What are all these garbage messages that have started appearing in questions?

BrianE
BrianE Worcester, United KingdomRegistered Users Posts: 562
Exalted Navigator
edited January 2019 in Travel lounge
Loads of garbage about HP printers, Norton antivirus, etc. Has the forum been hacked by any chance?

Comments

  • dhn
    dhn Posts: 33,382
    Superuser
    Lousy spam filters by Insided. Flag a few as spam.
  • LornaTT
    LornaTT Registered Users Posts: 798
    Community Manager
    As dhn says, they slipped past the spam filters. We've updated them now and removed the spam posts. Thanks :)
  • Niall
    Niall Posts: 11,114
    Superuser
    @Lorna

    They are still coming 6 minutes after your last post !!
  • Niall
    Niall Posts: 11,114
    Superuser
    @Lorna

    What spam filter? still coming 22 mins after your last post (11 more!!)
  • Niall
    Niall Posts: 11,114
    Superuser
    @Lorna

    So here we go with another avalanche of spam, InSided spam filter is a load of c**p, 25 in the last hour, and still they come :(
    Have recently had a number of post 'awaiting moderators' to be cleared then we get this :(
  • BrianE
    BrianE Worcester, United KingdomRegistered Users Posts: 562
    Exalted Navigator
    There must be some really sad and twisted people about if they've got nothing better to do than cause trouble for others with their spam, trojans, viruses et al. I'm glad I've got a router with a robust defence (at least I hope it has, it's blocked lots of bad stuff recently).d471e2ca-2537-415a-9122-8549a9fdaeb3.jpg
  • Niall
    Niall Posts: 11,114
    Superuser
    Fortunately the US office is still open so have raised a 2nd level support ticket to try and get this spam attack squashed, but it does raise the question as to what we 'elites' are supposed to do when the US office shuts down for the weekend!
    @Lorna @VikramK @lampard some positive instructions would be nice
  • dhn
    dhn Posts: 33,382
    Superuser
    I can't even get the Report button to work today when I try to report one of the messages as spam!