[spam report] question 160083 comment spam, Christian Spiro's account hijacked

Asked by Eliah Kagan on 2011-06-08

The user Christian Spiro (https://launchpad.net/~nuclearskittles) was a legitimate user of Launchpad, but his account was apparently hijacked recently. The comment he posted about 5 hours ago in https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+question/160083 was spam.

(From my browser--Chromium in Natty--it seems to be ineffective spam, at least at the moment. However, the link http:://www.jankleinjans.nl/index080a.html redirects to http:://defender-itudp.in/dadca73d6f28a42f/sa1/0/ and the site defender-itudp.in is documented at https://safeweb.norton.com/report/show?name=defender-itudp.in to contain at least eight instances of attempts to get users to download and install trojan horse software, as described at http://www.symantec.com/business/security_response/attacksignatures/detail.jsp?asid=50250. Therefore, I believe it is enormously more likely that this is spam, than that it is an attempt to provide information pertinent to the question. I have edited dangerous links in this post so they start with "http::" instead of "http:".)

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Status:
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Solved by:
Данило Шеган
Solved:
2011-06-21
Last query:
2011-06-21
Last reply:
2011-06-20

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Gary Poster (gary) said : #1

I hid the comment and contacted the user.

Thank you.

Thanks Gary Poster, that solved my question.

More spam has been posted in question 160083 from Christian Spiro's account (https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ubiquity/+question/160083, comment #10, 8 minutes ago).

Aaron Bentley (abentley) said : #4

I have hidden that comment, too. If he does not respond soon and there is further spam, we will suspend his account.

Thanks Aaron Bentley, that solved my question.

There has been further spam from Christian Spiro's account, about three hours ago, in the same question.

And some more, 4 minutes ago (post #12).

And another, about 2 hours ago (post #13).

I've removed the spam and suspended the account. Thanks for the reports.

Thanks Данило Шеган, that solved my question.