Spambot overrun / Forum reverted back to 14th of Dec 2014

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Spambot overrun / Forum reverted back to 14th of Dec 2014

Postby Gigler Technical » Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:04 am

Discussion forum was overrun by spam bot(s). Forum activity was reverted back to 14th of Dec 2014.

The whole breach started with malicious software Xrunner - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XRumer

wikipedia wrote:XRumer is capable of posting to blogs and guestbooks in addition to its main role as an automated forum posting tool. It can also create forum profiles complete with signature in an attempt to avoid alerting forum administrators with any off topic forum posts. The software is also able to gather and decipher artificial intelligence such as security questions (i.e. what is 2+2?) often used by forums upon registration. Since the latest version of XRumer, the software is capable of collecting such security questions from multiple sources and is much more effective in defeating them.


In short it attaches self-promotional narrative to your posts and spreads through forum.
Don't use it and please flag any infected posts.
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Re: Spambot overrun / Forum reverted back to 14th of Dec 201

Postby Gigler Technical » Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:15 pm

One spam bot account survived and managed to send personal messages to 10 genuine forum users on 23rd of January 2015. This account was identified as "MichaelOt" and had since been deleted. We appologize for the inconvenience caused by the spam.
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