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Site hacked tonight

Postby oeb » Mon Dec 28, 2009 3:40 pm

The website was hacked tonight adding an iframe containing a link to virus on several pages including the forum. Thanks to Ian for reporting this. The virus appears to be gone from the link now, and the affected pages of the website is also restored. I will of course start investigating to find the vulnerability that allowed this attack to happen. In my 12 years of online presence this has never happened before.
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Re: Site hacked tonight

Postby Ian » Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:23 am

Well done Oeb for getting rid of it. :)

It was pretty scary trying to come on and my Virus software going nuts. :shock:
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Re: Site hacked tonight

Postby fish » Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:29 am

Had the same thing. Thanks for getting rid of it Oeb.

Probably associated but when I came on here a few minutes ago there were no new postings showing, including this one.
I posted something in the "Anything else" subject and all of a sudden all these other postings appeared. :?

Hopefully that's only temporary until all the nasty business is fully disposed of.
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Re: Site hacked tonight

Postby Agnes&Elin Forever! » Tue Dec 29, 2009 11:59 pm

Dirty Ole annihilated the scum

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Re: Site hacked tonight

Postby Ian » Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:38 am

:lol:

We're all dirty on here. :wink:
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Re: Site hacked tonight

Postby Agnes&Elin Forever! » Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:43 am

No only you and Ole :P
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Re: Site hacked tonight

Postby Agnes&Elin Forever! » Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:45 am

"I'm dirty, which results in annihilation!" (Ian & Ole)

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Re: Site hacked tonight

Postby fish » Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:03 am

...and I'm just embarassed....again. :oops:



By the way Magnus, did you have any of the problems viewing posts which I seemed to have?
All seems fine now but until I posted something the other day I couldn't see anything new.
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Re: Site hacked tonight

Postby oeb » Wed Dec 30, 2009 3:56 am

I have now located the weakness in the code that made the attack possible. It was not related to the phpbb forum code, but rather the code of the web site itself. The code is improved now. This appears to be a purely automated injection much like how spambots work, i.e. not an attack directed specifically at this site as such.
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Re: Site hacked tonight

Postby Ian » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:36 am

Well, I suppose that's good, anyway.
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