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    Posted: 05-May-2018 at 12:37
This message shows up on a Google search page.
Don't believe it.
It's from a scam outfit named Sitelock trying to extort nearly 1,000 from me to "protect" our site.

This is one of the main reasons for moving to a new host and new version of forum software.


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I don't think i have noticed any major problems with this site (only had a few brief problems a few times in last couple/few years). The words "may have" make one wonder. But, i have had problem this last week with spam dating emails starting to appear in my email, so maybe it has been hacked after all. Been one spam email a day for the last number of days, and now today was 3 in my mail box. I can't think anywhere i leaked my email online except a message to a yahoo group about a week ago, but that group is only members can view. Its abit late if it is from hacking since it means i may loose this only remaining decent email address if the spam gets worse (and even if it stays as bad as 1-3 a day its darn troublesome).
A year or so ago a few other sites like Linkedin claimed they were hacked and we had to go through annoying new security password changes. Whether or not it was true or contrived it is a pain hastle having to change passwords etc esp more than once. The extorting money might be part of it too.
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  Quote red clay Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-May-2018 at 10:53
No AR, the site has not been hacked. That's why I posted this. This is BS from the host.



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  Quote Arthur-Robin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-May-2018 at 01:59
Ok thanks. Spam must be from somewhere else (yahoo groups or facebook or linkedin). Arthurian Society on facebook also recently said sites have been hacked.


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