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WARNING New scam targets User Forums.. activationlink.co
« on: March 30, 2009, 03:58:42 PM »
WARNING New scam targets User Forums.. activationlink.co

A new user will ch eck in with something like this:

Hello, I dont know if I am writing in a proper board but I have got a problem with activation,
link is not working...  http: // activationlink.co/,


DO NOT try the link. (I broke it on purpose.)
The user names changes, but the text is the same.

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Re: WARNING New scam targets User Forums.. activationlink.co
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009, 04:03:01 PM »
err- a scam gets money from the victim- this seems to be SPAM.
I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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Re: WARNING New scam targets User Forums.. activationlink.co
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2009, 04:23:58 PM »
I'm not able to investigate the link right now but what is the exploit?

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    Re: WARNING New scam targets User Forums.. activationlink.co
    « Reply #3 on: March 30, 2009, 04:28:46 PM »
    I saw that on in a advertisement it crashed my browser. DONT  GO THERE!

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    Re: WARNING New scam targets User Forums.. activationlink.co
    « Reply #5 on: March 30, 2009, 04:50:56 PM »
    Can't find out what it is because it somehow is very clever.
    If will show up on forums using PHP. The would include this forum. I found it on a a site using SMF. The are dozens, maybe hundreds of sites getting this post. I think it is called a

    Santy Worm

    But I don't have enough knowledge to confirm this. It attacks PHP code

    There is no such site.

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    Re: WARNING New scam targets User Forums.. activationlink.co
    « Reply #6 on: March 30, 2009, 05:00:24 PM »
    I used Sandboxie and visited. It's just a generic search provider hosted on Godaddy servers. Didn't have time to look around too much but I never was able to find anything malicious.

    www.sandboxie.com <- Great for investigating malicious sites.

    I think it's just a spammer trying to generate traffic.

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    Re: WARNING New scam targets User Forums.. activationlink.co
    « Reply #7 on: March 30, 2009, 05:24:10 PM »
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    It's just a generic search provider

    Thanks for checking it out. for some reason my ISP or browser blocks that site.
    My limited research indicated that is was part of a PHP attack.

    Because no harm was done, that does no prove lack of malicious intent.

    The attack is very widespread and seeks out user forums.

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    Re: WARNING New scam targets User Forums.. activationlink.co
    « Reply #8 on: March 30, 2009, 05:34:17 PM »
    Yea I saw it in my Google search. It's definitely not to be trusted!

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    Re: WARNING New scam targets User Forums.. activationlink.co
    « Reply #9 on: June 29, 2009, 12:58:48 AM »
    I recently found this site: http://www.tkafeestekene.be/index.php?option=com_akobook&Itemid=29 The link will take you to their guestbook where you can see many of these messages spammed.

    The website is for a German cafe but you can see all the messages in the guestbook.

    The links are broken.

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    Re: WARNING New scam targets User Forums.. activationlink.co
    « Reply #10 on: June 29, 2009, 01:03:49 AM »
    Great, so these people come here and post links in (a href=) with a bogus description.  Is there a way to set up description tags like slashdot has?
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