Cleanup on Aisle 7

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Re: Cleanup on Aisle 7

Postby Shapley » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:08 am

I was shocked to see the level of attack that particular spammer used.

Does anyone really click on those spam links? What possible purpose can there be to such attacks? Is it there intent to render the bulletin board useless? I know of at least one bulletin board that had to shut down and relocate twice due to such attacks. Surely that's not all it's about.

I guess I'll never understand the mentality behind it.
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Re: Cleanup on Aisle 7

Postby Trumpetmaster » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:24 am

Shapley wrote:I was shocked to see the level of attack that particular spammer used.

Does anyone really click on those spam links? What possible purpose can there be to such attacks? Is it there intent to render the bulletin board useless? I know of at least one bulletin board that had to shut down and relocate twice due to such attacks. Surely that's not all it's about.

I guess I'll never understand the mentality behind it.


Shapley,
I don't know how much you saw but the entire board was flooded. We have all seen
the occasional jerk get through but this was truly unfortunate.
I don't understand it either. It makes no sense but to just be disruptive.
Wouldn't it be nice if you could trace the individual(s) responsible for this garbage
and prosecute them.
Some people have WAY too much time on their hands...
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Re: Cleanup on Aisle 7

Postby Shapley » Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:30 am

I did see it. Unlike yourself, however, I did not think of a way to contact them other than posting to the board or clicking the 'report post' button dozens of times, which didn't seem productive given the nature of the beast. I'm glad you had the presence of mind to call them and leave a message.

Let me add my thanks, along with to those of Nicole Marie, to you for alerting them to the mess.
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Re: Cleanup on Aisle 7

Postby Nicole Marie » Thu Jul 23, 2009 11:28 am

They do this to implant viruses. If people click on the links then they can piggy back a virus into your computer. That's why firewalls are so important! Most of these people are overseas so you can not track them down. Russia, Asia and the Middle East are the worst areas on the globe right now for hackers to hide and not face arrest. It is becoming a huge problem.
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Re: Cleanup on Aisle 7

Postby Shapley » Mon Jul 27, 2009 10:43 am

Thanks, again, for cleaning up after the mess.
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Re: Cleanup on Aisle 7

Postby Trumpetmaster » Thu Jul 30, 2009 5:35 am

Gee..
The board got hit again...
Logged in this morning and all but one thread had vulgar smut on it...
Hopefully Chris and the rest of the IT team can get it cleaned up quickly.
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Re: Cleanup on Aisle 7

Postby Shapley » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:16 am

Apparenlty, we've been targeted by someone, for something.

Obviously, it's President Bush's fault...
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Re: Cleanup on Aisle 7

Postby jamiebk » Thu Jul 30, 2009 8:40 am

Chris (et al) sorry to say that you will have your hands full today cleaning off the smut that hit the board. These latest attacks are particularly egregious/offensive. I clicked on one entry to report it, but will not touch any other entries by the pig who placed them. I don't know who or what this "ASAlerdedareefO" thing is...bot or human.
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Re: Cleanup on Aisle 7

Postby analog » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:13 am

I hope to be on a jury someday hearing a case of this. I'd sentence them to anthrax.

i sent the link to missouristate dot edu, the site listed in his profile.

What else can one do?

i curse Microsoft for building this capability for anonymity into the internet.
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Re: Cleanup on Aisle 7

Postby Schmeelkie » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:40 am

Nicole Marie wrote:They do this to implant viruses. If people click on the links then they can piggy back a virus into your computer. That's why firewalls are so important! Most of these people are overseas so you can not track them down. Russia, Asia and the Middle East are the worst areas on the globe right now for hackers to hide and not face arrest. It is becoming a huge problem.


Yikes! I'll remember to not click on suspect topics in the future. Already had work computer die, then hard drive failure 6 weeks later (less than a year ago) so the sanctity of my computer is very important now!
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Re: Cleanup on Aisle 7

Postby dai bread » Thu Jul 30, 2009 6:03 pm

analog wrote:I hope to be on a jury someday hearing a case of this. I'd sentence them to anthrax.

i sent the link to missouristate dot edu, the site listed in his profile.

What else can one do?

i curse Microsoft for building this capability for anonymity into the internet.


That would be a false IP address wouldn't it?

I just shot off a PM to Chris when I saw the list. Bearing in mind the nature of these things, I suspect that it is only a matter of time before "report this post" becomes the trigger for a download, if it isn't the case already.
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Re: Cleanup on Aisle 7

Postby analog » Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:59 pm

That would be a false IP address wouldn't it?


probably, and i probably wasted the motion.

but that's a pretty straight laced university. if it did originate from one of their computers they'll track it down.

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Re: Cleanup on Aisle 7

Postby analog » Fri Jul 31, 2009 9:40 pm

well that eric eckert is a real person at that school. Dad and Sis both graduated there.


i just shot him an email about JViahincowawD, hope it gets through his spam filter and that he's well connected enough to interest law enforcement.


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Re: Cleanup on Aisle 7

Postby dai bread » Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:16 pm

And there's more today. Chris must be tearing his hair.
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Re: Cleanup on Aisle 7

Postby Shapley » Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:29 am

The board is back! Great news!

Thanks for all your hard work, guys.

I see there are still a few remnants of the recent attack. Do you need someone to report them or otherwise highlight them to get them cleared? They're both here in the "Helping Hands" area.
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Re: Cleanup on Aisle 7

Postby Selma in Sandy Eggo » Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:52 pm

I'm so glad the board is back. It's my chat line from the cubicle; I miss it when it's gone. :sombrero: :guitar: :jump:
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Re: Cleanup on Aisle 7

Postby Nicole Marie » Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:44 am

We think we figured it out! Cross your fingers but we put in place even more security but all should be OK now. Let us know if you have trouble or see anything pop up again. Thanks for your understanding. These spammers are so tricky. They crashed the Twitter website today and the problems just keep growing. And of course they are all in Asia or Eastern Europe so you can't do much back at them. :badputer:
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Re: Cleanup on Aisle 7

Postby OperaTenor » Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:56 am

You obviously didn't install enough security yet; you still let *me* in....
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Re: Cleanup on Aisle 7

Postby Trumpetmaster » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:13 pm

OperaTenor wrote:You obviously didn't install enough security yet; you still let *me* in....



There are exceptions to every rule you know :rofl:
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Re: Cleanup on Aisle 7

Postby Shapley » Thu Aug 06, 2009 1:20 pm

Nicole Marie wrote: These spammers are so tricky. They crashed the Twitter website today and the problems just keep growing.


Apparently, the also crashed Facebook. I suspect it is part of elaborate plot to undermine confidence in our security and disrupt the economy. But then, I'm one of those that sees a terrorist behind every tree, right?
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