Monday, November 22, 2010

#!!$#%@ Spammers!!!

I HATE Spammers!!! They are the lowest of the lowest life form at the very bottom of the food chain. Actually I'm not even sure that they qualify as a life form. Spammer and hackers have cause more trouble for us here at Valhalla in the past 6 months than I even care to go into. That said, we've been hit again by the dirty rotten < BLEEP>.

If you have been to our website (and I hope you have) then you've seen the Tell A Friend button on every product page. These buttons are there so that you can quickly & easily share product information about products you love with a friend. You just type in their email addy and a short note and hit send. Well, a spammer decided to use this feature to send out hundreds of emails from our website with their own spam note attached. 

When we came online this morning this spammer was still at it. We nipped them in the rear mid-stream.  But not before this scumbag sent out over nearly 300 of these "recommend a product" emails with their own spam message in the body. We have found no evidence that any secure areas of website were compromised. After a thorough Admin sweep all appears to be safe and secure. However, if you received a Tell A Friend Email from our website last night/this morning that contained a spam message we sincerely apologize. And recommend that you log-in and change you password settings. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email us. We are always happy to chat with you and will do all in our power to answer your questions and address your concerns to the best interests of all.

Happy Thanksgiving,

Matt & Donna

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