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Thread: What happened on Building & Repair ???

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    Default What happened on Building & Repair ???

    Were we hacked? It looks like a variation on what took over Brian Toss's Spar Talk.

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    A Chinese invasion...but it's gone away!
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    Default Re: What happened on Building & Repair ???

    Works just fine now.

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    I see it's gone. Someone was on the job. Thank you.

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    Seconded, every thread on the forum except the Bilge was taken over.
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    Default Re: What happened on Building & Repair ???

    ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
    Could someone elaborate a bit on what occurred both here at WBF and at B. Toss's 'SparTalk' ?
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    There were pages and pages of what appeared to be chinese characters and random letters.

    SparTalk has been stuck since May with a post (don't even think of opening)

    Sản phẩm l*m ‘ẹp...
    by goaphuden321123

    Brian Toss made a number of attempts over the last year to protect against this stuff and now appears to have just given up. His IT vendor is not as good as Scott.

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    Default Re: What happened on Building & Repair ???

    or even Scot.

    An English guy posted a question on B&R. About adding some timber to his transom because his outboard shaft was too long for the boat.

    He appears to have a virus on his computer, which led to multiple threads being posted here with what looked like Japanese text to me. Maybe it was Chinese.... but I'm going with Japanese.

    These random threads kept breeding......

    Thanks Scot.
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    I'd rather look back at my life and say "I can't believe I did that" instead of being there saying "I wish I'd done that"

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    <Note from our moderator goes here>
    Quote Originally Posted by James McMullen View Post
    Yeadon is right, of course.

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    It was only about a page. If you scrolled down it was business as usual. I opened a link and nothing bad happened.
    Last edited by Al G; 08-02-2017 at 05:28 PM.

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    I saw that and thought my eyesight was loopy due to my heavy drinking of the previous evening.
    "When I was a boy with never a crack in my heart."

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    They were ads for gambling websites (google translate is awesome). I think it was only on B&R when I looked (7:30am, NZ time), did the rot spread? It was the only time I have ever pushed the button, but I guess I wasn't the only one.
    Don't underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers!

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    It was everywhere but not the Bilge, I emailed Scot too.
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    As soon as I saw all the Japanese characters and re posts I closed the page and deleted history and cookies just in case.
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    Same thing over in the YBF forum. Several pages of script 'Chinese'? About moticons. Got binned as soon as the mods were awake. Seems he C&P a genuine question about rigs, so was cleared to post, then scammed.

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