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Mod post: Hacker warning
by Lady Norbert (ladynorbert)
at March 6th, 2009 (11:36 am)

[Sorry there was no discussion this past weekend; I was very sick. Look for the next post to happen on Sunday as usual.]

There is some malware/virus going around LJ hacking accounts for mods in large communities that posts an announcement with links that says they are closing the community. Then proceeding to do so.

If you see an announcement purporting to be from the mods that this or any other community you are in is shutting down:

1) DO NOT CLICK THE LINKS - THEY ARE MALWARE/VIRUSES
2) REPORT THE POST TO LJ ABUSE WITH THE FLAG BUTTON
3) LET THE MODS OF THE COMMUNITY KNOW ASAP
4) DID I SAY DON'T CLICK LINKS? DON'T CLICK THE LINKS!!

Please report it if you see this going on here or elsewhere and let those mods know. They seem to mainly be attacking large communities, so we're probably safe, but I'm posting this to all the communities I moderate just in case.

More info can be seen here: http://upstart-crow.livejournal.com/346623.html