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Old 09-14-2014, 05:44 AM
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Heads Up - Massive Spam Attack on IMDb

For Your Information:
IMDb is under a massive spam attack to promote what appears to be Korean gambling websites. I've also seen these attacks on other message board systems. It's possible they may attack this site in the future.

For an example of the attack, please see this link.
http://www.imdb.com/lists
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Old 09-14-2014, 09:02 AM
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Thanks for the warning, Dan! Even though it's a pain for new posters, now that DougO has set it up so that they have to post to an introductory thread before they can post to the forums, it's super simple to delete what little spam ever gets posted now. Sadly, that's not something that IMDb can use, I'm sure.

Hope they find a solution soon. And thanks again for the heads-up.

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Old 02-21-2015, 07:10 AM
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Hi, just to say while I'm still a massive B5 fan I have not been here for some years and today I received a few warnings that someone had attempted to access this site with my user name. It wasn't me so I think its your spammer..

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Oops, sorry didn't realize this was an old thread..
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Old 02-21-2015, 09:48 AM
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Thanks very much for the warning, House of Mollari! Thankfully we've pretty much got the spam problem controlled here since we require new members to post an introduction before they can get to the main forums to post.

Glad to see you again!

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Old 02-21-2015, 10:56 AM
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Hi, just to say while I'm still a massive B5 fan I have not been here for some years and today I received a few warnings that someone had attempted to access this site with my user name. It wasn't me so I think its your spammer..

HoM

Oops, sorry didn't realize this was an old thread..
I received a similar email last night about log in attempts.
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Old 02-21-2015, 02:36 PM
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Interesting. I don't know if anything can be done since the attempts obviously failed but I'll let DougO know about this.

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Old 03-25-2015, 03:26 PM
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Just received an email tonight about a fraudulent login. The IP originated in China according to IP Location Finder.

Password changed, so hope this is the last of it.
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Old 03-30-2015, 02:07 PM
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DougO has checked into this and apparently (according to VBulletin support) it's fairly common. The only solution would be to block large IP address blocks from the region the attempts are coming from.

Spammers....if only they'd use their powers for good.

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Old 04-03-2015, 04:17 PM
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Я чув, ви knock ' n, але ви can ' t бувають!(Ukrainian)

Just got a notification of an attempt from the Ukraine to log into my account

Ні ні ні, Логін, як самого себе

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