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    Warning: Phishing scam. Please read

    Members of BOS,

    It has unfortunately come to our attention that somebody is setting up fake versions of the Bored of Studies website with the intention to steal member's login and password information.

    The scam operates by seemingly innocently linking to a page that appears to be on Bored of Studies which is in fact an external fake page created by the scammer. This page will contain a login box which if filled in will pass the login and password information to them.

    An example of a PM sent by the scammer is:

    could you please give feedback on my thread here.
    thanks
    If you think you may have visited one of the fake pages, it is advised that you immediately change your password.



    Always check that the address in the address bar is 'http://community.boredofstudies.org/' or 'http://boredofstudies.org/'


    We are working to close down any fake sites as they appear and are deleting suspect threads and personal messages but we ask all members to be vigilant.


    Is my account and information safe?

    It should be noted that this is not a breach in our systems nor has it been 'hacked'. Phishing relies on tricking a member to disclose their details. So long as you do not do so, your account will be secure.
    Last edited by Rafy; 28 Jul 2015 at 9:18 PM.
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    Re: Warning: Phishing scam. Please read

    So you guys can read PMs

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    Re: Warning: Phishing scam. Please read

    Quote Originally Posted by ProcrastinATAR View Post
    So you guys can read PMs
    We don't read PMs, but we can mass delete all PMs sent by a suspect account.
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    Re: Warning: Phishing scam. Please read

    hahaha! why would people want details to a BoS account...

    farking bored kents!

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    Re: Warning: Phishing scam. Please read

    They want to know all about your reps and PM's enquires on how to get an 99 ATAR and how is the Uni course you are doing.
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    Re: Warning: Phishing scam. Please read

    Quote Originally Posted by Rafy View Post
    Members of BOS,

    It has unfortunately come to our attention that somebody is setting up fake versions of the Bored of Studies website with the intention to steal member's login and password information.

    The scam operates by seemingly innocently linking to a page that appears to be on Bored of Studies which is in fact an external fake page created by the scammer. This page will contain a login box which if filled in will pass the login and password information to them.

    An example of a PM sent by the scammer is:



    If you think you may have visited one of the fake pages, it is advised that you immediately change your password.



    Always check that the address in the address bar is 'http://community.boredofstudies.org/' or 'http://boredofstudies.org/'


    We are working to close down any fake sites as they appear and are deleting suspect threads and personal messages but we ask all members to be vigilant.


    Is my account and information safe?

    It should be noted that this is not a breach in our systems nor has it been 'hacked'. Phishing relies on tricking a member to disclose their details. So long as you do not do so, your account will be secure.
    Bump.

    Thank you for the warning.
    Last edited by Smile12345; 29 Jul 2015 at 8:23 PM.

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    Re: Warning: Phishing scam. Please read

    tbh what do they gain from doing this lol

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    Re: Warning: Phishing scam. Please read

    I'm doing security engineering this sem haha what a coincidence >.>

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    Re: Warning: Phishing scam. Please read

    phishing for da lgs
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