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Studio 46 - Non-TPiR Discussion => Technical Support => Topic started by: ntpir on December 25, 2018, 06:31:37 PM

Title: Spam email appearing from golden road
Post by: ntpir on December 25, 2018, 06:31:37 PM
Hey everyone! I didnít know where to post this but... I was checking my spam email folder and I noticed an email from Marc@golden-road.net. Lol obviously fake and spam related but just wanted to give everyone a heads up that this is now happening!
Title: Re: Spam email appearing from golden road
Post by: GuyWithFace on December 25, 2018, 06:54:05 PM
How is an email from the person who created the site "spam"? What was the email subject?

Given the possibility that this may be an email address spoofing that of Marc, I would suggest to, if possible, select "view email source" or the like. This would allow you to view the contents of the email without actually opening it (which would put your device at risk, should it legitimately be spam or a virus).
Title: Re: Spam email appearing from golden road
Post by: ntpir on December 25, 2018, 07:42:45 PM
Spoofing, yes. Thatís exactly right. There was no subject but my email system flagged it as spam. I just wanted to give all of us notice.
Title: Re: Spam email appearing from golden road
Post by: Alfonzo on December 26, 2018, 12:18:09 AM
I have been getting spoof e-mail addresses from here lately, only it is from someone named "Steven Prish@oneindex.in.net"...
Title: Re: Spam email appearing from golden road
Post by: mechamind on December 26, 2018, 12:36:33 AM
I can take a guess. The name appears as "Marc@golden-road.net", but the real address is something weird. Apparently capitalizing the first letter is common for spam.
Title: Re: Spam email appearing from golden road
Post by: TheBigAK on December 26, 2018, 08:28:29 AM
As an IT professional --- I'm be more worried about -- How did whomever sent this spam get all our emails?
To me, I'd worry that the GR.net  user database has been compromised.   

A fair questions to our admins probably should be asked here.    Are our passwords encrypted within your users database?


Title: Re: Spam email appearing from golden road
Post by: billiamk on December 26, 2018, 03:08:06 PM
Are our passwords encrypted within your users database?

This serves a good reminder to not use the same password on all sites. And use two-factor authentication when available.

Hackers and thieves will try a known email and password combination on multiple sites. And, if they find a hit, you could find yourself responsible for payment of items you didn't order or full identity theft.
Title: Re: Spam email appearing from golden road
Post by: Chelsea on December 26, 2018, 10:38:09 PM
A Russian spambot was able to register and was able to send out spam to several active users.  Currently exploring options to prevent this in the future.

(Also spoofing is definitely a legitimate issue too other times; not too long ago I got spam from myself!)