SystemMod1 Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 12:57am
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We have been working like crazy to delete the over 400+ posts and PMs that have gone out from sweet little Helen just looking for happy love.  DO NOT CLICK ON THE HYPERLINKS IN THE EMAILS, especially the one that says cakecentral.com.  I don't know what virus it will load on your computer but it WILL load a virus on your computer.  It will NOT take you to us.

 

Our email notification system is overloaded by all these spam attacks so even though we have already deleted the spam post from the thread, the email with the spam message is clogged in the system and they are still going out.  

 

I want to take this moment to tell you to upgrade and make sure you all have current virus protection on your computers and run a full system scan.  

 

Things like this didn't happen but they do.  Sorry.

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SystemMod1 Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 2:57am
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Just in case you missed it...

BeesKnees578 Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 3:54am
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Is something going on, too, with the two recent posts of "Stilhaus Kitchen Review"?

 

People are ridiculous!

FromScratchSF Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 3:55am
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We are getting hit badly.  Please be patient.

ellavanilla Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 7:22pm
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bump

dawnybird Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 8:02pm
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I got a PM from helen4u basically hitting on me! Disgusting. I was wondering what was going on. Glad to know but sorry it's happening.

cupcakemaker Posted 27 Jan 2014 , 9:29pm
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AShe seems a bit loose does Helen!

hbquikcomjamesl Posted 28 Jan 2014 , 12:15am
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Didn't get any emails or PMs, but I certainly saw (and attempted, without apparent success, to report) some spam posts on various threads.

 

Of course, where email as a vector for malware and/or online fraud is concerned, there is one absolutely sure way to stop it dead in its tracks: disable HTML in your email reader, and only enable it for specific, known-legitimate, messages from trusted sources.

 

HTML was never intended as an email format, and as soon as you disable HTML rendering, malicious senders may still be able to obfuscate the true targets of hyperlinks, but they can't actually hide them, and neither can they force your email reader to open "payloads" without your knowledge and consent.

 

http://www.georgedillon.com/web/html_email_is_evil_still.shtml

DeniseNH Posted 28 Jan 2014 , 12:34am
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Yup, I got hit on my Helen too, three times.  Also tried to report it as spam, without success.

celiazumbach Posted 28 Jan 2014 , 7:40am

AYes it came to me via email which I deleted immediately.

gemmal Posted 28 Jan 2014 , 9:33am

And there's me thinking Helen and I had something special... ;) Hope it gets sorted soon and doesnt cause too much hassle. =]

victoriaashley Posted 28 Jan 2014 , 5:20pm

AThanks for the update, MOD, I was wondering why Helen kept pming me.

Heath Posted 28 Jan 2014 , 9:26pm

Clarification: Cake Central was not hacked, just several spammers creating accounts.

 

The emails you would get are just the standard email notifications you get from cake central when there are new posts in threads you are subscribed to.

 

Yes the links in those posts could take you to some place that has malware on it, but you will not get a virus from open the cakecentral emails.

 

The moderators have done a great job of trying to remove all the offending posts and disable the spammer accounts are quickly as we find out they are there.  We are looking into making some other changes to block the spammers, however it can be difficult as spammers are very resourceful at circumventing forum admin efforts.

auzzi Posted 28 Jan 2014 , 10:25pm

Cake Central is not the only site that poor Helen has been looking for love on ... other forums sites are also under spam attack by the same darling ...

Heath Posted 28 Jan 2014 , 10:29pm

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Originally Posted by auzzi 
 

Cake Central is not the only site that poor Helen has been looking for love on ... other forums sites are also under spam attack by the same darling ...

 

Helen must really need a date

LaurenLuLu Posted 29 Jan 2014 , 12:00am

Well I'm offended she didn't find me attractive enough to go after :/

JWinslow Posted 29 Jan 2014 , 12:31am

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Originally Posted by LaurenLuLu 
 

Well I'm offended she didn't find me attractive enough to go after :/


Hahaha!  Gotta be careful about those blind dates  :lol:

brendajarmusz Posted 29 Jan 2014 , 1:56am

AThank you Heath and. Cake Central moderator

costumeczar Posted 29 Jan 2014 , 2:53am

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Originally Posted by JWinslow 
 


Hahaha!  Gotta be careful about those blind dates  :lol:

She emailed me back once but not since I told her I was the boss of the fries at McDonald's.

vldutoit Posted 29 Jan 2014 , 3:27am

AI think Shanique is wrecking havoc tonight!

SHAUNlQUE Posted 29 Jan 2014 , 3:29am

i brang the farty to the party

costumeczar Posted 29 Jan 2014 , 3:30am

This is becoming troll central

liz at sugar Posted 29 Jan 2014 , 3:37am

This one is different than Helen's posts - all of the post heading fonts are screwed up on my screen.

 

Liz

AZCouture Posted 29 Jan 2014 , 3:44am

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Original message sent by SHAUNlQUE

i brang the farty to the party

Shanique for the win.

costumeczar Posted 29 Jan 2014 , 3:47am

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Originally Posted by liz at sugar 
 

This one is different than Helen's posts - all of the post heading fonts are screwed up on my screen.

 

Liz

Helen was different. Not so creative about bringing the farty to the party.

rexygirl Posted 29 Jan 2014 , 4:05am

AAgain....seriously kinda annoying

Danilou Posted 29 Jan 2014 , 4:06am

AMaybe these two should meet! Helen may FINALLY meet her love!

johnbailey64 Posted 29 Jan 2014 , 5:19am

AShe likes me. Actually says I'm her type / the type she loves. Aww shucks. :twisted:

AAtKT Posted 26 Jan 2015 , 12:44pm

Have we been hacked again?

Heath Posted 26 Jan 2015 , 4:00pm

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Originally Posted by AAtKT 
 

Have we been hacked again?

 

 

no its not hacking, its spamming.  Has nothing to do with security being compromised.

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