Looks like admin have some cleaning up to do after a "hacked " weekend

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  1. markfnc

    markfnc Well-Known Member

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    and again. Numerous with name ending in "ki"
     
  2. Grizz

    Grizz Are we there yet???

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    I hit the ignore button on a few of the Ki family. What does that do? Also, what’s the point of doing this? From the “hackers” stand point?
     
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    I hit my mental ignore button against this KIA brand, as soon as they arrived here

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  4. HotRodRacer

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    Click bait, they get paid per click.
     
  5. wagonmaster

    wagonmaster Administrator Staff Member

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    Thanks for reporting; I cleaned up the mess. Interesting thing is that they registered last year and only started spamming recently.
     
  6. Brad

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    You should probably go to a pre-approvial method of allowing new members. We've had to do this on a couple of boards I'm admin/super mod on. If you see a "method of their madness" (ie:, ending in "ki") you start deleting all of those with handles ending in "ki". They will go 6 months (or more) between attacks, pumping more and more members in each day, often hiding their IP at the same time. Just a few of my observations from years of doing this...
     
  7. wagonmaster

    wagonmaster Administrator Staff Member

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    Made some changes, lets see how it goes.
     
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    Not that I wanted too but I can't post in some topics anymore. I can reply but not create a post. Now I know why. And its fine by me if it keeps the spammers away.
     
  9. OrthmannJ

    OrthmannJ Always looking for old ford crew cabs

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    Well that's not good.
     
  10. wagonmaster

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    Not sure why this would happen. Can you please post an example of where this has occurred? Thanks.
     
  11. Twohundred

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    Weird, trying to reproduce the "defect" but today I can create a thread anywhere I like.
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