I just wanted to draw attention to the fact that a possibly dangerous form of spam/cyber-attack has occurred here, and warn our users to watch out for any reoccurrence. Our spammers and trolls seem to always come back.
A late answer(since deleted) on an old question from a user (since destroyed) Mel, claimed to be a photographer who was angry over the sites use of their photographs without permission, and provided a link to prove the photos were theirs. This is a known attack form, though usually occurring in email. If you search the web using 'Mel Photographer phishing' you will see numerous reports matching this, most from June. The problem is that just clicking on the link may open you to a dangerous attack.
From an article concerning this at insercorp.com in June:
The malicious actor is pretending to be a "Professional Photographer" or "Licensed Photographer" and going by the name "Mel" or "Melinda" with variations on the last name is using different fake email addresses and providing different fake phone numbers (generally with a '718' area code).
Once the recipient clicks the link it will take them to a file download that will allow the hacker to seize control of the user's device. The hacker will then be able to hold the user's device hostage and demand a ransom or exploit access to the users' system leading to further damage, compromised accounts, or injection of worms (viruses that infect the host machine and use it to launch attacks on others).
So if any of you see a repeat of this attack, please flag the answer, but don't click on the link.
(Also any advice on how to deal with a possible hacker intrusion, or at least advice on which SE forum to look for guidance will be greatly appreciated.)
Sorry if this is off topic...