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#1 Old 08-28-2014, 06:09 AM
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Has the site been hacked and emails gathered?

I use a catchall email box which works by sending all email to my domain to a single mailbox. This lets me use unique emails for every site I visit where subscription is necessary. For veggieboards, I'm using [email protected]*mydomain*.net and this is the only site where I have used that email.

This week, I have started receiving a bunch of spam mail (e.g. "Buy Cheap Meds") sent to the [email protected] email address. This is the first time this has happened - have we been hacked?
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#2 Old 08-28-2014, 07:39 AM
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Here's the latest one (there was a clickable link probably taking you to a spam site):

Subject: hi there veggie
Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:09:55 +0200
From: Tracie <[email protected]>
To: veggie <[email protected]*****.net>


Hello veggie, my name is Anna. I'm 19 years old.
I have never written to men first, but decided to try. I hope I was not mistaken in you.
More about me you will find on link below

[ View my profile ]

I'm waiting for you online
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I've been getting pop-ups this morning. First time ever, only when I'm on veggieboards. None when I was on other sites.

COULD be because some of my settings were changed by an incompetent school IT guy, if we're supposed to have pop-ups while using the forums?
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#4 Old 08-28-2014, 11:36 AM
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Siv, thanks for bringing this up. I'll bring this matter to the attention of the other moderators and tech.

Thanks.

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#5 Old 08-29-2014, 05:52 AM
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I use a catchall email box which works by sending all email to my domain to a single mailbox. This lets me use unique emails for every site I visit where subscription is necessary. For veggieboards, I'm using [email protected]*mydomain*.net and this is the only site where I have used that email.

This week, I have started receiving a bunch of spam mail (e.g. "Buy Cheap Meds") sent to the [email protected] email address. This is the first time this has happened - have we been hacked?
Hello Siv,

Sorry to hear about that. When you start to notice the increase of spam in your inbox?
Can you send me a PM with your email address and some more info. I would also flag all the spam you get it help prevent it from coming back.



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I've been getting pop-ups this morning. First time ever, only when I'm on veggieboards. None when I was on other sites.

COULD be because some of my settings were changed by an incompetent school IT guy, if we're supposed to have pop-ups while using the forums?

Are they little text ads? They could be the intelleTXT ads showing up for you. They can be disabled in your edit details section of the User CP. If the ads you're having are different then what I described, could you grab a screenshot of them and post it here.

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#6 Old 09-09-2014, 07:00 PM
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Hot 19 year olds wanting men? Why would you reject that?
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#7 Old 09-10-2014, 07:17 AM
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I have been getting pop-ups, too. They take up the whole screen in a new tab.

There was a different one a few days ago.

Here's one I captured today.

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Are you seeing these on a desktop or mobile?
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#9 Old 09-10-2014, 03:14 PM
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That looks like something on your mac :S anyone else seeing something like this?
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#11 Old 09-11-2014, 03:07 PM
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It only happens on the VB website.

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#12 Old 09-11-2014, 04:20 PM
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Just got this one.....it only happens on the VB website, as well.

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Is it anywhere on the board or specific threads? Also what browser are you using?
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#14 Old 09-12-2014, 08:16 AM
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I'm using FIREFOX. I'll see if it's related to a specific place if it happens again.

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I've gotten a few more full-screen pop-ups, although I haven't taken a screenshot yet (I keep forgetting and closing them ASAP). I'm on a mac laptop using chrome, and it's still only on veggieboards that it happens.
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Diesel - hahaha, thanks for the laugh.

On a serious note - I seem to be o.k. - no pop-ups, no more spam that usual - using Firefox.
Don't know if that will help.

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