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Iron Yeoman
05-26-2011, 05:34 PM
Earlier this evening the site went all pete tong and I was redirected to some advert site. What on earth happened? Was the site a victim of hackers or was it some sort of crazy upgrade?

tankgeezer
05-26-2011, 05:45 PM
I think something evil our way came, I would like to hear the story though, perhaps the Lord high Admins will tell us about it.

downwithpeace
05-26-2011, 06:55 PM
Sadly the place was hacked, check the email you registered on this site with and you might have gotten an email or two with that adf.ly link in them. Glad to see everything is getting back to normal and hopefully no serious damage was done.
Nice job Procyon, fast too.

tankgeezer
05-26-2011, 07:25 PM
I did get that email,didnt open it. and if anyone else finds it, don't open it, or you might find some type of nasty surprise. it did not originate with the owner, or staff. If you did open it, what happened?

The Commander
05-26-2011, 07:37 PM
Yep, I got two emails about it. One had a link, which I did not click on, and the other mentioned MetroWiki.com. I did a Google search on it and immediately knew it was bogus. So, no harm to me. Although, it's been awhile since I have posted here, I had to reset my password. I plan on being a bit more active here now.

downwithpeace
05-26-2011, 10:15 PM
I did get that email,didnt open it. and if anyone else finds it, don't open it, or you might find some type of nasty surprise. it did not originate with the owner, or staff. If you did open it, what happened?


Emails:
http://i53.tinypic.com/33kq7pk.jpg
1st
http://i51.tinypic.com/amqslv.jpg
2nd
http://i51.tinypic.com/2z4ba50.jpg

The one with the link redirects here through the pay site, it's the same link that covered this site earlier.
There were no attachments so they are clean, same as if sent from here but that link will only help the hacker if you click it.

Just to be safe, everyone should change their passwords.

tankgeezer
05-26-2011, 11:09 PM
Agreed, it is a wise thing to do, so far, no one knows how deep into the system they got. You all might consider changing any other sensitive passwords you use.

Churchill
05-27-2011, 12:44 AM
Uh... PMs are kinda messed up... It shows a PM that I responded to as unread...

tankgeezer
05-27-2011, 12:46 AM
Then read it again,,,, ;)

VonWeyer
05-27-2011, 01:19 AM
Got a weird email to...it looked suspicious, so i just deleted it...no harm done.

Iron Yeoman
05-27-2011, 02:41 AM
What a bunch of rotters, I hope someone hacks their poxy site.

flamethrowerguy
05-27-2011, 07:54 AM
Allegedly some folks got odd emails including slander etc.
Is it just me or did the site slow down enormously?

Procyon
05-27-2011, 08:32 AM
Sorry about that guys! Whoever did this did a bunch of other things as well such as sending spam. I received a lot of help from my host, so most of the credit should go to them.

Iron Yeoman
05-27-2011, 09:09 AM
No need for you to apologise, one rather hopes some form of Karmic justice is meted out to the rotters who did this to the site.

Procyon
05-27-2011, 09:14 AM
Btw the backup is a bit older, so that's why you see unread PMs and also some threads are gone.

skorzeny57
05-27-2011, 09:59 AM
Emails:
http://i53.tinypic.com/33kq7pk.jpg
1st
http://i51.tinypic.com/amqslv.jpg
2nd
http://i51.tinypic.com/2z4ba50.jpg

The one with the link redirects here through the pay site, it's the same link that covered this site earlier.
There were no attachments so they are clean, same as if sent from here but that link will only help the hacker if you click it.

Just to be safe, everyone should change their passwords.

I received, yesterday late evening, the same E-Mail and the same message that downwithpeace had. I've been trying many times to send some PM or E-Mails (from picture section), but with no result... Everytime i tried to submit something, suddenly appeared that link http://adf.ly/1c65R, that they called "site sister" of NetroWiki.com... Do you really think that it may be a good advice to change our own password?

Iron Yeoman
05-27-2011, 10:03 AM
I would chap, just to be safe. I tried to PM you as it said you were online at the time to ask if you knew what was going on but it told me I couldn't.

downwithpeace
05-27-2011, 10:29 AM
Sorry about that guys! Whoever did this did a bunch of other things as well such as sending spam. I received a lot of help from my host, so most of the credit should go to them.
Sadly this type of thing goes hand in hand with websites these days, credit to you and the host.


Do you really think that it may be a good advice to change our own password?
Better safe then sorry.

tankgeezer
05-27-2011, 12:07 PM
Changing passwords is the cheapest, and easiest security measure at one's disposal. i strongly recommend it.

Nickdfresh
05-27-2011, 08:09 PM
Changed mine for the first time in the five years I've been here...

No problems with the email though.