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#1 Hum

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:17

Some jerk that I used to talk to on here, sent me a link to click on, with no other message.

I won't post the link, of course.

My anti-virus instantly detected a reported attack site, and stopped it.


What goes on with people ?

How does anyone get so bored as to send an attack msg to someone, years later ?


Sad .........


#2 Growled

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:19

I guess some people can hold a grudge for a long time.

#3 Order_66

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:20

Some jerk that I used to talk to on here, sent me a link to click on, with no other message.

I won't post the link, of course.

My anti-virus instantly detected a reported attack site, and stopped it.


What goes on with people ?

How does anyone get so bored as to send an attack msg to someone, years later ?


Sad .........


Are you sure his pc or email account hasn't been compromised in a way that it's just spamming infected emails to people in his contacts list?

#4 Shiranui

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:21

Are you sure his pc or email account hasn't been compromised in a way that it's just spamming infected emails to people in his contacts list?


Surely, this is the most likely explanation.

#5 Raa

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:22

Have you tried to /!\ Report a problem? :p

#6 siah1214

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:23

Hum, I don't see how anyone could ever dislike you. I bet they got a virus and it's proliferating.

#7 Crisp

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:24

Wait... I thought Hum was a bot?

#8 OP Hum

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:27

Are you sure his pc or email account hasn't been compromised in a way that it's just spamming infected emails to people in his contacts list?


Could be -- but I remember him as being a bit hostile, which is why I drifted away from him.

#9 fusi0n

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:29

What I don't get is how somone could be mad at you..? your like the nicest most easy going person that lives on the interwebs.. lol Seriously.. Thats like punching an old lady that makes you pies..

#10 ingramator

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:30

Was it coming from a Gmail account? If so then could just be a compromised account and you're on his contact list! Give the poor guy benefit of the doubt :) A good idea could be to reply and see what he says :D

#11 YounGMessiah

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:31

Reasons like explained above are the reason why I NEVER click links in emails anymore.

#12 +techbeck

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:47

Some jerk that I used to talk to on here, sent me a link to click on, with no other message.

I won't post the link, of course.

My anti-virus instantly detected a reported attack site, and stopped it.


What goes on with people ?

How does anyone get so bored as to send an attack msg to someone, years later ?


Sad .........


Most likely sent in error or his system is infected. I know my Yahoo/SPAM account kept sending some people in my contacts spam emails. I ended up removing all contacts since its just a spam account. Yahoo email is not good stopping, or resolving issues.

#13 Enron

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 01:49

Maybe his cat ran across his keyboard.

#14 OP Hum

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:00

This was in my Hotmail, from his.

#15 YounGMessiah

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 02:09

Hotmail has been getting hit pretty hard, check out the reports. Im sure it was an infection on his end and not the actual member.