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What Happened?

Postby Blaze » Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:13 pm

What's happened? Several threads and replies that were posted earlier today have disappeared. Most of them were good discussions--little that I thought would be considered inappropriate or offensive.

Does anyone know what happened?
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Postby concerned » Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:21 pm

I think there was server issues.
Somebody mentioned they lost PM's.
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Postby HappyPoet » Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:28 pm

I lost all the PMs I sent this morning. It looks like 12 hours of posts are missing from page one. TIMS sure has been unstable lately.

NHE, what's happening?
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Postby scorpion » Thu Dec 16, 2010 5:39 pm

HappyPoet wrote:I lost all the PMs I sent this morning. It looks like 12 hours of posts are missing from page one. TIMS sure has been unstable lately.

NHE, what's happening?


Yesterday when I tried to get on thisisms my screen went blank and it said the site had been hacked.
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Postby HappyPoet » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:00 pm

scorpion wrote:
HappyPoet wrote:I lost all the PMs I sent this morning. It looks like 12 hours of posts are missing from page one. TIMS sure has been unstable lately.

NHE, what's happening?


Yesterday when I tried to get on thisisms my screen went blank and it said the site had been hacked.

Yikes!
Did you report it to the moderators?
Was the message from the hacker or from the moderators?
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Postby scorpion » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:07 pm

HappyPoet wrote:
scorpion wrote:
HappyPoet wrote:I lost all the PMs I sent this morning. It looks like 12 hours of posts are missing from page one. TIMS sure has been unstable lately.

NHE, what's happening?


Yesterday when I tried to get on thisisms my screen went blank and it said the site had been hacked.

Yikes!
Did you report it to the moderators?
Was the message from the hacker or from the moderators?


You mean know one else saw this message? Weird. Yeah I attempted to go to thisisms and instead of going to the site a white screen appeared on my computer and in the upper left hand corner it said "site hacked by ....". I thought the site was having major issues so I did not think to report but it sounds like I should. Thanks HappyPoet.
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Postby Cece » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:12 pm

I saw it. "Hacked by Ghost61."
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Postby scorpion » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:14 pm

Cece wrote:I saw it. "Hacked by Ghost61."


Yep that was it. I believe it was probably one of those CCSVI militia groups!!! Jussssssst kidddding guys. I PM'd NHE with the info.
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Postby HFogerty » Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:38 pm

I saw it too, and noticed that Ghost was spelled with a little o. Seems that it may have eaten up many hours of posts. The following article is what I found while doing a search.

"Last week, I was on a Web forum where someone taked about his Web site being defaced. He'd been running an insecure install of phpNUKE without keeping on top of security patches, and his site was taken down and replaced with a page reading "Hacked by GHoST61" and a picture of the first president of Turkey.

I did some investigating, and discovered that GHoST61 is a prolific Turkish hacker who defaces Web pages in a very characteristic way; he or she replaces the home page with the message "Hacked by GHoST61" and sometimes a picture of the Turkish president, sometimes a missive against the Iraqui war, and sometimes a combination of both.

GHoST61 generally strikes me as being more of a script kiddie than a serious, knowledgable hacker. A Google search for the phrase "Hacked by Goost61" currently turns up about 30,000 results, the majority of which look like sites running old, outdated, insecure installs of phpNUKE, Drupal, ZenCart, osCommerce, or other server apps with known security holes. The attacks are probably automated, with point-n-drool tools that search for known vulnerabilities in popular Web application and content management packages."
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Re: What Happened?

Postby NHE » Thu Dec 16, 2010 9:26 pm

I will confirm that the site was attacked by a script kiddie hacker on Tuesday. Arron reset everything and may have restored some files from a backup thereby accounting for the lost posts. However, please let me know if you notice any continual problems.

Thanks, NHE
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Re: What Happened?

Postby CureIous » Thu Dec 16, 2010 10:40 pm

NHE wrote:I will confirm that the site was attacked by a script kiddie hacker on Tuesday. Arron reset everything and may have restored some files from a backup thereby accounting for the lost posts. However, please let me know if you notice any continual problems.

Thanks, NHE


Some kid fresh from Barnes and Noble with a "Hacking for Dummies". Groan. They give real hackers a bad name... I don't think the good denizens here fully realize what a headache it is to not only keep a site running, and moderate, but deal with that stuff on top of everything else.

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Postby Blaze » Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:10 am

Thanks NHE. Too bad because some good (and respectful!) discussions disappeared and don't seem to have been restored.

I wonder whose GHoST is haunting us?
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Postby scorpion » Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:05 am

Blaze wrote:Thanks NHE. Too bad because some good (and respectful!) discussions disappeared and don't seem to have been restored.

I wonder whose GHoST is haunting us?


Maybe we have all been a little naughty and Santa's giving us a heads up?
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Postby Blaze » Fri Dec 17, 2010 7:08 am

scorpion wrote:

Maybe we have all been a little naughty and Santa's giving us a heads up?


Oh, Oh, a lump of coal for all of us!
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Postby blossom » Fri Dec 17, 2010 12:25 pm

weird world we live in that for someone to get their kicks they gotta stoop to messing with a site like this. it would be nice if these people would use their energy and smarts to get rid of some of the real garbage bags that float through the internet. i hope they feel real proud and all puffed up!! bet they are thinking-boy i fixed those people with ms. i showed them-how dare them crawl to their computers and use their crippled bodies and their very intelligent minds to stand up to the system and pursue a help and a possible cure. YEAH, I'M DA MAN!!

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