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Old 11-20-2009, 02:27 AM   #1
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Forum Downtime 11/19

An exploit in our software was taken advantage of by some hackers who linked to a malicious site. It appears there was a little over 4 hours between the time it happened and the time we took the servers offline Thursday.

In an effort to minimize damage to the board we opted to shut everything down while we investigated the issue and formulated a game plan. Our team (server admins, programmers, and software vendors) coordinated and developed a plan to remove the malicious files and secure the servers. We believe that forum members should not have any system issues associated with this so long they didn't visit the malicious site AND install anything.

While the service interruption was unfortunate, it was important to us to make sure this issue was fully addressed before returning to business as usual. Protecting our community from this kind of intrusion is paramount and we'll post more info here as it becomes available. It's possible that we may need to continue tweak the forum setup and if so, we may have another service interruption.

We thank you for understanding.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:28 AM   #2
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There wasn't any way they could've gotten to personal information like passwords and the like, could they?
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:29 AM   #3
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OMG it's back!

I missed you so. *hugs forum*



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Old 11-20-2009, 02:29 AM   #4
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There wasn't any way they could've gotten to personal information like passwords and the like, could they?
No. Their goal was to unleash some malicious sites onto Interference, not to bother with people's passwords and the like.
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No. Their goal was to unleash some malicious sites onto Interference, not to bother with people's passwords and the like.
Okey doke, thank you
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:37 AM   #6
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There wasn't any way they could've gotten to personal information like passwords and the like, could they?
This was my concern too, as I tend to be lazy with passwords sometimes. Good to know there's nothing to worry about.

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I totally did not just do the same thing in the Superthead.
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Old 11-20-2009, 02:39 AM   #7
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The site might be slow for a while just FYI as they are still running some scans.
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:31 AM   #8
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Was the hacking done by anyone on this forum? Will we see some new bannings soon?
I mean, we have pissed of some people here that KNOW people.
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Old 11-20-2009, 03:52 AM   #9
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It's BACK! Thank god!
Completely understandable you guys took the site down, safety first.

Soooo, was it the guy that KNOWS people?
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Old 11-20-2009, 05:18 AM   #10
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Interference is back already, sooner than I expected. You guys are doing a good job. Respect!
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:28 AM   #11
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I hope Bono's ok .
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Thanks to everyone who fixed Interference!

It was a rough night, but I got other stuff done while I was waiting. Who knew you could get so much accomplished in one evening?
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Yay! Thanks for a very fast fix- you guys did a great job
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