New Phishing Site Hazards
Being an extreme large community composed of a good number younger people deviantART unfortunately becomes the target of spammers and phishers.
Currently we have an individual or Group of individuals using a fake deviantART login page and they are using hijacked accounts in order to spread the URL to this fake page.
Please spread the work that if you click on a link which directs you through the deviantART "There Be Monsters Out There"
outgoing link page and you unexpectedly appear to wind up back on deviantART while logged out then you should please check the URL
of where you are before you enter any of your details.
The proper URL for the actual deviantART login page is; DEVIANTART.COM/USERS/LOGIN
- Note that there is nothing bwtween "deviantart" and "com" except for a "dot".
If you find yourself unexpectedly logged out after clicking an offsite link please immediately check the URL to see if there is anything extra added into it which would indicate that you are in fact on some third party website masquerading as deviantART- for example if the URL reads something like DEVIANTART.[SOMETHING].COM/USERS/LOGIN then you are no longer on deviantART and you should not attempt to login.
If there are any words at all between "deviantART" and "com" then you are on a phishing site.
Addressing the Issue
We are currently tracking and banning the accounts being used to spread this phishing site and we have blacklisted the actual URL of the phishing site as well and we are looking into having the site disabled as quickly as possible.
In the meantime the phisher may move to using URL shortening services in order to bypass the blacklist against their own site and if this is the case then we will move to blacklist these shortening services as well at least temporarily.
While we do understand that URL shortening services (such as bit.ly) are popular and well used we will be putting the safety and security of our members ahead of the convenience offered by these services so f you are a routine user of such a service and your use is suddenly blocked please be aware that it is not a bug but a security measure which we have put into place for a period of time.