Spam in bug #246067

Asked by Iain Lane on 2010-11-03

Hi,

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/246067/comments/151 is spam and should be removed.

Cheers,
Iain

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2010-11-03
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2010-11-03
Gary Poster (gary) said : #1

Thank you very much for highlighting this to us. This is done.

Curtis Hovey (sinzui) said : #2

I contacted the user an explained:

Several gmail and yahoo users lost
control of their mail accounts this year and sent spam to Launchpad. Two
users confirmed that they had a javascript virus in their browser and it
used their accounts to send emails. The emails were found in their
outbox/sent folders.

The standard policy is to SUSPEND compromised account. I am delaying
this action because the previous attacks were low frequency and I think
we have a day to fix this.

The previous victims updated their email and desktop passwords. They
purged browser cache or started a new profile. Can you confirm tha tyou have done this?

Curtis Hovey (sinzui) said : #3

The user has confirmed that he has purged browser cache and updated passwords for several env/machines. He has a windows machine that still needs updating.

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