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    Update Regarding the Spam Attack

    As you may be aware, Weasyl recently was hit by a spam attack. We have worked to clean up the mess the spammer has left. Thanks for reporting the issue to us and being patient.

    We ask that users do not 'reply' to spam attacks with their own submissions, as that may lead to further clean up from staff.

    If you ever encounter spam on Weasyl, please report it to us as soon as possible by either using the report button, posting on our forums, @ing us on Twitter or sending us an e-mail to support@weasyl.com.

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    Kemo for president

    Really though, does anybody actually know what the deal was with that? I'm kind of curious now.

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    Update: Getting hit again, currently fighting against it.

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    If you're talking about this https://www.weasyl.com/~vjubng7c I may have some explaination

    Kemo (https://www.weasyl.com/~kemo) is being targeted by a user on the Rizon IRC server who is also known as "Bui" (if you do a whois of "Kemo" on Rizon you get [Kemo] (bui@bui.pm): Bui, since Bui likes to steal nicknames on Rizon he took Kemo's). This person has been behind several things including flooding the /vp/ board of 4chan with furry porn (it's against the rules there), actively attacking Rizon servers with DDoS attacks, flooding Rizon channels with bots which joins/parts within seconds, etc.

    Regardless, just report any pictures and the profile as Fiz suggested.

    EDIT: Clearing up the Bui/Kemo connection. Bui and Kemo are not the same person.
    Last edited by RX-149Dragonite; 02-21-2014 at 02:35 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RX-149Dragonite View Post
    If you're talking about this https://www.weasyl.com/~vjubng7c I may have some explaination

    The "~Kemo" who is being targeted is a user on the Rizon IRC server who is also known as "Bui" (if you do a whois of "Kemo" on Rizon you get [Kemo] (bui@bui.pm): Bui). This person has been behind several things including flooding the /vp/ board of 4chan with furry porn (it's against the rules there), actively attacking Rizon servers with DDoS attacks, flooding Rizon channels with bots which joins/parts within seconds, etc.

    I wouldn't doubt it is actually Bui doing something like this to test one of their scripts to spam a site (he's done it before on FA as well, iirc), but it also could be an equally annoying script-kiddie who is fed up with him. Regardless, just report any pictures and the profile as Fiz suggested.
    Interesting. Feel free to message me if you have an further information about that.

    Further updates: Doing more cleanup.

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    If I could suggest something (I wouldn't know if this has already happened since I already have an account and have no desire to make a new one, but I feel it'd be good to suggest just in case), maybe staff should close off new user registration for the time being? It would stop the spammer from making new accounts, and will also allow some time to clean up and delete the accounts c:

    Again, just a suggestion. If it's already been done, then that's wonderful.

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    Perhaps implementing CAPTCHAS might be a good idea.

    But regardless, it's unfortunate admins are having to deal with this shit. I hope you can identify this cunt and block his arse. (or confirm it's the chap in question)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lupus View Post
    Perhaps implementing CAPTCHAS might be a good idea.

    For what? We already have captchas on registration.

    Update: Spams been cleaned up for some time. Please report further spam to us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiz View Post
    For what? We already have captchas on registration.
    Oh, sorry, seems I forgot.

    Then allow me to ask a question, do staff know how this muppet circumvented Weasyl security? Is a fix on the way or been implemented?
    Last edited by Lupus; 02-21-2014 at 07:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lupus View Post
    Oh, sorry, seems I forgot.

    Then allow me to ask a question, do staff know how this muppet circumvented Weasyl security? Is a fix on the way or been implemented?
    There was no security circumvention, was just someone signing up a shitload of accounts.

 

 

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