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Moya's MySpace account got phished/hacked!

PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:19 pm
by Litsas
Moya's account on MySpace has been phished/hacked, someone is posting Spam Bulletins under Moya's name :x :( :x :( :cry: :cry: !

:!: Please try to change Moya's MySpace password (and reset her browser cookies) or try to renew Moya's account to stop the spam!

I think that Moya accidently clicked on a spam "video" or a spam "link", and that after that it seemed that Moya has been logged out of MySpace, but in fact Moya was on a fake phishing page! Moya did enter her e-mailadress/password/username there, and so Moya's account got phished/hacked and now the phisher/hacker/spammer is using her account to post spam bulletins under her name, allthough it seems that she's NOT online!
Changing Moya's password and resetting Moya's browser cookies wil help to get rid of the spam, and Moya has login into Myspace via http://www.myspace.com and NOT via other sites!

And if Moya is on a fake "MySpace"-phishing page: she has to close it or use the "Back"-button on her browser to get back where she was coming from (this can be her MySpace-homepage) !

:!: Try to let Moya read the MySpace Forum for more information on this Spam!

Saskia

P.S. I have sent Moya a PM about this, and I have posted numerous answers to the "bulletins" and many comments on her space, I hope that she will read them and that she will take action to get rid of the Spam!

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:55 pm
by sweetbluenurse
she emailed me back.......yesterday. She said it is fixed and was sorry about all the mess ups.


Glad she got it fixed. Myspace can be somtimes annoying when it comes to the spam stuff. :wink:

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:31 pm
by Ardens
These hackers are terrible! Unfortunately, Myspace-members like Moya are interesting targets. She has many friends on her list so that the nasty advertisement is spread widely.

Some moths ago I was looking for a job in the internet. I found lots of job offers for teenagers, which task it should be to advertise companies on message boards, internet forums and communities. Of course words like "hacking" or "spamming" were not mentioned in the job description, but these annyoing things would probably have been the consequence of doing the jobs. I was shocked that obviously even or especially teenagers are recruited to do such jobs and there is obviously nothing done against this. Teenagers also seem to be prefered employees in call-centers where they have to phone people and try to force them to buy stuff.
Young people need money, they know a lot about modern communication systems and the internet, they are naive and they are cheap workforce.
So in my opinion, the spam/ hack-problem is not only an annoying security issue, but it is also a recruitment of (young) people for illegal tasks. Companies appeal to their employees' desire for money and career, but in a way they exploit them and misuse them for dirty tasks.
It is time that the governments have a look at companies which products are advertised with the help of illegal tools. :|

PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:15 pm
by Angoid
MySpace is often a target for hackers, and AFAIK it's not owned by Microsoft / MSN. Somehow, the name just makes you think that it is.

Here is a news article - quite old, 18th July 2005.

MySpace does have a number of problems:

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewtopic.php?t=24035
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewtopic.php?t=23612
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewtopic.php?p=161157

OK, those articles are quite technical but it goes to show that MySpace has been identified as a target for the hackers and spammers, simply because it's so very popular.

And it's good to see Amy back amongst the land of the Moyaliving :D

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:17 pm
by Methica
I had send an email to Moya's management,, they took care of it, the password is changed and everything so everythings OK now :)

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:12 pm
by Hester
MySpace....I like it because it gives me the oppurtunity to promote my work a little and because I've met some genuinely kind people on there, but on the other hand...the hacking and the spam is horrible.

I've finally discovered (If I am the only one who discovered this just now, then just forget about this post :roll: ) how to avoid receiving spam messages like those Macy one's and all those other spam adverts. When you log in, go to Account Settings --> Spam--> Then click on "Require CAPTCHA to add comments"

CAPTCHA : This is a special image that computers have difficulty reading. It helps prevent people from using spammer bots to send you messages and leave comments.


When people write you a comment they have to read a code and then copy that code...I saw it on the Over the Rhine Space (sorry for mentioning them again Christina and Ness :wink: ) and indeed they have no spam messages on their siteā€¦so it seems to work.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:43 pm
by KiernanKate
thanks Hester. I'm going to change my account settings now.

PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 5:15 pm
by jpanarese
Angoid wrote:MySpace is often a target for hackers, and AFAIK it's not owned by Microsoft / MSN. Somehow, the name just makes you think that it is.

Here is a news article - quite old, 18th July 2005.

MySpace does have a number of problems:

http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewtopic.php?t=24035
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewtopic.php?t=23612
http://www.spywarewarrior.com/viewtopic.php?p=161157

OK, those articles are quite technical but it goes to show that MySpace has been identified as a target for the hackers and spammers, simply because it's so very popular.

And it's good to see Amy back amongst the land of the Moyaliving :D


In recent months, this has become a real problem. I know several people who have had their accounts hacked. A suggestion is to change your password on a regular basis. It just happened to a friend of mine last weekend.

John