SUNY Plattsburgh Faculty Website Abused to Host Online Drug Store Ad

State University of New York at Plattsburgh Faculty website (http://faculty.plattsburgh.edu/) has been possibly cracked to host an online drug store website ad.

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One Response to SUNY Plattsburgh Faculty Website Abused to Host Online Drug Store Ad

  1. admin says:

    We have received the following comment from Mr. Friesen of Instructional Technology at SUNY Plattsburgh.

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    Thanks for the notification.

    Several unprotected (and sadly unmonitored) discussion forums on a few of
    our faculty’s websites were accumulating insane volumes of spam–something
    in the order of 300 postings per day for about the last three months.

    At any rate, we today rid the server of over 100,000 spambot generated
    messages and shut down the worst-afflicted of the forums.

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