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Solved Major Forum Hack

Post by Gasol_The_Great on September 30th 2010, 9:11 pm

First topic message reminder :

Today, a forum of which I was staff on was hacked. It started yesterday when my account (a packager's account) was hacked and used to delete all of the content in a forum.

And today, a moderator and possibly an Administrator's accounts were hacked leading to the deletion of ALL content.

This was BY FAR a small forum. Over 500 members considered it home, and they had posted a combined total of over 50,000 posts all of which are now gone.

http://www.advertisehotspot.com/forum.htm

Im sorry Forumotion, but your security is unacceptable. Anyone can hack forumotion forums at any time. It is honestly terrible. You need to pick up the slack. Seriously.

~Gasol

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Solved Re: Major Forum Hack

Post by Sanket on October 6th 2010, 5:59 am

I think Typlo did a backup to your forum, as i had mentioned him about this thread.

Try logging into your forum. Is any of the admin able to login?

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Solved Re: Major Forum Hack

Post by Darren1 on October 6th 2010, 6:49 am

@micro1000 wrote:When i go to ah i see it's restored.
But i also see my account online(but i can't log in there) so i guess it's the hacker again.


Not likely.
It would of been Typlo, you see he had to access your founding account in order to do the restorations.
It's normal business as that's how the techs ensure all problems are fixed, and they check your settings via this way Wink

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Solved Re: Major Forum Hack

Post by Leviosa on October 6th 2010, 9:49 am

I have indeed made a backup of your forum to retrieve the content, do you have access to your founder email address?


No help without your forum url
No support via private message



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Solved Re: Major Forum Hack

Post by identityproof on October 7th 2010, 8:38 am

Yes Typlo. I'm the founder.

Another problem...

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Solved Re: Major Forum Hack

Post by Sanket on October 7th 2010, 10:49 am

Joel, You might want to discuss these details via PM with Typlo.

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Solved Re: Major Forum Hack

Post by Gasol_The_Great on October 8th 2010, 5:49 am

So wait, now the forum is being blackmailed? Shocked

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Solved Re: Major Forum Hack

Post by identityproof on October 8th 2010, 7:53 am

I have no idea. And now Tayne came to my forum and sent me a PM.

Hey Joel, add me on msn. I need to talk to you about this bullshit everybody is saying that I hacked this ace forum.

Msn: tayne@taynec8.co.uk

Tayne.

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Solved Re: Major Forum Hack

Post by Sanket on October 8th 2010, 10:43 am

Joel, is your forum back up & running? Give a yes or a No.

I don't really expect you to post things anymore in this thread. Personal problems can be solved via PM's.

Also, if you need to Report anything do it via PM's to Typlo.


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Solved Re: Major Forum Hack

Post by identityproof on October 8th 2010, 4:15 pm

okay. Yes, its back.

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Solved Re: Major Forum Hack

Post by drachemeister on October 8th 2010, 6:00 pm

@Gasol_The_Great wrote:Because it was my account that used to remove all the content in the Packages section. It was then banned to stop the hacker, and then unbanned later...

Then the next day (today) was when one of our Moderators and one of our Administrators had their accounts hacked.

There is no way they could have known my password though (and Im certain they couldnt have known both the other's passwords either)... Could they be using some sort of program to disable passwords or something?

Gasol,
There is no password that can be hacked. Even if your password is 500 characters long, contains various letters, numbers, and symbols, it can STILL be hacked. If the CIA and FBI databases can be hacked, your SIMPLE 14 character password can EASILY be hacked. There is no such thing as an "unhackable" password / website. Even if you have a million passwords protecting *one* account, it it STILL hackable.

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Solved Re: Major Forum Hack

Post by Adam360 on October 8th 2010, 6:02 pm

Can this thread be locked yet?

Everybody keeps posting the same thing, and Joel already said its fixed!

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Solved Re: Major Forum Hack

Post by Neoroify on October 8th 2010, 8:15 pm

They're as geeks say "Attention Whores" XD! looking for higher post count, attempting to reach the top.

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Solved Re: Major Forum Hack

Post by Sanket on October 8th 2010, 8:50 pm

Since this thread appears to be solved, I will lock this thread and mark it as solved.


Sanket Smile


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