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Old 09-13-2010, 19:32   #1 (permalink)
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One of the forums that I frequent was hacked last night. The I.P address was traced but it was someone overseas. They stole all of the paypal donations made to the website, banned moderators, and just generally created a bunch of chaos. There was some money in there too for updating the bulletin board software eventually.

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The poor administrator was up for 36 hours trying to put humpty dumpty back together again.
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Old 09-13-2010, 20:22   #2 (permalink)
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That's a tough one. There are some rotten people out there.
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Old 09-18-2010, 18:39   #3 (permalink)
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Sorry but that is amusing.

1. If they were running VB then someones password was either too simple or they shared it with someone else. vB pwds are not easy to crack, not saying impossible, but with the way they do it....it is not simple. PWDs should be difficult and never used for more than one location...ie server root pwd different than vb admin pwd different than PP pwd.

2. Backups. They are useful for something. You may lose a day of posts, but it will be returned to a working state and not making an admin have to guess who managed what forum.

3. The admin should have only had ONE person with root access to his server and 1 person with access to the VB backend itself with a difficult password. See #1

4. It is a learning experience.

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Old 09-19-2010, 19:21   #4 (permalink)
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Gotta love it.
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Old 09-19-2010, 19:54   #5 (permalink)
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That sucks! It is said to see things like that happen. It's to bad these hackers do not us their talents more productively....
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Old 09-20-2010, 01:48   #6 (permalink)
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Ya it is really foolishness!!
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