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Our latest spammer

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Fri 2009-04-17, 15:26:34

This person posted 10 times, until Stumpy75 checked her/his website and noticed it contained viruses. Her profile also led to a site with viruses and porn.

The posts almost looked like they could have been computer generated, loosely based on the topic thread subject.

The posts are innocent looking, albeit strange. However the user's profile and website are not quite so innocent. User Suspended.

I did not delete the posts, however altered the users profile signature to prevent accidental linking.

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Topic: The Moop Along on TV.
sarahTom
Forum: In The News Posted: Fri 2009-Apr-17/08:57 5 Subject: Re: The Moop Along on TV.
Good Job !!!!! A big thanks to Craig for getting this transferred

Topic: Geocaching entertainment
sarahTom
Forum: The Off Topic Threads Posted: Fri 2009-Apr-17/08:55 5 Subject: Re: Geocaching entertainment
!!!! I have Done

Topic: Happy Fall!
sarahTom
Forum: The Off Topic Threads Posted: Fri 2009-Apr-17/08:53 5 Subject: Re: Happy Fall!
it's fact

Topic: Super Bowl----Who Cares!!!
sarahTom
Forum: The Off Topic Threads Posted: Fri 2009-Apr-17/08:52 5 Subject: Re: Super Bowl----Who Cares!!!
I have liked some of the Bridgestone tire ads

Topic: Geo-Vacations!
sarahTom
Forum: The Off Topic Threads Posted: Fri 2009-Apr-17/08:51 5 Subject: Re: Geo-Vacations!
I am planning a little trip out the way (singapore)

Topic: I'm Sorry!
sarahTom
Forum: The Off Topic Threads Posted: Fri 2009-Apr-17/08:46 5 Subject: Re: I'm Sorry!
I'm sorry for posting the comment .

Topic: POST-A-JOKE
sarahTom
Forum: The Off Topic Threads Posted: Fri 2009-Apr-17/08:45 5 Subject: Re: POST-A-JOKE
I am laughing

Topic: Introducing myself
sarahTom
Forum: The Off Topic Threads Posted: Tue 2009-Apr-14/03:55 2 Subject: Re: Introducing myself
Welcome to the world of New geocaching. Hope to see you next week

Topic: Digital TV conversion
sarahTom
Forum: The Off Topic Threads Posted: Tue 2009-Apr-14/03:52 2 Subject: Re: Digital TV conversion
I'm cable so I won't need to convert. Right?

Topic: Program Unveiled for Green Energy Summit 2009
sarahTom
Forum: Fun S p a m Posted: Tue 2009-Apr-14/03:47 2 Subject: Re: Program Unveiled for Green Energy Summit 2009
great post !!!
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Re: Our latest spammer

Postby cheechgang » Fri 2009-04-17, 16:11:22

looks like the bot grabs some parts of quotes from the actual thread to make them look halfway legitimate. Good catch
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Re: Our latest spammer

Postby yogi57 » Fri 2009-04-17, 17:01:27

I was wondering about this Sarahtom posting to old threads
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Re: Our latest spammer

Postby GeoFlint13 » Fri 2009-04-17, 19:35:01

I thought it was all pretty strange too.
Thanks for getting rid of them GG!
Good Luck & Happy Hunting!

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Re: Our latest spammer

Postby GoodDog » Fri 2009-04-17, 20:04:55

I deleted one post just now, but I don't have access to the Fun Spam posts.

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Re: Our latest spammer

Postby sunrenay » Sat 2009-04-18, 02:39:20

I was wondering what I was or was not going to do next week.

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Re: Our latest spammer

Postby Mighty_Mo » Sat 2009-04-18, 02:44:31

Thanks GG. I wondered what sarahTOM was. I clicked on the link and wasn't interested so I exited. Hopefully no damage here.
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Re: Our latest spammer

Postby ScouterJoe » Sat 2009-04-18, 02:50:28

Nice catch. I'm sure you've saved us all some problems too.
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Re: Our latest spammer

Postby GizmoGuy411 » Sat 2009-04-18, 03:52:23

Well really we need to thank Stumpy75. I had read a couple posts and just chalked up the strange msgs to a drunk noobe!
Stumpy however clicked on the spammers website and his ant-virus program was not happy.

So whoever else may have clicked on the website or the profile may want to rescan their computers with their anti-virus and anti-adware software. Another good option when you want to apply an additional level of protection is to visit TrendMicro, and run their free "House Call" program. http://housecall.trendmicro.com/
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Re: Our latest spammer

Postby cachergirl27 » Sat 2009-04-18, 03:55:30

GizmoGuy411 wrote:I had read a couple posts and just chalked up the strange msgs to a drunk noobe!

I was chalking it up to a drunk doggie (aka....vS after a Party!)
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Re: Our latest spammer

Postby cheechgang » Thu 2009-05-07, 20:04:51

So who is blocking all the good spam lately. I feel unloved...
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Re: Our latest spammer

Postby OnDHunt » Fri 2009-05-08, 01:38:43

Does this mean that I am not going to Singapore for a little trip?
I am an amazed cacher!

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Re: Our latest spammer

Postby sunrenay » Fri 2009-05-08, 01:47:05

Olivia25 can probably take you to India.


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