NMA was hacked

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Odin, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Odin

    Odin Carbon Dated and Proud
    Admin

    Apr 2, 2003
    There will always be guys like this around, I dont mind that people hack a site. But starting to delete threads, banning moderator and taking a full backup of the database just shows his true colors.

    People might want to change their passwords, because if he actually did take a backup then he can get anyones password out sadly.

    Im working on fixing the security holes and changing passwords for the site now.
     
  2. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Thanks for the quick help Odin - I was a bit concerned when people told me that this message appeared here but I couldn't see any info about it. ;D

    I changed my password on all sites where I use the same or a similar already.
     
  3. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    I hope there aren't too many people who use the same password here as anywhere important. If the recent spate of hacking left and right taught us anything, it's that you can't live without unique passwords anymore.
     
  4. generalissimofurioso

    generalissimofurioso The Hole Time Orderite

    Jun 17, 2007
    Well, all he got was a password that I don't use for anything anymore.

    Oooooh, enjoy attempting to pretend to be me on here.

    That's all he could do with it.
     
  5. Skynet

    Skynet Mildly Dipped

    501
    Jun 5, 2003
    I bet the hacker is Fantastic from Helios One.
     
  6. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Well the mail I sue here was made exclusively for this forum, so no worries here.
     
  7. Richwizard

    Richwizard So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
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    Jan 18, 2010
    That's because only a pathetic loser with no friends and too much time on his hands would bother, especially with old code. As it has been pointed out, users changing passwords here might not be productive until the hole is patched. However, if anyone uses similar usernames and/or passwords elsewhere would be well advised to change them. This jerk has our email addresses, as well as usernames and passwords. Be especially sure that you change these things on any sites where any financial transactions can take place, like Steam.
     
  8. marstonkyale

    marstonkyale First time out of the vault

    53
    Oct 22, 2008
    I want to pretend to be you... ;)

    On a more serious note though. The idiot obviously didn't cover his tracks well and I encourage the staff at NMA to seek out the help of the computer crimes department at their "local?" law enforcement agency because when he obtained that information it made him at least somewhat dangerous. As a network administrator for a medium sized company I am often amazed at people who use the same passwords for their banking information as they would anything else.
     
  9. Odin

    Odin Carbon Dated and Proud
    Admin

    Apr 2, 2003
    Im just glad my password was aaaaancient, anyhoo Im sure my host will have a field day with this.
     
  10. Nark

    Nark Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 6, 2008
    What I still don't understand is why he would backup the database on his computer and THEN tell everyone that he's a good guy and doesn't want to harm people or anything?

    Seriously, what the fuck?

    Also, I think it might be worth noting that at the time this was happening there were around 130 guests on the forum (and still are by the looks of it). Is this normal? I don't check the bottom of the page that often.
     
  11. Odin

    Odin Carbon Dated and Proud
    Admin

    Apr 2, 2003
    Found some more fake ip adresses I can only assume:
    173.254.216.69
    79.143.177.207
     
  12. marstonkyale

    marstonkyale First time out of the vault

    53
    Oct 22, 2008
    Great suggestion. :clap: I was thinking of more serious things like paypal and banking sites. Never even crossed my mind people using steam might have had the same password here as there.
     
  13. Korin

    Korin So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs
    Admin

    Aug 6, 2010
    My password is so secure I don't even know what it is so I'm not too worried.

    I would love to volunteer and help out with the technical end of things if the people just aren't available.
     
  14. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    You've already helped quite extensively I believe.

    Might take you up on that depending on if Odin has time. We happened to just be working on large-ish updates when this happened. So it goes.
     
  15. babadook

    babadook Lived Through the Heat Death
    Orderite

    Apr 2, 2005
    Sweet!

    Not.

    The hacker obviously wants attention so lets not give him more than he already has received mmkay?
     
  16. Dead Guy

    Dead Guy Senate Board Director oTO Moderator Orderite

    Nov 9, 2008
    This sounds like the work of Baidu spiders.
     
  17. Odin

    Odin Carbon Dated and Proud
    Admin

    Apr 2, 2003
    Wouldnt mind some help on the technical side, as I havent really touched this site in ages. Was in the process of planning an upgrade for this site these last few weeks, untill this happened.

    Another thing we really need is someone who can do templates/gfx for the site as well, which is really what we are lacking to finish off our new site.
     
  18. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    Is it "just" the site or the forum aswell which needs new templates? *glances to Wooz..*
     
  19. Odin

    Odin Carbon Dated and Proud
    Admin

    Apr 2, 2003
    Well, the site will look very similar to the forum basicly. So its more seemless, Wooz is onboard with gfx but he doesnt know about templates and such as far as I know.
     
  20. Unholy6

    Unholy6 First time out of the vault

    5
    Sep 17, 2011
    Hacking sounds so...boring.