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Website Hackings
« on: July 07, 2012, 07:07:55 pm »
I just wanted to make a post to acknowledge that our site has experienced two malware hack attacks. These attacks do not appear to be aimed exclusively at us. Rather, they are server wide. My server admin is aware and working to resolve this from occurring again.

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Re: Website Hackings
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2012, 09:52:35 pm »
Damn Illuminati.

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Re: Website Hackings
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2012, 01:39:52 am »

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Re: Website Hackings
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2012, 12:03:17 pm »
That's a DNS hijacker Tett, was big enough that the FBI got involved. This right here's what we call trojan, some foolish pokey probably thought he'd come waltzin' in with his creeper-toe flashdrive, send the whole place a-blazin'.

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Re: Website Hackings
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2012, 09:06:07 pm »
It just happened again. Unfortunately, it is beginning to look more and more likely that the attacker is using some sort of exploit with our 'antiquated' forum/cms software. I will continue to monitor for the injection and try to find the root cause.

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Re: Website Hackings
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2012, 10:16:21 pm »
Just wondering if this has potential to put a virus on your computer?  Mine just got one today when I went to our website..   Had to take some serious action to restore my setup to working status.  It was some sort of trojan..

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Re: Website Hackings
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2012, 10:27:05 pm »
AVG seems to pick up on the code injection right away, keep a sharp eye though.

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Re: Website Hackings
« Reply #7 on: July 09, 2012, 10:38:33 am »
Chrome is doing the whole "Malware Detected On This Page" thing now.

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Re: Website Hackings
« Reply #8 on: July 09, 2012, 12:01:02 pm »
Well we saw this coming. :/
"To the darkened skies once more and ever onward."

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Re: Website Hackings
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2012, 12:23:09 pm »
Actually, it wasn't our software. Appears an FTP password was cracked/stolen.

The warning is not valid and only occurs on the 'www.' domain of the site. It appears google has flagged us as dangerous for the time being.

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Re: Website Hackings
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2012, 12:37:35 pm »
Quote from: "Lithium"
It appears google has flagged us as dangerous


Google is right.

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Re: Website Hackings
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2012, 01:02:40 pm »
Yeah, from their Webmaster tools it warned me and you can appeal it and it should go away soon.

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Re: Website Hackings
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2012, 01:06:49 pm »
I was actually just making a joke.  Like, we're dangerous, so people better step off or step up.

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Re: Website Hackings
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2012, 09:10:29 pm »
So... the website is safe at this point though, right? I haven't noticed any pop-ups or alerts from my browser or virus scanner.

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Re: Website Hackings
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2012, 01:26:41 am »
Yes, we should be in the all clear. As it turns out this was a simple FTP account hack which has now been thwarted. Luckily, the damage was light. It could have been much more destructive.

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