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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 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.
arkytraveler Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
You're right, at that... [link] This is an online news article I posted about the town, too.
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