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July 10, 2013, 09:01:22 PM
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Just got my 2nd message, identical, just from someone else.
Can the Mods chime in if they are taking action to curb this behaviour?

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July 10, 2013, 09:14:17 PM
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Most likely the same. Just look at their posting style. Very short comments and almost everytime something like "that's great" or so. This goes on for weeks now..

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July 10, 2013, 10:25:12 PM
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Just got my 2nd message, identical, just from someone else.
Can the Mods chime in if they are taking action to curb this behaviour?

We try, but we can't really do anything about it, nor do we have enough information about it to act on it if we could. We can't see reported pms, and we can't do anything about the sent pms, so the damage has been done and the ban (which we can do) is really just reactionary to stop further damage.

It is spam and probably annoying to those who get them, and leads to more spam so I do ban them when I see enough corroboration to assume it's true, though that's bound to lead to mistakes and drama eventually. Oh well, such is life.


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July 10, 2013, 10:32:24 PM
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Just got my 2nd message, identical, just from someone else.
Can the Mods chime in if they are taking action to curb this behaviour?

We try, but we can't really do anything about it, nor do we have enough information about it to act on it if we could. We can't see reported pms, and we can't do anything about the sent pms, so the damage has been done and the ban (which we can do) is really just reactionary to stop further damage.

It is spam and probably annoying to those who get them, and leads to more spam so I do ban them when I see enough corroboration to assume it's true, though that's bound to lead to mistakes and drama eventually. Oh well, such is life.



Thanks Badbear, I understand you have limits to what you can do, as long as you know about it and do what you can that is all I was after.

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July 10, 2013, 10:39:51 PM
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Just got my 2nd message, identical, just from someone else.
Can the Mods chime in if they are taking action to curb this behaviour?

We try, but we can't really do anything about it, nor do we have enough information about it to act on it if we could. We can't see reported pms, and we can't do anything about the sent pms, so the damage has been done and the ban (which we can do) is really just reactionary to stop further damage.

It is spam and probably annoying to those who get them, and leads to more spam so I do ban them when I see enough corroboration to assume it's true, though that's bound to lead to mistakes and drama eventually. Oh well, such is life.



There should be a ban group image, so people can see that guy is banned.
Currently you can not find if someone is banned or not.
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July 10, 2013, 10:43:13 PM
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I've adjusted the limits to make spamming more difficult.

Activity   Min. seconds between post actions   Max PM recipients   PMs per hour
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July 10, 2013, 10:53:44 PM
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I've adjusted the limits to make spamming more difficult.

Activity   Min. seconds between post actions   Max PM recipients   PMs per hour
036035
1674530
3060560
6030560
1001210120
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Hopefully this helps Theymos, thank you.
Is there a system in place to keep track if they regularly try to exceed the cap for their "activity"?

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July 10, 2013, 11:05:59 PM
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BadBear I really don't know what is so complicated on this... Several people have reported these two names, so this is not enough for you to act? Also look at their ratings. I don't think these negative numbers are a coincidence. Why not just ban them and send them a PM asking if they are sending these messages or not and their pcs are hacked or something. "Damage has been done" means you don't care anymore? Not everybody is so smart not to fall for this phishing and I think that security should be a priority here more then on any other forum!
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July 10, 2013, 11:23:18 PM
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BadBear I really don't know what is so complicated on this... Several people have reported these two names, so this is not enough for you to act?
Sadly, no. Sad

Fortunately, there's enough public info available in this case for us to determine that they are an alt of someone who is banned, therefore we might be able to ban them for ban evasion.  Tongue

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July 10, 2013, 11:58:19 PM
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BadBear I really don't know what is so complicated on this... Several people have reported these two names, so this is not enough for you to act? Also look at their ratings. I don't think these negative numbers are a coincidence. Why not just ban them and send them a PM asking if they are sending these messages or not and their pcs are hacked or something. "Damage has been done" means you don't care anymore? Not everybody is so smart not to fall for this phishing and I think that security should be a priority here more then on any other forum!

Just ban them and send them a pm asking if they actually send the phishing messages or if they've been hacked? Are you high? They're already intentionally deceiving people with their phishing links, I doubt they'll feel any moral qualms about lying to me, if they don't just ignore me.

And how do you twist "the damage has been done and I literally lack the ability to do anything about it" into I don't care?

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July 11, 2013, 12:00:18 AM
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I've adjusted the limits to make spamming more difficult.

Activity   Min. seconds between post actions   Max PM recipients   PMs per hour
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1001210120
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This does not help much. They can use phished accounts to spam.
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July 11, 2013, 01:12:37 AM
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This does not help much. They can use phished accounts to spam.

It's much more expensive for them to obtain phished accounts than it is for me to ban them.

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July 11, 2013, 01:14:18 AM
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It's much more expensive for them to obtain phished accounts than it is for me to ban them.

People will just use the old DB dump instead of PM's.
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July 11, 2013, 01:37:43 AM
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I clicked the link and logged in like a pro, but realized this quick and changed my password on the real site. I use different passwords everywhere and have 2 step. I should be good right?
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July 11, 2013, 01:47:05 AM
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Bot site could be distributing the worm through it's "trial" program.

Reminds me of those 4chan worms that work by getting idiots to save an image as a .vbs and run it.

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July 11, 2013, 04:07:40 AM
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I clicked the link and logged in like a pro, but realized this quick and changed my password on the real site. I use different passwords everywhere and have 2 step. I should be good right?
Yes. I made the same stupid mistake when I brainlessly tried to log in without asking myself why I got logged out.

I did get logged off a few times today on the real forum, probably the phisher trying to log into my account and getting locked out.
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July 11, 2013, 06:02:39 AM
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I've adjusted the limits to make spamming more difficult.

Activity   Min. seconds between post actions   Max PM recipients   PMs per hour
036035
1674530
3060560
6030560
1001210120
2001015120
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This does not help much. They can use phished accounts to spam.

Also does not help while account trading is still allowed.

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July 11, 2013, 10:06:55 AM
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I've adjusted the limits to make spamming more difficult.

Activity   Min. seconds between post actions   Max PM recipients   PMs per hour
036035
1674530
3060560
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1001210120
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July 11, 2013, 01:22:50 PM
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I got the PM from another account:

Hello,
Anouncing to the BTC-E Trading Bot. If your interested in the trial version or purchasing the full thing please visit the sales site: http://phishing

Also, if you would like to earn a nice .1 btc a week for adding the signature please visit the thread and tell Acnee I sent you!

Thanks!

I clicked the link and logged in like a pro, but realized this quick and changed my password on the real site. I use different passwords everywhere and have 2 step. I should be good right?

I always log:

User: Go
Pass: Fuckyourself

At least they can get a laugh when going through the records. Smiley

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July 11, 2013, 04:29:37 PM
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I've adjusted the limits to make spamming more difficult.

Activity   Min. seconds between post actions   Max PM recipients   PMs per hour
036035
1674530
3060560
6030560
1001210120
2001015120
300820120

I don't suppose you can reduce the limits based on ignores?  I'd reduce the number of PMs per hour by the number of ignores the user has earned.  Of course, it would be less harsh to reduce their effective activity by the number of ignores.

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