WindowsForum Security breach

Discussion in 'Forum Announcements' started by kemical, Sep 30, 2014.

  1. kemical

    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Unfortunately Windowsforum.com suffered an extreme spam event at the weekend. The spammer initially struck Friday by managing to create a large number of false accounts. These accounts went unnoticed until Sunday by which time every account had profile posts showing.
    As soon as they were discovered we managed to track down every account (approx 1000) and removed them. Security has also been beefed up to hopefully stop this type of incursion again.

    Unfortunately this has meant that some forum tools are not working like file upload. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and the issue is being actively worked on so hopefully will be fixed soon.
     
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    I'm happy to announce that issue should be fixed. A big thanks to Mike for sorting out the problem.. :)
     
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    Yes. As a response, numerous counter-measures have been installed due to this issue. On the Internet, the war on spam continues.
     

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