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Old 08-25-23, 09:16 AM
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Phishing alert

Any thread I click on, Avast gives me a "threat blocked" message about a phishing attempt. This started today after I ran a malware/virus scan. Any idea what's going on? Thank you. Maybe I should pay for a membership?
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Old 08-25-23, 10:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Inusuit
Any thread I click on, Avast gives me a "threat blocked" message about a phishing attempt. This started today after I ran a malware/virus scan. Any idea what's going on? Thank you. Maybe I should pay for a membership?
Can you please try to clear the cache for the site and see if that changes anything?
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Old 08-25-23, 01:30 PM
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Maybe I should pay for a membership?
Yes, you should.
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Old 08-25-23, 04:37 PM
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Clearing the cache seemed to work, thanks.
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Old 08-26-23, 09:25 AM
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Cleared the cache in Firefox but still getting the Avast pop-up. Problem sites are identified as cim9.ibsrv.net also cimg4.ibsrv.net
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Old 08-26-23, 05:11 PM
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I've been getting the same phishing alert from Avast: "cimg4.ibsrv.net is infected with URL: Phishing" I cleared my cache, we'll see if it works. I'm still not seeing any ads, and yes, my ad blocker is off.
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Old 08-26-23, 05:24 PM
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My account here has a unique email address alias; I have never used it elsewhere. Despite invoking all of the privacy settings when I joined, I am bombarded with email phishing spam to this address. Just today, I received 176 such spam emails. What they all seem to have in common is that they are phishing scams, not "semi-legitimate" sales pitches or anything like that.
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Old 08-26-23, 08:43 PM
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Nope; it's back. "cimg9.ibsrv.net is infected with URL: Phishing" More annoying than anything, I hope.

EDIT: The URL is https:// cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1122x2000/img_ 0342_97646ab910833a40bd0c0ae3ldd2fl3e501c7994.jpeg
Minus the spaces. HTH.

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Old 08-27-23, 02:24 PM
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Well carp. Avast insists that pretty much all photos, including member-posted photos, are infected. Monday can't come soon enough.
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Yeah, my alerts are back as well. I have tried opening random posts. Seems to happen most often although not exclusively with posts containing member's pictures. Not always and sometimes happens in a text only thread.

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Old 08-28-23, 12:46 PM
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How about ads? I haven't seen one for days. Since I can't afford a membership, I figured the least I could do is not block the ads, but now it's just "Advertisement" where they would normally go; I figure it's Avast panicking again.

Originally Posted by Inusuit
Yeah, my alerts are back as well. I have tried opening random posts. Seems to happen most often although not exclusively with posts containing member's pictures. Not always and sometimes happens in a text only thread.
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Old 08-28-23, 01:31 PM
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There's reports of this on some of our other sites as well. It has been reported to tech, and I will update here once I hear anything.
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Old 08-29-23, 02:05 PM
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Originally Posted by IBkatherine
There's reports of this on some of our other sites as well. It has been reported to tech, and I will update here once I hear anything.
My Experian Identity Theft monitoring claims this is a "potentially breached site," and that the email address, which I have only used on this site, is now on the "dark web."
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Old 08-30-23, 07:27 PM
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Thanks Admins for fixing the alerts. Still not seeing ads; I'll check with Avast.
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