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Last night someone joined the forum and posted 7 posts within about 4 mins. They were LONG and scrambled but were offering counterfeit money, porn, false documents (passports, death certificates, drivers' licenses, divorce papers). The first one had no message at all, it just listed every country in the world. I reported it and Vlad removed him within an hour. I should not have used the word "hacked" because they implies that someone has access to some of our info. I am sorry, my mistake!!!! I meant to say "spammed." I know the difference but it was later at night and I apparently was tired.
 

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Last night someone joined the forum and posted 7 posts within about 4 mins. They were LONG and scrambled but were offering counterfeit money, porn, false documents (passports, death certificates, drivers' licenses, divorce papers). The first one had no message at all, it just listed every country in the world. I reported it and Vlad removed him within an hour.
How is that different from just the general spam we see? Do we know if it was an actual hack and any info was compromised?
 
Feb 21, 2017
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There are bots that do this across any forum that is open to new posters. But it's not a hack.
Yes, that was an inadvertent use of the wrong word. I meant to say spammed, not hacked. The only reason I mentioned it was because it was so egregious. He joined and within 4 mins, had sent 7 posts that were pages and pages long, lol.