*POST MADE PUBLIC BECAUSE OF ITS IMPORTANCE*
Taken from evilfuckinbitch
As you may have heard, there has been a recent spate of hackings across LiveJournal, and it seems to be larger communities that are being hacked. Once the hackers have gained access to a community, they make a post saying that the community is closing. They include several links in this post. Do not, under any circumstances, click any of these links, as they are intended to spread a malware keylogger.
To see what these posts look like, HERE
is an example from a recently hacked community. Note: this link does not go to a community that has been hacked, simply a community that has posted a screencap example.
If you see any suspicious posts on any communities...
# Don't click any strange links as they're there to spread a virus.
# Please report the post
to LiveJournal immediately.
# Contact the moderators of the community.
To prevent your journal from being hacked, this is what you can do:
# Email Management
- clear out all unactive email adresses.
# Change Password
- Make the password difficult to figure out and don't base it on your username.
# Set a Secret Question
- Add one that you can answer if you forget your password.
Personal Note: They appear to be targeting Mods of Communities, but no one is safe really. I recommend EVERYONE do these things asap to protect yourselves, your journals, and your communities. Also if you could repost this or just plain spread the word, that would help!