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mike hooker

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it seems someone hacked the phpBB site. i got private messages from here, and another site, directing me to a viagra website.
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alam123

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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!

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ChuckO

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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/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=39092&start=0

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beginner

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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).
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ChuckO

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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)!

-Chuck O.
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Lars

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Never click on a link with (.ru).... also never use Windows! 8)
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david

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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.

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Jaime

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David can you ban the person that did it from the site???, Lars very truthful
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david

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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.

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David Courtney
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