A tiny ray of hope: Chrome now warns that the site is a suspected phishing site.
On Apr 2, 2012, at 4:44 PM, Benjamin Coddington wrote:
> 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.