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Possible HP Hack?

  1. Susana S profile image92
    Susana Sposted 7 years ago

    Have a look at this hub and tell me what you think. http://hubpages.com/hub/pink-comforter

    The amazon capsules have extra html in them that shouldn't be there.

    I also saw one of my friends here had posted a very strange comment on a hub which I though was not like her at all. It just said "data recovery services" on a hub that was nothing to do with that. I'm 99.9% certain she didn't post it.

    I have emailed the team, but wondered how widespread this was.

    1. WryLilt profile image82
      WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I just experimented a bit - with those amazon items etc. Strange maybe it's a random hack?

      1. Susana S profile image92
        Susana Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this



        When you added the same items did they come up with the same bits of extra html then?

        I've checked a few of my amazon hubs and they look fine.

        1. WryLilt profile image82
          WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Nope they didn't.

  2. Misha profile image77
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Looks more like Amazon hack to me smile

    1. Misha profile image77
      Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Ah, I know what it is. When you add a specific amazon product, you can add a description. I bet this poor spammer tried to add poker links into description - but links are not live. No hack, just a regular spam attempt that failed smile

      1. WryLilt profile image82
        WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        big_smile I just tried it and I believe you are right. big_smile

      2. Susana S profile image92
        Susana Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I'm not sure - it might be, but I don't think a spammer would have posted a forum thread saying what's up with my amazon capsules. http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/52737

        1. Misha profile image77
          Mishaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Umm, providing that thread was not a smart ass attempt to figure out how to make links live - I would suspect guy got some kind of trojan/malware on his own computer. Still likely nothing to do with HP or Amazon websites smile

          1. Susana S profile image92
            Susana Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Well that seems to solve the puzzle smile Glad we got to the bottom of it! Cheers lol

            1. Pearldiver profile image86
              Pearldiverposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Does it Really Solve the Puzzle?? hmm

              Is That REALLY You Susana? yikes

              1. Susana S profile image92
                Susana Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Lol Pearl smile It's me alright! I thought at first it was a hack of the site, but after doing some digging around on google it looks far more like a virus someone has on their PC, rather than anything site wide.

                There are plenty of people complaining that when they type into an online venue, these strings of html (a href link code) come out automatically or are added to the bottom of their text. So puzzle solved! Not so good for the person that has it on their PC though hmm

          2. pauldeeds profile image
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            pauldeedsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I agree, that appears to be what happened.

            1. Susana S profile image92
              Susana Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I spoke to the person today by phone and it does seem to be a piece of malware localised on her PC which somehow automatically creates all this spam crap. I'm sure she sent an email to you guys today to explain what's happening and I sent one to Maddie for good measure.

  3. pisean282311 profile image53
    pisean282311posted 7 years ago

    i added amazon ..it look perfectly fine to me...

  4. Susana S profile image92
    Susana Sposted 7 years ago

    Hmmm, I just found this on google which suggests it's some kind of malware or virus.

    http://www.seasonsecurity.com/a/random- … 24191.html

  5. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years ago

    Ya mean some one has pasted in the Amazon descriptions their own hacked spam code and now I GOTTA COPY AND PASTE MYSELF????????

    Whats the world coming to when a user has to copy and then paste someone else's spam, geebus, that means making an effortand moving my mouse around and clicking on more screens. I was disgusted at spam behavior in the past, now I am doubly disgusted!!! lol lollol

    1. WryLilt profile image82
      WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If you copy and paste yourself, what are you going to call your clone? big_smile

      1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
        Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You picked up I forgot the comma, so if I did have an actual clone, Id call him mini me.......

        1. WryLilt profile image82
          WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Oh that is SO evil. big_smile

          1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
            Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            http://i291.photobucket.com/albums/ll315/ninjasnake99/BabyORly.gif

            1. WryLilt profile image82
              WryLiltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Hahaha that used to be an avatar of a guy on a forum I frequented years ago!

              1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
                Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                may I present..........................Mini Me BUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

                big_smile darn should have put that in the post above lol

            2. adrienne2 profile image81
              adrienne2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              @Kangaroo_Jase Now thats the cutest video I have ever seen. LOL U rock Jase.

              1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
                Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                ahhhhhh Ty Adrienne, appreciate the comment, I roll on occasion too lol

      2. agvulpes profile image89
        agvulpesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        He would be Wallaby_Jase !

        1. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
          Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          hmmmmm,


          Being a young one, would think he or she would be more a........ joey Jase lol

 
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