We have failed to convince the processes at google that this form is abuse, but we have not failed to learn that reporting abuse is most likely an ineffective channel.
The evil form persists. Its seasonally inappropriate stylings have somehow fooled several UVM entities. It has crushed my spirits as it continued to render in my browser throughout the day -- the chains of lights separating its divs, much like the chains of email it will send through its victim's smtp servers.
These additional people reported, bringing our total tracked reports to 49:
Thanks, everyone. I love you all.
On Apr 2, 2012, at 12:11 PM, Benjamin Coddington wrote:
> Update: the form lives on! It persists in its existence. We've had 36 people report abuse, but we need moar!
> These people rock:
> Mike (off campus submission - no bonus points)
> Peter (uses olde english)
> Frank (uses Chrome)
> Bryan (off campus submission - bonus points)
> Andrew (reports as nudity)
> On Apr 2, 2012, at 9:09 AM, Benjamin Coddington wrote:
>> Hey IT-Discuss, some phishers have been using google docs to try to gain UVM netids. Every google docs doc has a "Report Abuse" link in the footer.
>> I'd like to perform an experiment to find out if google will quickly pull the doc if enough unique browsers report abuse. Would you take a 15 seconds, follow the link and report abuse? Then reply to me directly telling me you did so. I'll keep a tally and report back on this thread throughout the day with the number of complainers and the form's state.
>> If google does pull the doc, then we can mount a reasonable defense against this kind of phish, and SAA will have more time to build bigger INBOXes.