avast forums report someone for spam

Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by lodore, Oct 14, 2006.

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  1. lodore

    lodore Registered Member

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    Hi, how can i pm a real mod on avast forums to report this person spamming me?
    and posing as a mod must be against the rules.


    thanks in advance
    lodore
     
  2. IBK

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    they already know it. there is also somewhere a topic about this in the avast forum. today avast sent out an apology mail on this matter to the forum users:
    Hello,
    We would like to apologize for yesterday's spam incident, which happened on this forum.
    Although it may appear that the spam was sent from Alwil's staff, this is not the case. The malicious user appears to have registered, found the list of the users, and then sent personal messages to them, with the subject line: "URGENT MESSAGE FROM ADMIN!!!". If you received such a PM, you were also sent the copy of it in an email with the sender "avast!WEBforum" <webadmin...asw.cz>.
    Please note that there was no compromise of the user database, and no email addresses were leaked from the site. However, preventive measures have now been taken, and include the registration now being a two-step process - users now have to have a valid email address, and personal messages are only available for users with 20 or more posts.
    We're also looking for other options of eliminating this kind of forum spam and we are hopeful that such a situation will not happen again.
    Regards,
    The avast!WEBforum Team.


    http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=24194.0
    http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=24177.0
    http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=23989.0
    http://forum.avast.com/index.php?topic=24217.0
     
  3. lodore

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