Admin: Don't do Grouply!
- There's a new thing called Grouply, which purports to be one thing, and
is another. See the below message I got from another group -- I know
it's true, as I've seen some of the spam emails elsewhere. Let's not
let it get here!
KD5XB -- Earl Needham
Clovis, New Mexico DM84jk
Quoting from the Coast Guard: ZUT
I have received an email from a moderator of another Yahoo Group, in
fact, several, and would like to pass it on to you so you can prevent
this from occurring on this list, although one member has already
been compromised by this entity. The information:
Here is a moderator's note from another list I am on.
I hope nobody on this list bit on this bit of spam.
have been alerted to a problem that so far has eluded us, but has
seen on other
An email organization known as "Grouply" asks that you join, and use
then their service to
better track all your various YahooGroups memberships - like an RSS
thing I presume.
To join Grouply, you register with them by giving them your Yahoo ID
idea. Once they have your ID and password, they hijack your account
send emails to your
groups asking more folks to join Grouply. For a moderator of a list,
they could conceivably
take control of your list and do with it as they will.
Any sign of 'grouply" activity on these lists will be dealt with by
immediate banning of the
poster, since their account will already have been compromised.
I have checked this out on several inquiries, and have found that
this is an identity stealing organization. Please do not respond to
anything you might receive from anyone requesting you "join"
grouply.com. If you do, delete them immediately from your email
address book and take steps to further increase the security on your
Yahoo ID account, like changing your password.
If you have any questions about the further dangers of this problem,
you can email directly off list.