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#1 Rob Donovan

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Posted 01 November 2006 - 09:40 PM

Hi & welcome back all,

Well, Sunday night we got hacked and the front page of ProivRC was defaced.

Initially, I thought it was just that, but after a bit of looking around I noticed that someone had managed to install scripts to allow them to access my server via PHP.

This is why I took the site down as I could not verify 100% everything in every dir.

I presume they got in because I was running a fairly old version of the forum software, I wasnt particualy worried about it up till then because who is gonna hack a Proiv site!

However, obviously there are people with not much to do.

The IP originated over from Moldova, and I have contacted their ISP, but I dont expect much back from them.

Since the hack, I blocked the IP subnet that the user was coming in from, and in the last 3 days they have been trying to access the site again.

I've upgraded the software over the last 3 days to give us more security, something that I had been testing etc on another server for the last few weeks.

I have not been able to do everything I wanted, so I will continue to change stuff over the next few weeks.

Any questions just ask,

Rob D.

#2 Rory

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 10:04 AM

Hi Rob

I don't know where you get the time to admin this site, I'm sure it is much appreciated by many proiv developers.

Thanks for providing it.

Regards
Rory

P.S. the hacker must be really desperate :)

#3 Rob Donovan

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Posted 03 November 2006 - 10:16 AM

I don't know where you get the time to admin this site,


Normally there isnt too much to do, but this week has been a bit busy, as you can guess.

Hopefully after the weekend it will get quiet again, and I can get back to coding ProIV IDE :)

Rob.

#4 Glenn Meyers

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Posted 10 November 2006 - 04:10 PM

Hi Rob

I don't know where you get the time to admin this site, I'm sure it is much appreciated by many proiv developers.

Thanks for providing it.

Regards
Rory

P.S. the hacker must be really desperate :)


Ya, what he said!

Thanks Bro.



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