[spam report] question 163633 comment spam, Xavier Dymanz's account hijacked

Asked by Eliah Kagan on 2011-07-07

The user Xavier Dymanz (https://launchpad.net/~xavier-dymanz) was a legitimate user of Launchpad, but his account was apparently hijacked recently. The comment he posted about 14 hours ago in https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+question/163633 (post #2) was spam.

The immediately subsequent post (post #3) quotes post #2 in its entirety, and does so in such a way as to suggest that the link might pertain to some technical support issue. Therefore, perhaps this post should be hidden/deleted or edited as well. (However, there is no reason to think that the user who posted post #3 is a spammer or has a hijacked account.)

Question information

Language:
English Edit question
Status:
Solved
For:
Launchpad itself Edit question
Assignee:
No assignee Edit question
Solved by:
Benji York
Solved:
2011-07-13
Last query:
2011-07-13
Last reply:
2011-07-13

This question was reopened

Aaron Bentley (abentley) said : #1

There are no posts by Xavier Dymanz on https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/grub2/+bug/761830

Did you mistype the URL?

I apologize. I did paste the wrong URL. In fact, no bug page is involved here. The question page that contains the spam is https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+question/163633. (I am also editing this question description, to reflect this.)

Max Bowsher (maxb) said : #3

Done

Thanks Max Bowsher, that solved my question.

Additional link spam has been posted from Xavier Dymanz's account in https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/compiz/+question/163633 (post #5, from about 2 hours ago).

And again, about 6 hours ago (post #6).

Max Bowsher (maxb) said : #7

Hidden, leaving question open for a Canonical staff member to start "You need to secure your computer or we will be forced to suspend your account" proceedings on Monday.

Benji York (benji) said : #8

I've sent the user a message about securing their email.

Benji York (benji) said : #9

Setting to "open" status as I inadvertently clicked "Add Information Request" and I can't change the status with out a message.

Best Benji York (benji) said : #10

After having received no response from the user for 48 hours, I've suspended the account.

Thanks Benji York, that solved my question.