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We have a new spammer, hacker, or worse?

#1 Post by precip9 » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:08 pm

I won't mention the ID of the spammer/hacker, but it should be obvious.

I would not reply to any of his posts, which appear to be random text.

Is anyone familiar with the vulnerabilities of these forums? What is he after?
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Re: We have a new spammer, hacker, or worse?

#2 Post by rkawakami » Thu Nov 14, 2013 10:30 pm

Spammer. Posts have been removed and accounts suspended.

My guess is that the purpose is to pepper the forum with words and/or links that would be found during Google searches.
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Re: We have a new spammer, hacker, or worse?

#3 Post by precip9 » Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:25 am

For the purpose of search engine manipulation? To somehow cause other websites to appear earlier in the search order?
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Re: We have a new spammer, hacker, or worse?

#4 Post by joester » Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:09 pm

2 things came to mind when I saw them...

1. Someone had new voice recognition software and a button happy thumb changing the TV channels.

2. Someone was experimenting with some drug and thought they were actually typing intelligible text.

This couldn't be some new attempt to spread Cryptolocker, could it? Certain text hidden away in the HDD?
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