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Old 05-04-2011, 11:55 PM   #1
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Default Board was down, but we're back up

Apparently a hacker group decided to have a little fun with roughly 200 forums tonight..ours being one of them. Took a bit, but we're back up and secured.

If you had a custom user title, I had to reset it back to your default one. Just go back into your profile and enter in your custom user title again.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:13 AM   #2
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Nice job on getting us back so fast. Seems a lot of admins were struggling with it.
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:17 AM   #3
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Looks like we lost thread subscriptions too. Were any personal details like email address compromised/stolen?
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Old 05-05-2011, 12:56 PM   #4
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Excellent Work - Thanks!
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Old 05-05-2011, 01:06 PM   #5
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No info was compromised or stolen, they didn't have free reign on the database itself.
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Old 05-05-2011, 06:40 PM   #6
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Thanks Jeeplaw, I wrote http address 4 times thinking I was doing it wrong..lol...Do you think its better if we keep the Springtrailsonline website only to Spring Trails residents and private?
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Old 05-05-2011, 08:26 PM   #7
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I've considered that, but it's been pretty good catching spambots and russians It was only one 3rd party module which caused the ruckus, and that's been taken care of. I want to try and keep this board as open and free as possible. Many people aren't tech savvy and if they saw a "closed" or private board, they might not give it a 2nd look.

As long as my spam measures and honeypot traps keep working to keep the bad guys out, i'll keep the board open
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Old 05-09-2011, 02:53 PM   #8
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Just put in some image verification stuff to help slow down these spammers as well. Those damn russians have been picking up the pace over there!
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