being logged in as someone else.

Mike

olauzon
08-13-2008, 05:39 PM
i don't check my pm's anywhere near regularily, but i did not expect to get one on my 4th b-day from azb. it was sent 1969.

i appologize for a slight delay dear admins, but thank you so much for thinking of me as i wobbled around mumbling things unheard of in cake drewl.

bows,