Getting Spammed via concrete5 Private Messages

Hi -- Last few days I've gotten spam into my concrete Private Messages? Is this a known issues or do I need to change my password?


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mhawke replied on at Permalink Reply
Me too! I just got spammed by 'eqiqisue1956'.

'I think my Facebook password just got compromised. Is there any way to get it back? Yesterday my friend showed me this facebook hacking tool - [URL REMOVED]

It seems pretty simple for a spammer to just join the community and start sending pm's to everyone. I'm pretty new here myself so is there a way to black-list individual members? Is there a place I can report other members who send spam?
ADNred replied on at Permalink Reply
I've been getting spammed too. Last spam message is the same as mhawke's.

I hope someone finds out the hole and patches it.
Marianne replied on at Permalink Reply
Same here.

Only just registered and got this:


A message has been sent to you by ibzpgmwv1964 through your profile on concrete5

Subject: How to Outrank Amazon

Today is a big day for me, I just ranked my website #2 in google using [URL REMOVED]. With about~ 15,000 daily visitors I'mI am making some money but I want to make even more. Do you think that If I keep buying backlinks I would eventually outrank Amazon which is #1 for my keyword?
LucasAnderson replied on at Permalink Reply
Core team has been notified and some community leaders are already troll hunting. Thanks for the heads up!
frz replied on at Permalink Reply
Yeah last three days someone has been making hundreds of accounts and
sending this dribble in the wee hours. For some reason, their messages
seem to be getting around akismit (our spam protection layer).

We're going to take some time this morning to rework stuff to make it
harder on these guys. Thanks spammers, totally hope you're making
money on this stuff cause it's certainly a waste of our time..

best wishes

Franz Maruna
grovesk replied on at Permalink Reply
I know right? Thanks Franz and crew!

Marianne replied on at Permalink Reply
Thanks Franz!
frz replied on at Permalink Reply
We've got some stuff in the works now.

Obviously not going to post what we're doing...

But at the very least it should slow these dweebs down to the point of it not being worth their while.