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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
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Posted - 12/12/2007 :  09:20:33  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Folks, our forums got hacked a little last Sunday. Some of you may even have noticed.

Someone managed to make himself an administrator, and then added a "trojan horse" program to our main forums page.

We've undone the changes, and fixed our software so that the same trick can't be pulled again.

However, if you visited our main forum page between about 2 PM on Sunday, December 9th and 9 AM on Monday, December 10th, and you are using a version of Internet Explorer that hasn't been patched with Microsoft's security upgrades since October of 2006, and your antivirus software is way out-of-date, you may have received the trojan "VBS/Psyme" and perhaps whatever it happens to try to load onto your machine these days.

No passwords, email addresses or other personal information was examined by the interloper.

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pleco
SFN Addict

USA
2996 Posts

Posted - 12/12/2007 :  09:48:14   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sorry to hear that...I hope you were able to get IP address information...

by Filthy
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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 12/12/2007 :  10:10:28   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Was that what broke the url links for a time? And if I'm using Firefox, should I be ok?


"A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true." --Demosthenes

"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

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Dave W.
Info Junkie

USA
26012 Posts

Posted - 12/12/2007 :  10:37:15   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, that's what broke the URLs, the hacker turned forum code OFF.

From what I can tell from the description of VBS/Psyme, it uses a very old security hole in Internet Explorer to do its dirtywork, so Firefox users should be fine. If your antivirus software hasn't alerted on anything, then you shouldn't worry.

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H. Humbert
SFN Die Hard

USA
4574 Posts

Posted - 12/12/2007 :  10:59:45   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send H. Humbert a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ok, cool. Thanks.


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"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself - and you are the easiest person to fool." --Richard P. Feynman

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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 12/12/2007 :  14:22:28   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, give me the fucker's IP address. I have a whole bucket-full of wheel weights ready to melt down for bullet material.

Shit! I just got over some wimpy, little, pizza-faced pussy who can't get a date screwing up my computer, and now this...




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"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


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Valiant Dancer
Forum Goalie

USA
4826 Posts

Posted - 12/12/2007 :  15:55:18   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Valiant Dancer's Homepage Send Valiant Dancer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by filthy

Yes, give me the fucker's IP address. I have a whole bucket-full of wheel weights ready to melt down for bullet material.

Shit! I just got over some wimpy, little, pizza-faced pussy who can't get a date screwing up my computer, and now this...






Fil, you find this guy, I'll buy the rope.

Shootin' is too good for him.

Let him dangle a while.

Like until his quivering body is forever still.

Cthulhu/Asmodeus when you're tired of voting for the lesser of two evils

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Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

Sweden
9677 Posts

Posted - 12/12/2007 :  16:04:09   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Valiant Dancer

Fil, you find this guy, I'll buy the rope.

Shootin' is too good for him.

Let him dangle a while.

Like until his quivering body is forever still.
Can't we hang him up by his feet, and we can play piņata instead.

While trying to investigate the little rat bastard, he managed to screw up my system by downloading a keylogger on my computer. The attempt failed, but left my registry setting all whacked out. CTRL+Alt+Del wouldn't work anymore...


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filthy
SFN Die Hard

USA
14408 Posts

Posted - 12/12/2007 :  16:49:13   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send filthy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hang him by the feet -- I like it; he'll stay concious longer as he goes into traumatic shock whilst being savagly beaten to death prior to the molton wheel weights.

I don't understand; what inspires people to commit this sort of pointless and often expensive vandalism? Hell, if it were personal, I could see some rhyme & reason for it, but it's not even that -- it's unlikely that this creep is aquainted with any of us (a state of affairs I'd like to radically alter).

I don't know how to find someone from an IP address but I'll bet that my son-in-law does. And then, the kneecapping can begin....




"What luck for rulers that men do not think." -- Adolf Hitler (1889 - 1945)

"If only we could impeach on the basis of criminal stupidity, 90% of the Rethuglicans and half of the Democrats would be thrown out of office." ~~ P.Z. Myres


"The default position of human nature is to punch the other guy in the face and take his stuff." ~~ Dude

Brother Boot Knife of Warm Humanitarianism,

and Crypto-Communist!

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pleco
SFN Addict

USA
2996 Posts

Posted - 12/12/2007 :  17:09:36   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit pleco's Homepage Send pleco a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I wonder if this was a Christo-terrorist.

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