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Malware/Virus and error messages.

Postby tim » Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:10 am

Some of you may have noticed that we got hacked.
I think I have it sorted and it seems to be fine again. I will also update the forum software to the new version, so a few minutes offline is to be expected.
Please let me know if you think anything is odd/broken - apart from the Finnish sense of humour ;-)

I'm really sorry for any trouble, and hope no-one got infected. I think the hack was in fact harmless, as the forum software bombed before any links could be followed but if anyone is worried, I would recommend a virus and malware scan if you can.

sorry again.

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Re: Malware/Virus and error messages.

Postby tim » Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:50 pm

Well, looks like I didn't catch everything. The main site has been quarantined because of a virus, so please bear with me until this is sorted out.
Unfortunately it's a holiday weekend and I may not have too much time, I have to contact the domain provider.

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Re: Malware/Virus and error messages.

Postby tim » Mon Apr 09, 2012 7:06 am

Well that was a marathon session. The virus infected 15 other sites on the same server, and after a recovery session something reinfected it all.
Anyway, I think, hope, it's under control. I don't think any posts have been affected.
Thanks for your patience everybody, and a happy what's left of Easter.

Belated happy birthday to Mark.

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Re: Malware/Virus and error messages.

Postby Marv968 » Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:23 pm

Cheers Tim. Bloody hackers :roll:

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Re: Malware/Virus and error messages.

Postby Michael J » Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:08 am

Thanks for your efforts - much appreciated.

To quote an old Prophet: "What a hell of a way to spend Easter!" :twisted:
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Re: Malware/Virus and error messages.

Postby GAScubaBum » Tue Apr 10, 2012 3:41 am

Thanks Tim! I know what you went through, and its not fun. Wondering what's going to be left of the website when you finish makes it even worse. You did a great job!

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Re: Malware/Virus and error messages.

Postby tim » Tue Apr 10, 2012 4:39 am

Thanks for your support, I appreciate it.
Dead right though, it's the not knowing what will be left afterwards that is the worst.

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Re: Malware/Virus and error messages.

Postby Mark » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:21 am

Cheers for the hours of effectively rewardless (is that a word?) work, Tim.
Needless to say I didn't notice a thing as somebody decided to throw in a holiday weekend in honour of my birthday 8)

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Re: Malware/Virus and error messages.

Postby Karza » Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:52 am

Thanks guys, great job! :D =D>

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Re: Malware/Virus and error messages.

Postby tim » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:29 am

Mark, greetings from Christoph, by the way. :-)

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Re: Malware/Virus and error messages.

Postby chris f » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:59 pm

Thanks Tim for a great forum --- I hardly noticed the downtime.
Knowing how much a simple problem with my PC winds me up, I bet you had a stressed out Easter.

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Re: Malware/Virus and error messages.

Postby iomrob » Fri Apr 13, 2012 9:37 am

ah, thanks tim, wondered what was wrong when i could not get in, thought you had just forgot to put 5 euro in the metre. good job, well done mate.
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