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General => Open Discussion => Topic started by: sonshine777 on March 18, 2007, 02:02:48 am

Title: Terranuts Website
Post by: sonshine777 on March 18, 2007, 02:02:48 am
Has anyone heard what may have happened to the Terranuts Website?
I won't let me login and it only shows a handful of members. I know there are
a few terranuts that browse these pages as I do and thought you may have heard something.
Title: Re: Terranuts Website
Post by: king_tiger_666 on March 18, 2007, 06:11:43 am
down for maintenance ? it doesn't load for me so probably server issues

Title: Re: Terranuts Website
Post by: Rids on March 18, 2007, 07:11:59 am
It was hacked at 7:30am CST yesterday. Some (insert expletive) ran queries on the member's database and removed all of the members, basically destroying the whole site. This wasn't some security highlighting exploit, it was purely malicious and destructive. I am in the process of restoring from backups so only some 6 hours should be lost. I will however, need to change all of my passwords because the hacker somehow gained access to my super-admin account. I am hopeful that I will get the site back up and running at some point today.
Title: Re: Terranuts Website
Post by: Will on March 18, 2007, 07:23:13 am
damn, why do people do this type of stuff (besides taking information) is there any reason to be so destructive?

Regards,

Will
Title: Re: Terranuts Website
Post by: king_tiger_666 on March 18, 2007, 07:27:49 am
just a few weeks ago some Turkish hacker, hacked something like 20000 websites in 1 day hosted by my old isp and replaced all the front pages with hacked by so and so....  caused all sorts of mayhem... shows what sort of life some people have

Title: Re: Terranuts Website
Post by: Will on March 18, 2007, 07:32:59 am
Well I mean the goverment can do that that without screwing up the sites so why does the destruction of information really help anyone? I mean tagging is bad but if you just put your name as the homepage then some can use a back-up but when you delet an entirememer base thats going to far.


Regards,

Will
Title: Re: Terranuts Website
Post by: king_tiger_666 on March 18, 2007, 07:43:32 am
this was total deletion of websites.  and the isp didn't have backups as I guess it relied on the user... some web designer got a email from a business wanting to know if he had a copy of their site he had designed 6 months prior.... lol.... now that's really got to hurt
Title: Re: Terranuts Website
Post by: Will on March 18, 2007, 07:48:05 am
oh man, well I guess its basically what you said these people really need to get a *little* more social, for example I went to to movies and saw 300 with my friends. This a a non-destrucrtive way to be happy and does not come with the fear of being traced.

Regards,

Will
Title: Re: Terranuts Website
Post by: Dark Fire on March 18, 2007, 08:21:52 am
Most hackers are failed programmers. That's why they tend to delete a lot of things and cause mayhem.
Title: Re: Terranuts Website
Post by: child@play on March 18, 2007, 08:24:04 am
Quote from: Dark Fire on March 18, 2007, 08:21:52 am
Most hackers are failed programmers. That's why they tend to delete a lot of things and cause mayhem.



;D would make a nice signature
Title: Re: Terranuts Website
Post by: Will on March 18, 2007, 08:28:17 am
its asking for these fourms to be hacked though.

Regards,

Will
Title: Re: Terranuts Website
Post by: Dark Fire on March 18, 2007, 08:41:59 am
Perhaps that would be a good display name on an instant messaging system (but perhaps not, if some of your contacts are hackers)...
Title: Re: Terranuts Website
Post by: sonshine777 on March 18, 2007, 09:08:41 am
Quote from: Rids on March 18, 2007, 07:11:59 am
It was hacked at 7:30am CST yesterday. Some (insert expletive) ran queries on the member's database and removed all of the members, basically destroying the whole site. This wasn't some security highlighting exploit, it was purely malicious and destructive. I am in the process of restoring from backups so only some 6 hours should be lost. I will however, need to change all of my passwords because the hacker somehow gained access to my super-admin account. I am hopeful that I will get the site back up and running at some point today.


Thanks Rids I figured it was some kind of crash, I wish it hadn't been a hacker though. Don't you wish you could put some kind od hack activated virus on your server that would wipe out the hackers machine? ;D
Title: Re: Terranuts Website
Post by: Volker Harun on March 18, 2007, 04:16:46 pm
Just to point on one thing: To hack a site has the purpose of showing security issues (hackers)
To crack a site has the destructive/spying component (Cracker)
Title: Re: Terranuts Website
Post by: Will on March 18, 2007, 04:18:12 pm
true.

Regards,

Will
Title: Re: Terranuts Website
Post by: Dark Fire on March 18, 2007, 05:02:28 pm
Same thing, different uses.
Title: Re: Terranuts Website
Post by: king_tiger_666 on March 18, 2007, 07:12:56 pm
its back up and running now ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Terranuts Website
Post by: Oshyan on March 19, 2007, 02:15:39 am
Rids, you have my sympathies. Of course you know I've had to deal with this sort of thing a number of times on Ashundar, but I'm glad to say at least that it has never been as severe as your incedent. I'm glad to hear things are already back up and that's a testament to the tight ship you run there, with good regular backups. Well handled. :)

- Oshyan