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URGENT WARNING: do NOT open that thread!
« on: Feb 22 06 01:51 »
I'm posting this because I know that a high number of users here also frequent Discover Vancouver.

I just opened a thread on DV and was hit by the most brutal goatse/virus attack I've ever experienced. Dozens of goatse windows began opening in random locations on my screen and Outlook kept trying to send emails to some f*cking recruitment drive. Wish I had written down the specifics, but I was a little busy trying to handle the chaos while at the same time hoping my boss didn't walk in and get a face full of goatse.

So I managed to shut down finally (a difficult process) and when I tried to reboot I got an error message saying that no valid boot device had been found  *clutching chest* I rebooted again and it worked but I think that's because my work PC is set to rebuild the OS in the case of a critical failure. Anyway, the name of the thread on DV said something about viruses...I think it's gone now but the important thing is that simply OPENING an infected thread will HOSE your system if you're running WIndows 2000 and Internet Explorer. For those running Firefox or another OS, your mileage may vary.
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Re: URGENT WARNING: do NOT open that thread!
« Reply #1 on: Feb 22 06 01:52 »
I just clicked on that too.  I submitted that a**hole for banning and deleted that thread and another one that he/she started.

Holy, my computer went wonkers.  AND, it was a work computer.  Oh SH*T!

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Re: URGENT WARNING: do NOT open that thread!
« Reply #2 on: Feb 22 06 01:56 »
The thread was titled "Attn Mods-Viruses"  and me, I felt for it.  

Damn, now I am so scared about clicking on any threads after that tragedy.  I was so lucky that no one walked by because then, they would think that I was a porn freak and would've had to explain what I just clicked to cause such chaos. Yeah, same thing happened to me.  My MS Outlook kept wanting to start a new email contact.

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Re: URGENT WARNING: do NOT open that thread!
« Reply #3 on: Feb 22 06 01:58 »
Don't blame yourself. When you're a mod and you see an ATTENTION MODS thread, what else can you do but open it??

The thing is, this asshat could conceivable just dump that virus into every thread on DV. Talk about bringing "life" to a standstill. DV would become a Firefox only message base overnight    
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Thou preparest a carafe before me in the presence of Juan Valdez
Thou anointest my day with pep; my mug runneth over
Surely richness and taste shall follow me all the days of my life
And I will dwell in the house of coffee forever.

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Re: URGENT WARNING: do NOT open that thread!
« Reply #4 on: Feb 22 06 02:02 »
That was truly a scary experience.  I just hope that no viruses are on my computer.  Yikes.

Hugs tenkani?  I need a hug.


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Re: URGENT WARNING: do NOT open that thread!
« Reply #5 on: Feb 22 06 02:04 »
*big hugs*



And now "canader" has a thread called "mods".ROFL. You first!
For thou art with me; thy cream and thy sugar they comfort me
Thou preparest a carafe before me in the presence of Juan Valdez
Thou anointest my day with pep; my mug runneth over
Surely richness and taste shall follow me all the days of my life
And I will dwell in the house of coffee forever.

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Re: URGENT WARNING: do NOT open that thread!
« Reply #6 on: Feb 22 06 02:06 »
Hmmmm, not good.

For what it's worth, I don't think that could be done here. I could be wrong (I'd never say never) but I'd be more than a little surprised if this board would allow that kind of code to run. But ya never know. It's pretty easy to turn off HTML here, and that's what I'd do until the proper screening code had been added.

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Re: URGENT WARNING: do NOT open that thread!
« Reply #7 on: Feb 22 06 02:08 »
I deleted that one.  I'm scared to open it.  The weird thing is that at his Attn Mods-Virus thread, there were replies.  So, I'm guessing that not all computers go through this?  And the weird thing is that no one complained.[/DIV][TABLE style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt; COLOR: midnightblue; FONT-FAMILY: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" cellSpacing=1 cellPadding=2 width="100%" border=0][TBODY][TR bgColor=whitesmoke][TD align=middle][/TD][TD][A href="http://www.discovervancouver.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=69870"][FONT color=#0000ff]VIRUS! MODS![/FONT][/A]  [/TD][TD align=middle]Canader
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Re: URGENT WARNING: do NOT open that thread!
« Reply #8 on: Feb 22 06 02:11 »
This attack is very similar to one that happened a few months back from what I remember. It's just the "invalid boot device" thing and the Outlook part that was new.

Last time it hit, those using Firefox seemed to be immune. So for them, the thread would just seem like another in a long line of completely pointless DV threads.
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Thou preparest a carafe before me in the presence of Juan Valdez
Thou anointest my day with pep; my mug runneth over
Surely richness and taste shall follow me all the days of my life
And I will dwell in the house of coffee forever.

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Re: URGENT WARNING: do NOT open that thread!
« Reply #9 on: Feb 22 06 02:16 »
Does this "canader" have the same IP as the one who posted the virus thread?
For thou art with me; thy cream and thy sugar they comfort me
Thou preparest a carafe before me in the presence of Juan Valdez
Thou anointest my day with pep; my mug runneth over
Surely richness and taste shall follow me all the days of my life
And I will dwell in the house of coffee forever.

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Re: URGENT WARNING: do NOT open that thread!
« Reply #10 on: Feb 22 06 02:16 »
LOL - HEEEEE's BACK!  I wonder what he is wanting.  Who wants to click?

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Re: URGENT WARNING: do NOT open that thread!
« Reply #11 on: Feb 22 06 02:17 »
Yes, he does.

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Re: URGENT WARNING: do NOT open that thread!
« Reply #12 on: Feb 22 06 02:18 »
Check for private message pls.
For thou art with me; thy cream and thy sugar they comfort me
Thou preparest a carafe before me in the presence of Juan Valdez
Thou anointest my day with pep; my mug runneth over
Surely richness and taste shall follow me all the days of my life
And I will dwell in the house of coffee forever.

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Re: URGENT WARNING: do NOT open that thread!
« Reply #13 on: Feb 22 06 02:19 »
Check yours tenkani.  ;)

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Re: URGENT WARNING: do NOT open that thread!
« Reply #14 on: Feb 22 06 02:21 »
I think that I read your mind, tenkani.  You must've PM'd me when I was PM'ing you!  hee hee.

 

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