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GOLD Member since Aug 2005


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Location: Bay Area, California, USA

Total posts: 128
Posted:Since a few HOPers regularly visit as well, I thought it would be important to inform you of this incident

 Written by: Dave

Quick and dirty message:
Server got hacked into by some hackers and they put some trojan on there. Because i was out of the country I was not able to take down the server nor able to issue the necessary requests for datacenter assistance. The exploit has NOT yet been discovered or made public and the usual scans don't show anything wrong on our server, and thus I am going to reinstall everything on the server. It should not take more than a week. The staff is backing everything up at the moment. In good news, I will probably install a newer version of the forum. Sorry guys.
Also, I highly recommend you run Firefox ( as a browser from now on, so hackers don't have incentive to keep hacking servers around the world. In addition, please run all virus scans if you were on from 5/22 to 5/25. I highly advise you to not log into financial instition web sites and if you did, please change your passwords immediatly, preferably on a different computer.
To keep in touch with the latest news, I recommend joining the chat room on AOL instant messanger or the SoulSeek Chat rooms. I will login periodically to notify people on the progress of everything.
On the plus side, the media center will be forced to be redone, and newer, faster versions of everything will be installed.

The site has been down for a few days, hopefully with some luck it will be back up again soon

missegyptology: "I just remember beingall off balance and unicycling really fast down to campus and the arabic was all blurred on the page"

^When Linz pulls an all nighter before Arabic class^

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Location: NYC, NY, USA

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Hugs to CynicDave and the rest.

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Yes, let's go.
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SILVER Member since Aug 2003


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Location: NJ or DE, USA

Total posts: 2293
Posted:Yeah...I found out about that yesterday. I feel really bad for Dave. frown

Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?

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GOLD Member since Apr 2003

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Location: New Zealand

Total posts: 920
Posted:Damn that sucks frown

Best wishes for sorting it all out as soon as possible.

If there's anything i can do to help then gimme a shout,


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