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Spam on Xenforo early hours of this morning?

Discussion in 'General XenForo Discussion and Feedback' started by flowerpot132, Sep 23, 2015.

  1. flowerpot132

    flowerpot132 Formerly mugtree

    I was awake early this morning and checked new posts on the xenforo forum and saw pages of this:


    Looks like it has all been removed now. What was it out of interest? Was it spam?
  2. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

  3. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    I had over 160 alerts... (It might have been 360 actually, anyway it was a ridiculously large number that was 3 digits long). Selected the alerts tab, turns out all but 3 were invalid.

    That's a lot of spam.
  4. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Do you watch the Off Topic forum?

    Was probably closer to 160.
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  5. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    Maybe BroganBot isn't a bot?! Or maybe he was just busy rebooting. As for everyone else... gotta sleep sometime.
  6. flowerpot132

    flowerpot132 Formerly mugtree


    Soooo... what did happen out of interest please? And how easy is it to hack the login/sign up and someone / bot do this?
  7. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    It wasn't a hack.
    It was just a spammer who posted multiple threads over a couple of hours.
  8. flowerpot132

    flowerpot132 Formerly mugtree

    So he spent all night posting over 100 new threads?
  9. Daniel Hood

    Daniel Hood Well-Known Member

    Look, spammers aren't really known for using their time wisely. lol

    Seriously though,
    It wasn't a hack. It was just a spammer. XenForo has great spam management tools. You can never stop 100% of spam though because it would create a bad user experience and plus sometimes spammers aren't doing it programmatically. Plus sometimes it's legitimately a person sitting there for hours, wasting their time.
  10. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    The amusing thing is what took him two hours to do was undone in as many seconds, thanks to the spam cleaner :D

    Click. Click. Boom!
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  11. dethfire

    dethfire Well-Known Member

    I'm starting to get more video stream spam for sports events
  12. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    And the awesome @Jake Bunce.
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  13. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

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  14. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

  15. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Yeah it probably was Jake, actually, if he was online. Thought Paul was the first online this morning :)
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  16. Amaury

    Amaury Well-Known Member

    I see, I see.

    It was only 6:04 AM for Brogan when Jake posted, though it was still 10:04 PM for Jake and me. However, it wouldn't have really surprised me if Brogan had gotten it, because, according to him, sleep is for the weak. Ain't that right, @Brogan? ;)

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