[Board] Journal system hacked?

Darrell Fuhriman darrell at garnix.org
Sun Jun 14 17:42:28 PDT 2015

That’s me.

That is an awful lot of bogus registrations, but hardly surprising given the nature of the spam bots these days. 

I’ll see about cleaning them up, though if OSGeo wants to carry on the journal, I think they should take over the infrastructure. I’m actually intending to archive and retire the 2014 wordpress instance before too long. (I should have done long since, but…)


> On Jun 14, 2015, at 03:33, b.j.kobben at utwente.nl wrote:
> Hi all,
> You might have seen already the announcement below I sent on various
> channels on the FOSS4G 2014 Academic Track publication in the OSGEO
> Journal.
> There were only five papers left (of the seven selected two have chosen to
> publish elsewhere). Thus once I finally had al materials, I could quite
> quickly do the actual editing and publishing.
> In doing so, I found that he OJS system has had a flood of spam/robot
> registrations: I found this when trying to send all users an announcement
> and having the system trying to send mail to 40169 users. Not sure who (if
> anybody) is at them moment (feeling) responsible for the Journal system,
> but it needs some tender love and care...
> Yours,
> Barend  
> FYI: there were three AT papers selected for the Transactions in GIS
> journal, I asked their chief editor what the status of those is, but
> received no answer as of yet.
> ==========
> Volume 14 of the OSGeo Journal [1] has just been published. This issue
> comprises five research papers selected from the submissions to the
> Academic Track of FOSS4G 2014, which took place in Portland (Oregon,USA),
> from 8 to 13 September 2014.
> [1] - https://journal.osgeo.org/index.php/journal/issue/viewIssue/35/6
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