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Message Board SPAM – Update and Apology

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  • #44057
    mdsfound
    Moderator

    Hello from the team at the MDS Foundation!

    We just wanted to post an apology to our message board users. Our board was recently attacked by a malicious spam robot that managed to post over 1000 messages. This triggered emails for some of our users, and filled inboxes with these messages.

    Our website team shut down the board as soon as this was discovered, and cleaned out the bad accounts and posts. Even after these changes, notifications were sent yesterday and this morning to all users for all new posts to the message board. While these were not spam messages, we have also disabled these notifications. Finally, we have introduced additional security measures to the board to help prevent this kind of attack in the future.

    We are continuing to closely monitor the board for malicious activity, and we may be making additional improvements and changes to the system in the near future.

    Again, we apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you, and thank you for your patience as we continue to improve our system.

    Sincerely,
    The MDS Foundation

    #44061
    emily59
    Participant

    As of 10am EST I am still getting notifications. I went into my account and changed the settings to NO. That is how it was always set.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by emily59.
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