Spammer attack against Nanopaprika II. !? - UPDATE 10/5/2012 19:08 CET


We have no reason to believe that TINC-Nanopaprika was compromised. Based on our investigation, spam was sent (multiply) on the public (published by members in blogposts, forum topics, event) e-mail addresses.

As an example spam was also sent to e-mails not connected with Nanopaprika members profile. Information from our network system provider

Members may have been spammed at an email address that isn't even associated with their profile on In fact, I took a look at our support queues and found that we received the exact same spam to one of our public email addresses, copyright(a)

You can confirm yourself that copyright(a) is not a member of, so it's not possible that this spammer got the email address via your network. We've seen this happen on other networks as well. Unfortunately, there's not much you can do if your members choose to post their email addresses publicly online. You may want to educate your members so they can determine whether or not they should take down their email addresses.

Updates about investigations you can find here.


Dear Members,

we are investigating spammer attack against Nanopaprika community.

If you get following message from zzadidiane(a), dont reply:

"Hello, my name is Zzadi Diane , is my pleasure to communicate with you after seeing your profile here . it will be better if you can confirm this message by writing me back via my email so that i will detail you my purpose of writing you . i have something very important to share with you . i will be waiting to hear from you. have a blessed day."


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Comment by TINC on May 10, 2012 at 6:27pm

we investigating the issue

get you any answer to your e-mail?

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Comment by Pushpendra Kumar on May 10, 2012 at 5:18pm

Dear TINC Staff...


I recenytly got the same mail....unfortunately i replied it also...


After reply i found your msg here....

 What to do now..???

Hope everything will be OK....



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Smartphone-Based Extension of the Curcumin/Cellophane pH Sensing Method

Pd/Ni Synergestic Activity for Hydrogen Oxidation Reaction in Alkaline Conditions

The potential use of cellophane test strips for the quick determination of food colours

pH and CO2 Sensing by Curcumin-Coloured Cellophane Test Strip

Polymeric Honeycombs Decorated by Nickel Nanoparticles

Directed Deposition of Nickel Nanoparticles Using Self-Assembled Organic Template,

Organometallic deposition of ultrasmooth nanoscale Ni film,

Zigzag-shaped nickel nanowires via organometallic template-free route

Surface analytical characterization of passive iron surface modified by alkyl-phosphonic acid layers

Atomic Force Microscopy Studies of Alkyl-Phosphonate SAMs on Mica

Amorphous iron formation due to low energy heavy ion implantation in evaporated 57Fe thin films

Surface modification of passive iron by alkylphosphonic acid layers

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