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Possible Hacking Attempt?


wardillb

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I got an email through my website and it contained the following text. I haven't followed any of the links in fear that they could contain something malicious. Does anyone have an idea what it is?

 

Ofc64v _a href="http://nwagmdzidmtb.com/"_nwagmdzidmtb_/a_, xdphpbwspxup, [link=http://cyvtxvjmhmhv.com/]cyvtxvjmhmhv[/link], http://cuyjnlvdzkmj.com/
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I got an email through my website and it contained the following text. I haven't followed any of the links in fear that they could contain something malicious. Does anyone have an idea what it is?

the idea is: it is sooooo obviours. or you want to try it? your contact us page should not let people send you msg that contains url links in the first place, and if they do, then send them to anti spam websites.

 

Ken

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I got an email through my website and it contained the following text. I haven't followed any of the links in fear that they could contain something malicious. Does anyone have an idea what it is?

 

 

 

cuyjnlvdzkmj.com, nwagmdzidmtb.com, xdphpbwspxup.com:

 

according to whois, are currently unregistered domains (which means that it is absolutely nothing there)

 

strange????

 

 

maybe the email was an automatically generated email but somehow the email links were generated incorrectly and just generated gibberish. who knows

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That's common for scam/illegal websites. The scammers register a web address, usually a computer generated random name registered with a stolen credit card, then spam everyone with that address. The registration will get deleted in a few days, along with the website, but the crooks have already moved on to a new address anyway.

 

The good news is that this is not a hack attempt, just plain old spam.

 

Regards

Jim

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I got an email through my website and it contained the following text. I haven't followed any of the links in fear that they could contain something malicious. Does anyone have an idea what it is?

 

This looks suspiciously like the old would-be attacks on peoples' CGI scripts, wherein the bad guys would fire up your CGI script or form or whatever, and send a few bogus links to test the waters, kind of to see if you were vulnerable. A bit like a burglar creeping through a neighborhood at night trying everybody's front doorknob just to see if he could get lucky.

 

Bad guys have gotten a lot more sophisticated in these tough times, and I guess we have to be, too. Double check to be sure you're up to date on your installation, and run a search through the forums and .info site for "xss" and/or "cross site scripting" to see what turns up that's current. For a while, the inquiry form was vulnerable, but I believe (hope and pray) it has been fixed for quite some time. You need to be sure that your doors are secured, locked, and latched.

 

I hate to admit it, but I'm nostalgic for those bad guys of yesteryear. A lot of them were stupid, stupid, stupid. :)

 

Regards,

Anne

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