• 13 July 2010 11:42:36

    Update on the forum situation

    posted by Dark0ne Site News
    I thought I would provide a quick update on the previously reported forum situation before heading out.

    In the late hours of Sunday night a Ukranian group managed to inject some malicious code in to the forum code using an exploit of the forum software. On Monday morning I attempted to resolve the issue by taking the forums offline and upgrading them to the latest version. Upgrading the forums also removes all the skins and customisations (such as kudos and the new AP system).

    Today I have re-applied the old forum skin that has been updated for the forum upgrade. I will not be re-applying any of the old customisations to the site until I can be sure that the hackers have been stopped in their tracks and the security hole has been plugged.

    At the time of writing the forums are perfectly safe and I have good reason to believe they shall remain so for the foreseeable future.

    This whole problem comes during a busy week for me; graduation week at my old university where many of my friends are graduating and celebrating. Similarly my sister is back from China with her husband and 1-year old child and it's been over a year since I've seen her, so I'm currently in demand!

    Things will be back to normal soon.

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