Friday, August 18, 2006

Scam Alert: Group Exploit - Snipers in the midst

I'm aware people do know about this exploit and this problem, but apparently it is still causing some problems.
Modus Operandi
: The perps previously used a known exploit to get themselves into a group as an officer, and then proceed to eject all other members of the group.
How it goes down: Seems the implications of this particular scam that forced Linden Labs to shut down group invites is long lasting. It seems that some people who used this exploit have bided their time in their ill gotten groups. They've waited until now to do the dirty deed of ejecting everyone from a group and changing it for their reasons. For the most part, its a form of griefing, rather than a scam, but something to be aware of.
Seeing through the Scam: If you own groups, make sure you check your officer lists and make sure no one odd is on them! if there is, remove that person. Since invites are back on, if you make a mistake, you can invite them back later.
Damage control: Best to be proactive and make sure that your officer lists are as they should be!

This happened to the NCI group on the 17th of August as reported by
Rowan Carroll. They invite their members to rejoin the group.

I would encourage all people who recieve sudden ejections from groups to check on it, especially if it seems to be happening en masse.