| 12:29 am on Dec 10, 2009 (gmt 0)|
If someone does local changes to the DNS results they could direct traffic for my domain to any server. I don't see how Google could tell if it was really my server or not. I think the "Allowed Sites" only prevents a certain amount of attacks/fraud.
The first pass I did didn't show anything out of the ordinary in my logs or directory structure. I'll have to go back over it all with a fine tooth comb.
Santa, this year I'd like to have someone from Google respond to me concerning this extortion attempt. I've been real good. Pretty please?
| 12:38 am on Dec 10, 2009 (gmt 0)|
read your sticky ..
| 12:42 am on Dec 10, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I've followed up with Chrispcritters separately, since I can't discuss account-specific information publicly.
| 12:52 am on Dec 10, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Thanks Leosghost and ASA.
| 1:56 am on Dec 10, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Please let us know if things went well. I know you can't discuss specifics but just letting us know if you're able to keep your Adsense account. As a matter of fact this would be good to know in case if others are getting "blackmailed" too!
| 2:34 am on Dec 10, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I want to take care not to go outside any T&C's. My account is still active and has been addressed in a manner that I believe is reasonable. Hopefully there will not be any future happenings - not an experience I want to go through again.
| 6:44 pm on Dec 10, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Any advice for how others could avoid this problem, or how best to address it if it occurs?
| 6:54 pm on Dec 10, 2009 (gmt 0)|
I want to do some testing on the "allowed sites" functionality first, but I would say for sure to use that. I'd also report unusual surges in clicks if you can't otherwise explain it. I'd also pass along any extortion letters you get ;)
| 6:56 pm on Dec 10, 2009 (gmt 0)|
|I've followed up with Chrispcritters separately... |
You rock ASA.
| 3:39 pm on Dec 11, 2009 (gmt 0)|
The email provider was nice enough to shut down the email account based on my reports.
| 3:53 pm on Dec 11, 2009 (gmt 0)|
Congrats...for the moment:-)
| 8:24 pm on Dec 11, 2009 (gmt 0)|
|The email provider was nice enough to shut down the email account based on my reports |
If it came from a jurisdiction which has a "real" police force, then I'd also contact them.
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