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Author Topic: Weird/Bogus Accounts  (Read 348 times)

Offline TK Iain

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Weird/Bogus Accounts
« on: March 02, 2019, 02:06:24 am »
Howdy all.

I hope I am wrong in this but being off work with one good arm gives me time to sit about and generally try everything to stave off boredom. In view of those "bot" accounts that have surfaced I have noticed (at the last count 11) accounts that are always showing online at the bottom of the page. I first noticed when I saw "new" members so I thought I would see where they are from (TBH - was looking to see if anyone was from the UK) and all with few exceptions had signed up on the 5th/6th of January and the only difference was the first 5-6 letters of the email all of which are from Outlook.
There are no posts whatsoever from any which I thought was weird so just wondering if the site was at risk.
Iain

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Re: Weird/Bogus Accounts
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2019, 11:51:43 am »
The bots always post 2x.  The posts are separated by only a few minutes, and are always nonsense about "information"  nonsense. 

The latest pair is in filipino, and is the same stuff.

They are getting annoying.

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Re: Weird/Bogus Accounts
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2019, 08:48:23 am »
I hate being bored with only one good arm.

Still - it does mean I do have time to research topics and I have looked into all these bogus/ghost accounts that are easily seen at the bottom left of the main page and without exception they "all" come back as either spam, phishing emails, blocked emails and certainly being used by Cyber criminals and all are blacklisted so to me it looks like we have a potentially serious problem. I am a complete computer numpty so I have no idea what can, if anything be done but I have passed the information I have gathered to Boyd to keep him informed and aware of what's going on.

Like I have said - it's the ex-cop in me.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2019, 12:52:15 pm by TK Iain »
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