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bluelamb03

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Robot logging caches to launch malware attacks
« on: September 05, 2015, 21:47:03 »
Public Service Announcement from CacheShadow :

Hundreds of fake accounts are creating fakes logs on various geocaches across the globe. Geocaching HQ are aware of the issue. They will be addressing the fake accounts and fake logs in due course. The fake logs include a web link to a site that offered "geocaching cheats"; that site now appears to have been taken offline. Before it went offline, the site was requiring a program/application be downloaded.

If you visited the website referenced in a fake log and downloaded/ran the program/application... it might be a good idea to scan your computer for malware.

Remember folks : Don't download/click things from unknown sources!

Be wary and be safe! Thanks for the heads-up CS!

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Re: Robot logging caches to launch malware attacks
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2015, 12:03:01 »
Cache owners should also keep an eye open for these bogus logs, and delete them asap.  For example, there is one on this local Pokaroo cache: http://coord.info/GC36587

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Re: Robot logging caches to launch malware attacks
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2015, 11:57:59 »
Had one of these pop up today by Francesco1657 http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=aaecfc2e-ec71-4b52-8b11-4abb115c76d3. Thought the link was weird and didn't recognize the user so I checked geocaching.com first then started investigating why someone would be locked!! Geez, some people's robot children...