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***UPDATE**** Please read the following news article by deviantart staff for more information:…

Okay, so maybe it's not a virus, but I believe I was suckered into doing something on dA that I'd never do in an email.

Someone left a comment. Someone that I didn't recognize - on an older photo. It said

rofl this may be relevant to your interests (there was a hyperlink to an external website).

So I visited the other person's main page, they were legit. Had a subscription. Had deviations posted, etc... And I thought, okay - it's safe enough.

The page said "oh no" a few times, and please wait... loading..........

And I kept seeing deviantart URL's loading... Finally I hit stop and went back...

Now I get a comment from another user telling me that the link I left them didn't work...

So I look, and sure enough, I've spammed a zillion other random dA users - ONLY I DIDN'T.

An example is the following comment, supposedly, apparently, left by me (but I didn't visit this page till someone left a comment on my page telling me my link didn't work and I looked at my "activity" page and saw a whole list of comments that I didn't leave...

Look at the comment I supposedly posted here: [link]

I have already contacted the dA helpdesk but the damage is done....

BE VERY CAREFUL about clicking links (especially to external sites) in comments, because you might get turned into a spam generator.

***Note:  This affected multiple accounts.  I use Google Chrome over here, and Firefox over there, and when the link didn't appear to work on one, I pasted it into the other, and as a result both accounts "spammed" other users. ***

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Branka-Johnlockian Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for fav by KatZaphire
Branka-Johnlockian Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you :hug: Used your stock here - Forsaken and Forgotten

ImagineDuke Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
used here thank you :…
1of7-Vanity Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
:bulletblack: stock used ---> [link] <--- thank you :bulletblack:
TbORK Featured By Owner May 4, 2009
I used your stock for
"Elemental 5 PENTAD"
heartshapedmoon Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2009
thank you for the :+fav: on Spring Tea :) I am glad you liked it :D
Oranjekyu Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Mmmm, I am very impressed with your photos though. Especially of Centralia, it always makes me happy to see people risking their lives to visit that town. :D
arkytraveler Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
Thanks! I am not sure it was exactly "risking my life" to visit... If you care to, my =arkansawyer account has more of them - but more of everything... if you go to my gallery view and search on Centralia you'll see more.
Oranjekyu Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
later when I have more time. But eh, Centralia (from a geological viewpoint) is pretty up there with unsafe areas to be. Apart from the sulfur in the air the ground has the potential to give way.
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