We're Back(ish)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by tweakmonkey, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    Long story short...

    It's been a hell of a last 72 hours.

    I was in Costa Mesa for work, using only my phone for Internet access, and I received an email saying that a phishing scam was being hosted on Tweak3D. By the time I even tried to load the site it was down. Essentially, it was like horrible spyware that filled our web server with nasty buggers, sending out mass emails trying to rip people off.

    It was sending so many emails that the server basically crashed. We deleted everything and are re-populating the site. This will explain the arbitrary/non-SEO friendly URLs, and a lack of many regular features at the moment. Many parts of the forum will not work right now but I will work on that over the next 24-hours.

    It did not really mess with the forums, but it would be a good idea to change your password etc., anyway.

    Anyway, welcome back.
  2. Caucasian Hammer

    Caucasian Hammer Jesus, Man.

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    Wooooooo!!!!

    Me and Octane just figured you took the hosting bill donations and ran.
  3. czechrboard tassia

    czechrboard tassia Likes gay people.

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    LOLcats kept me company, but now I can waste time properly again :)
  4. gB dAvId x

    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    Seems like forever since the forums were back!!! Feel's different without all the ads
  5. gB dAvId x

    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    lol
  6. Goofus Maximus

    Goofus Maximus Too old to be this dumb!

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    Hmmm. Should we change our passwords, do you think? Or was it some other sort of attack?
  7. Dustin

    Dustin Junior Member

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    The site was down?
  8. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    Haha :D
  9. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    The passwords are encrypted, but the offender basically had access to -everything- if they were aware of it or not, so I'd recommend doing that.
  10. gB dAvId x

    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    This password is just generated numbers that isn't close to anything I use in my other accounts, so I'm not worried myself.
  11. bigwill51534

    bigwill51534 Saint, Church of Ryanism

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    Awesome, thanks for getting us back up and going, Dan!

    ~Will Courtier~
  12. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    nice..

    now i gotta change all my passwords..
  13. demonizeZ

    demonizeZ Junior Member

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    Nice work... If any of us can help lighten the work load, feel free to ask man.

    So any way to backtrack who is responsible for the problems?
  14. randomtask

    randomtask Chimp.

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    I thought scrubbin bubbles must not have donated this month!
  15. Coleman

    Coleman fresh off the corner

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    Fuck Dan. I was so bored I went outside. Don't scare me like that again.
  16. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    lmao!! i thought the same damn thing, in humor.
  17. SoulAssassin

    SoulAssassin Car Ramrod

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    HOw'd someone gain that level of access to the server? Was it someone/something that guesses a user's password?
  18. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    Woo-hoo!!!
    Not that I had enough time to surf this last few daze.I got a shit ton of stuff done at the cottage. Not exactly sure how much time you spend on something until it's gone. texture, paint flooring and doors/trims and i'm ready for final inspections. In the last couple of days I managed to wire/pass electrical inspection, roofing, insulate/pass insulation inspection, hang all the sheetrock/tape and muds. I may be able to move in by the end of march :).
    With all the work, I still missed T3D.
  19. Octane91

    Octane91 <smartass comment> Staff Member

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    i didnt say he just ran, i said he took the donations money and ran to the Spearmint Rhino :D
  20. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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  21. They figured out Dan's password was "god". It's clearly one the four most used passwords.
  22. ninefivezero

    ninefivezero infinite resolution

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    Just a second ago I went to make a new thread with some pictures I took, and the image gallery doesn't work yet :(

    Oh well.

    Good to see we are back and running, I'm sure things will be back to normal soon enough.
  23. MaesterB

    MaesterB King of the Wicker People

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    HAHAHAHA...

    Good to see the site is up. It was weird cuz I could get access from my mobile, but through normal means.
  24. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    No, it was a security hole in our old CMS (which is odd, I had just updated it like 2 days prior to this incident). I'm bypassing the whole thing now, making all the old articles into plain HTML. It's a daunting task.
  25. demonizeZ

    demonizeZ Junior Member

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    just notice Tweakmonkey, that under your name the join date is Dec 1969...:p