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Old Mar 14, 2016, 2:57 PM   #1
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Default getting Private Message Spam now!

Not sure if it's just me but I've been getting PMs (2 so far) from a new member asking me to click through to a drop box link to "rate their photos" or "view their first shoot"

Either way I'm not clicking through but thought it worth notifying management.
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Old Mar 14, 2016, 3:13 PM   #2
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New member sending PMs now banned. PMs sent by this member removed.

We've seen this happen multiple times over the past few days. Note that we've also seen links to a malicious file posted (under the pretence of being a link to photos that they want you to look at).

So, be careful what you click on.

In this case, we had a new filter set up to replace the file extension we have seen being used with **** (to prevent the link from working).

In any event, as mentioned above, be careful what you click on, as forums and other social media sites are becoming popular for spreading malware by including links to malicious web pages or files.
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