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Old February 18th, 2018, 17:29   #1
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Default Spam newbs , were being hacked

Watch out, i just notices a flood of new members who are all posting links to virus sites and porn links that are also riddles with virus, spam bots and malware.

This is happening in all forums areas.

you will see the location as some made up gibberish and the join date being today or within this last 24 hours

DO NOT ENGAGE THEM, and do not click on the links. our admins will have this sorted out in no time. Just click the red triangle and report it to our admins. Im not an admin, thank god im not, but i think you all know what to do.

users so far seen in the last few hours.
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and more and more and more
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Old February 18th, 2018, 17:48   #2
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wow, ill delete this post tomorrow if i see it stopped, you admins are great, i see ban after ban, i got nothing to do right now lol
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Old February 18th, 2018, 17:49   #3
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I’m getting them all banned. Big attack all at once.

Thanks for the heads up.
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Old February 18th, 2018, 18:03   #4
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your doing great! i at first was like oh jsut a spammer but i counted like 20 of them just int he 101, A3, and power mods alone!
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Old February 18th, 2018, 18:07   #5
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I think we got it all cleaned up. Let me know if we missed anything.
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Old February 18th, 2018, 18:17   #6
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I just nuked a few more.
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Old February 18th, 2018, 19:49   #7
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Nice job guys! They were popping up everywhere and I got tried of reporting them! LOL
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Old February 18th, 2018, 19:58   #8
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Nice job guys! They were popping up everywhere and I got tried of reporting them! LOL
Yeah, nice job. It looks like you guys were playing Whack-a-Mole today and I missed all the fun.

Have Fun!

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Old February 18th, 2018, 20:01   #9
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Thank you for cleaning up the Spammers.
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Old February 19th, 2018, 15:55   #10
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did you guys get a count on how many hits there were, i counted 48, but i didnt check every forum area and im sure there was way more on the entire site. What happend, how can so many make new accounts and hit all at once? Russia?
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Old February 19th, 2018, 18:02   #11
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Some of the posters had more than 40 spam posts yesterday. Fortunately the forum makes it pretty easy to clean up spam by allowing mass deletion of all of a spammer's posts.

How did it happen? All new accounts must be manually approved, which isn't a perfect process. I think someone (not me) was sleepy when they were approving accounts recently and they missed some of the telltale signs. It happens to the best of us. About 60% of all new account registrations are spammers.
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. About 60% of all new account registrations are spammers.
That's crazy
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That's crazy
I was gonna say...
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Today's approval list was 80% spammers.
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Fred applied some updates and the spam situation has been greatly improved.
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