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Thread: ANNOUNCEMENT: PM Spam
07-05-2008, 08:13 PM #1
ANNOUNCEMENT: PM Spam
recently a spammer has been hijaaking some user accounts and started sending SPAMs via PM. i have identified the spam PMs and deleted them. if you happen to have received a PM from a user and it turned out to be empty, you can go ahead and delete that PM. i have deleted the content which is not good for general audience.
in order to help us fight the spammer in the future, please consider changing your log in password.
07-05-2008, 08:26 PM #2
kwun, you are fast and efficient.........
i received it at 11pm++. before midnite, BC down for maintenance.
as usual, asking us to polish our rackets at midnite
07-06-2008, 01:07 PM #3
Yep, I got that spam PM also..
Also, i noticed during the spamming period, BC got a lot of online users, all of a sudden. It went from a quiet 200-300 users to a wild 700-800 users all in the span of a few minutes. At that time, i knew something was fishy.....
*Maybe there's a loophole in the program, kwun, thus one can send so many spams using different IDs??..or maybe there are multi-users??..
07-06-2008, 01:09 PM #4
Speaking of which..just noticed
...oh my gawd, i think it's happening again...700+ users online, RIGHT NOW!!!..here come the spams??..
07-06-2008, 01:11 PM #5
yup. just deleted another bunch.
this spammer might mean that we need to remove a bunch of existing compromised accounts.
07-06-2008, 01:18 PM #6
..please do so, if you have to, kwun; you can shut down BC for the rest of the day, if you'd like..All those idling and inactive accounts!!...
In the meantime, i'm gonna go away and do something else....
07-06-2008, 01:31 PM #7
Got an unread PM.. but the PM cant be found.
07-06-2008, 01:47 PM #8
I am experiencing a similar issue as well. I have 1 unread PM from an actual user which asked me something, howeever after reading it, it still saids there is 1 unread PM.
07-06-2008, 01:59 PM #9
07-06-2008, 02:07 PM #10
07-06-2008, 03:33 PM #11
i still have 2 unread PM but i've checked and i didn't see any unread PM nor spam PM. Have only 98 PM limit now
Last edited by cooler; 07-06-2008 at 03:40 PM.
07-06-2008, 06:02 PM #12
well happy to know it didnt got any further....thanks for the quick response. hope its just that
07-06-2008, 10:28 PM #13
07-06-2008, 10:46 PM #14
The PMs aren't around because they were deleted by kwun.
The PM notifications might remain... but they are harmless.
(And they should have gone away when you next login.)
Bot attacks are hardly unusual on online forums.
And, in general, they are large-scale attacks... and cause heavy disruptions.
We have been very lucky... because kwun has been careful
07-06-2008, 11:15 PM #15
Thanks a lot, Kwun for keeping this a very safe site.
I got a PM too but never opened it.
07-07-2008, 12:02 AM #16
Gee... my first and only PM since joining BC many years ago and it was a spam...
07-07-2008, 01:30 AM #17
Spam PMs at Badminton Central
Yes... I have also received spam PMs.
Feel sorry for kwun... now having to spend extra time dealing these spam PMs.
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