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Warning: 500 emails have just been sent by possum





Possum
Wow..I just got this message

Warning: 500 emails have just been sent by possum

although it was dated 2014 Dec

How on earth did this happen.

I think I was playing around with phpBB and email at the time....


How does this sort of thing happen?
deanhills
Which server are you on Possum? Also which version of phpBB are you using? Looks as though there was an exploit in one of your phpBB functions so that a spammer could have sent e-mails through your account. That usually happens when the phpBB script you are using is not up to date.

This happened to other Frihosters as well who reported it in the discussion below:

http://www.frihost.com/forums/vt-154843.html

This post looks like the most relevant one for explaining what could have happened:
Qantas94Heavy wrote:

It could be that someone is exploiting a function in your site (such as the email someone function in some forums) that might be causing the issue. You might want to see which area of your site has the most traffic, and seeing what's there and whether anything exploitable would be seen there. Good luck!
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