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Received weird PM on the forum

Postby Styx » 03 Dec 2019, 01:48

Hello,

On Dec 01, 2019 at 4:02 am I received a strange PM on the forum by a user named "IsaacDorne".

The subject of the PM is "ALBRIGI" and I copied its content at the bottom of this post.

It looks like some kind of spam, but it is really the fist time I receive something like this on any forum .. I was just wondering if anybody received it as well ?

Also, as I tried to login the forum, it told me as soon as I put my credentials: "Too many login attempt" and asked me to login again with the Captcha. This was surprising because that was my first login attempt in months.. (if not years). Could it be possible that the forum got hacked somehow ?!? I hope not, but all this feels a bit weird.

Here is the content of the "ABRIGI" PM:

IsaacDorne wrote:Each Albrigi tank meets an operational philosophy based on nearly thirty years of experience in the production of stainless steel systems, which has guided the company towards the application of the most modern technologies and the most advanced construction techniques. The high quality standards, supported by the almost entirely robotized production structure, complete the maximum precision of processing and finishing.
All Albrigi Tecnologie tanks are fully integrated with AISI 304, AISI 304L, AISI 316 and AISI 316L austenitic steel and comply with the second highest quality standard and the most restrictive norms of the sector (GMP, FDA, 3A).
These processes are added to the guarantee of the steel, a particular effectiveness and speed in the operations of maintenance and cleaning, according to the legislation.
In the last ten years Albrigi Tecnologie has specialized in the food sector in particular, providing high quality systems for famous brands in the industry such as Aia, Barilla and Zuegg. Its geographical location, in the heart of Valpantena, which is part of the so-called enlarged Valpolicella, where Amarone and Recioto is produced, has made it possible, however, that Albrigi Tecnologie immediately developed an attention for the wine sector, so much so that over the years it has become one of the most successful companies in Italy also in the construction of registered plants for the storage and fermentation of wines ..
The owner is Stefano Albrigi who, after a long experience in the sector, has understood the importance of investing in technological development and in in-house professional skills. For this reason, around 35% of turnover is spent on research and business improvements.
For Albrigi Tecnologie the search for ever new solutions is in the first place.
Among the innovations recently proposed at the latest trade fairs (Vinitaly, Simei, Sitevi), we recall Il Archimede System, control and vinification system for automation in the cellar, Picturetank and Colourtank, for a touch of liveliness in the cellar and Polifascia, economic and innovative system, an exclusive Albrigi patent to condition your existing tanks
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Re: Received weird PM on the forum

Postby Endranii » 03 Dec 2019, 01:53

Nope, but I still have this gem ->
And it's clear it's spam bot.
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Re: Received weird PM on the forum

Postby Brutus5000 » 03 Dec 2019, 02:16

The forum did not get hacked, but we are constantly fighting spam bots as good as we can. (Basically 1 spam account per day).
We put in the Captcha to prevent this, but as it is a very old captcha technique it's not very successfull. Our phpBB is too outdated to get something else up.

You can report this anytime to any of the moderation or admins and we will delete these users.
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Re: Received weird PM on the forum

Postby Styx » 03 Dec 2019, 02:48

Brutus5000 wrote:The forum did not get hacked

Thanks for that relief :)

Moderation team is doing a good job then, 1st spam i receive in 8 years ! :D
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Re: Received weird PM on the forum

Postby Plasma_Wolf » 03 Dec 2019, 11:19

I've had the message too. Came with the nice surprise that I didn't know my password anymore, so when I got the message that I got a message, I needed a new message to reset my password. All to deal with some spam :roll:
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Re: Received weird PM on the forum

Postby tatsu » 04 Dec 2019, 00:34

I've got the same one, didn't think anything of it. just a guy trying to sell wine-making containers. he (or the bot) probably saw the word tank all over this forum and must have assumed we were all about wine... ...now that I say it out loud...
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Re: Received weird PM on the forum

Postby Little Miss Murder » 04 Dec 2019, 06:37

Endranii wrote:Nope, but I still have this gem ->
And it's clear it's spam bot.


Wow, them deep learnin' AI bot malarkey whatsisnames are getting really good!
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