MyBlogLog Co-Author Request

Today .. i just received another strange message in my inbox, and it says that i’m invited as a co-author for Blogmemes Belgium in MyBlogLog Community. And what makes it even suspicious is that because i never logged in into MyBlogLog account until i received this message (that’s because i don’t like social networking sites such as myspace, friendster, etc)

And here’s what the email message looks like :

Hi Reaper-X,

I would like to add you as a co-author of my MyBlogLog community below:

Blog/Site: BlogMemes (http://www.blogmemes.be)
MyBlogLog community: http://www.mybloglog.com/buzz/community/BlogMemes_Belgium/

Your MUST click on the link below to accept this request:

http://www.mybloglog.com/buzz/add_author_conf.php?[CENSORED]

Thanks,
Blogmemes_Belgium

At first when i received this email message, i tried to open that community first from my browser and the results is … Community not Found … message. And because i think its strange for me to received such invitation especially if the community itself can’t be found in MyBlogLog Community Directory. So i tried searching for it’s cached page .. and fortunately, Google has a copy of that page

And from the cached page i found that the username that own the Blogmemes Belgium community is this person (link). And i take a look at her profile immediately and read some interesting information from another person that got the same email message like me. With the exception she clicked on the Censored Link (maybe MyBlogLog should add a confirmation page for something like this in the future)

Here’s what she said at the spammer profile page in MyBlogLog Member Directory :

panthergirl – 18th Feb 8:36 am

Hi…. can you remove me as Author from the Conspiracy of Silence? I clicked on the accept link accidentally and do not wish to be listed as co-author. I’m getting a ton of email as a result.

Now you can see why i called that person a spammer ;)

Update : it seems that there’s other people (famous people or the A-List Blogger such as Shoemoney, John Chow, Darren Rowse, and Danny Sullivan) that got the same problem like me too. And now i know that the previously mentioned person here is not the spammer (i’m sorry about this), but it’s more to security issue at MyBlogLog

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  1. buihrz qkhipb Mar 27, 2009 at 3:16 PM

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  2. tinkdeedo Sep 2, 2008 at 1:12 PM

    wow :)
    its very unconventional point of view.
    Good post.
    realy good post

    thx :-)

  3. Reaper-XReaper-X Feb 21, 2007 at 11:56 AM

    Thanks for dropping by Claude

    Actually at first i didnt think of it until i saw similar posts like this from all over the blogosphere. And that’s why i edited the post to reflect the current situation

  4. claude Feb 21, 2007 at 5:23 AM

    Blogmemes is not responsible for the hack which occurred this weekend via the Mybloglog Web service.
    The Mybloglog account of one of the network’s members was pirated without his knowledge.
    We do not yet know why or who might be responsible.
    It is not in line with the network’s code of ethics nor in its interest to proceed in this manner and serves only to discredit our community.
    We are currently suffering many spam attacks on our Web sites, which we are combatting as much as possible.
    We thank the mybloglog team for having now corrected this problem.

    We are currently trying to answer all those who have written to us, to explain the situation to them.

    Claude
    co-founder of the blogmemes network

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