Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Jimmy Moore's Forum Hacked - Again

The Kimkins Saga continues to generate weirdness. Jimmy Moore's forum, lowcarbdiscussion, is populated by a large number of dieters that left Kimkins including most of the former Admins.

A few months ago, Jimmy's forum was down for a short period of time. Reportedly it was hacked.

Today (or yesterday?) it happened again and to a much more severe degree, it seems.

I received an email in my Spam box. The email appeared to have been sent by lowcarbdiscussion. It included a link that led to a virus (or actually two). It was a rather clumsy attempt though as the virus link was very obvious. Who in their right mind would click on a link with the extension ".exe"? (Well, I did. I'm nosy. My virus filter is up to date and took it.)

When I first received the email, I went to Jimmy's blog and clicked on "forum". Hmm. Interesting. It had been totally scrubbed and contained just two threads, or subforums. One was about cocaine users and the other one about marijuana. Needless to say, I did not sign in and quickly exited.

Jimmy has now removed the link to the forum from his blog but make sure not to use your bookmark with a direct link.

I hope Jimmy get this straightened out without too much headache for him.

The question is WHO would do such a thing to Jimmy. Could it have anything to do with his forum providing shelter for Kimkins refugees? Will Tippy be next?

PS. If anybody think they might have downloaded the virus, AVG has a free virus software. Just google it.

Edited to add: Jimmy now has a post up where he gives the details.


Yucky said...

Excellent coverage of this unfolding news! Weirder and weirder...

Yucky said...

by the way ... Tippy's camp already has a virus, or worm, or spyware, whatever. It's called Fawn.

mariasol said...


Medusa said...

ROFLMAO @ Yucky's Fawn comment.

Weirdness everywhere. The planets must be out of alignment. Is it the dawning of the Age of Aquarius? Oh, that happened already, didn't it? I was in a fog in Haight Ashbury at the time. Now THAT was weird.

Great update, Mariasol :^)