Announcement ATR Owners Club Hacked

Discussion in 'Club Announcements & News' started by DeviateDefiant, Thursday 28th Aug, 2014.

  1. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Don't know much in the way of details at the moment, but someone went and replaced the site with this single image:

    10580264_942229319136802_5848847049829839324_n.

    Then followed up about 45 minutes later with this:

    10615568_942232372469830_424324538263538313_n.

    Site is now recovered and back online. The hacker did however announce that he'd got into and "wanted to see" the user table, if anyone is a member on both sites and shares the same passwords - change them. If the password hashes in the database aren't salted it's easy to reverse them to plain text.

    Discussion here regarding what happened.
     
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  2. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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  3. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    Word is they used a pre-made downloadable script to exploit a vulnerability in their forum software.

    For the record, there's no known vulnerabilities for our forum software which we don't already have patched.
     
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  4. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    IPB board has made all the updates available but admins don't bother as it a lot of mither:Wink:

    DD you could flip pancakes out of XF in your sleep:Niceone:
     
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  5. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Needless to say, when you two start on computer terms, I'm left standing. However, what I do get, is that you've got it covered.
     
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  6. DeviateDefiant Co-Founder Staff Team

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    No site is 100% secure, but I try my best to keep us airtight and cover our backs :Smile:
     
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  7. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    Yup, it's all about layers and making it more difficult.
     
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  8. Ichiban Founder Staff Team

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    Yes its afine balance , but if they want to get in they will get in no matter what.
     
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  9. Nels Moderator Staff Team

    That's just life. Making it as difficult as you can and keep changing / improving it.
     
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  10. MickyB Expert Advisor ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    If these people want to get in they'll just keep trying till they find a way. I'm like Nels lost in IT world but have faith in those around.
     
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  11. SpeedyGee Administrator Staff Team

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    :party:
     
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