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Discussion in 'General Talk' started by Alex Chambers, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. Alex Chambers

    Alex Chambers Openbuilds Team
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    I assume folk are aware of the wave of spam we have been getting recently. Is there any malware associated with it? I can't imagine whoever's doing it thinks we are a likely market!
    Alex.
     
  2. Rick 2.0

    Rick 2.0 OpenBuilds Team
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    The "wave" is nowhere near what it used to be. There was a time we were blotting over 300 per week. Now it's down to around 10.
     
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  3. GrayUK

    GrayUK Openbuilds Team Elder
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    It is a great help if anyone Spots what is obviously SPAM, please "Report" it rather than Open it.
    Cheers :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  4. Alex Chambers

    Alex Chambers Openbuilds Team
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    Will try to keep an eye on this "ripple" and do just that.
    Alex.:);):)
    Also they are posting as builds - can't report those.
     
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  5. GrayUK

    GrayUK Openbuilds Team Elder
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    Just PM one of us and we'll get on it. :)
    Ta
     
  6. ljvb

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    Pfft.. I always open spam.. my super rich prince of a cousin in Africa keeps trying to give me money.....
    And at the tender old age of 43, I need to little blue pills... and I want to grow all my hair back....

    Heh, in reality I do actually open all spam and malicious links and binaries.. I have an isolated lab network (running on VMWare and bare metal machine for malware that is virtualization aware)... oh.. my day job.. IT Security Specialist/Consultant :) Although work keeps me busy I have less time to poke around.

    Most of what forums see are automated bots/scripts which spam for financial reasons (click through revenue, ransomware, etc), or generic un-targeted malware to infect machines to join botnets. There are more targeted attacks, those for stealing bank/financial institution credentials, corp espionage, etc, but you generally won't see those on forum posts.
     
  7. GrayUK

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    That's cool. Just try to resist opening them here, please. :thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Cheers
     
  8. Peter Van Der Walt

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    You can have more fun when you reply to spam (;

     
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