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Downtime - Security Issue

11-11-2013, 10:35 PM
#1
Downtime - Security Issue

Hi guys,

Our downtime today was due to a security issue. One of the moderators accounts was compromised and there was an attempt to gain further access.

We shut it down pretty quickly. No data was lost. I'll fill in more when I get a chance.

arn
11-11-2013, 10:43 PM
#2
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Upstate NY/USA
Posts: 2,334
Thanks for the info Arn. I'm sure most of us were curious as to know why it went down.

11-12-2013, 02:04 AM
#3
At least it is sorted now. Couldn't access the forums before!
11-12-2013, 07:42 AM
#4
Hey Arn,

No big deal, but just thought you'd want/potentially need all the info you could get...

Last night whenever I attempted to refresh a page, I got some kind of "admin password" pop-up. This was occurring in the hours leading up to the site being inaccessible.

This morning, I was initially logged out, so I attempted to log back in using my "autofilled" information, and was warned that my password and user name weren't correct. Despite receiving the "failed" notice, all of my pages loaded as normal.

I threw up a quick post to test, and sure enough, here I am, signed on. Not sure what that was about, but figured more information couldn't hurt.

Edit: Now that I think about it, I'm going to go ahead and PM you this info...

DBC

I give up.
11-12-2013, 09:29 AM
#5
Sounds like someone is targeting vBulletin admins or something.

Xbox360achievements.org had a similar issue recently.

War. War never changes.
11-12-2013, 09:34 AM
#6
Quote:
Originally Posted by slammajamma28 View Post
Sounds like someone is targeting vBulletin admins or something.

Xbox360achievements.org had a similar issue recently.
there a link to that issue?

arn
11-12-2013, 02:12 PM
#8
Quote:
Originally Posted by arn View Post
there a link to that issue?

arn
They didn't go into it into detail on x360a, but they talked about it a bit more on the sister site, PS3T.org.

Here's the link to that thread:

http://www.ps3trophies.org/forum/fee...ed-thanks.html

War. War never changes.