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Mazda626.net Recovering From Hack

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Today for the first time in 3+ years Mazda626.net Got hacked. We Spent the last 6 hours or so recovering the backups, Luckily we only lost 2 days of data. We don't have reason to believe any passwords were stolen/cracked, but we advise that you do change your passwords(I'll send out a site wide email reminding users to do so). Sometimes we just have to make the best out of the worst situations, so in light of this major issue we will be completely overhauling security (i've already started to do so).

Temporarily, Uploading images/profile pictures will most likely not work. But we will get this resolved in the next day. The important thing is that the board is back up and running for business.

Thanks for your understanding and support everyone, no matter what happens this community will always stay going strong, and we have a very committed volunteer staff to keep the site alive!

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really really hard to log in,.. that sucks. any idea who did it? was it that guy xeno was talking about? the spammer guy? =( gee even the smileys are out,.. i like those cute things.

plus posting is very slow,..

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thanks guys, there are other boards that have had far more trouble removing the offending code because they didn't have backups.... well done, i'd smile but since i cant... have a rabbit :D

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Was wondering what was going on today. I was working on the car all day and didn't even check the site out till about 10pm and noticed the last post was about 24 hours ago. The site lost minimal data I imagine thanks to the good backup regimen by the admins. Thanks for being forthright with everyone about the situation. Hopefully you guys can work with the IPB developers to figure out where the hole is and plug it.

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wow!!!! love the rabbit!! can i use it in my signature? =) (sorry if im of topic, cant help it)

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Fade, def wasnt Xeno. Hes an admin like me.

As for the root of the hack suspect it was either, slightly out of date ipboard or slightly out of date php(turns out php had a major exploit vulnerability.) Dont know 100% though.

Also well fix the site performace issues over the next 24 hours, this is what the site would be like without all of our tweaks :(. But were going to load em all back up.

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@NDM, I think Fade was talking about a recently "suspected" spammer.

@Fade, I doubt there is any connection. Spammers usually just spam a post or two that have some odd links.

Looks like we are on the latest IP.Board now, but obviously the skin isn't up to date. My guess is that why the normal Login modal window isn't working right. A work around at the moment is to go to http://mazda626.net/index.php?app=core&module=usercp and have it redirect you to an actual form.

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login should be fixed now :D

Also speed is backup to par, with where it was before.

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wow!!!! love the rabbit!! can i use it in my signature? =) (sorry if im of topic, cant help it)

do it!

once again a big thankyou to xeno and ndm for being so on the ball... can we send you guys cake?

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323 and protege are alot different. those are the same as a mazda mx3 and ford escort though pretty much. the only cars sharing the 626 chassis are the mazda mx6 and the ford probe.

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send em a big cake!! :biggrin: (yey!! smileys are working!!)

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wow!!!! love the rabbit!! can i use it in my signature? =) (sorry if im of topic, cant help it)

do it!

once again a big thankyou to xeno and ndm for being so on the ball... can we send you guys cake?

cant use the rabbit,.. to many lines,.. :sleep: sign,...

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this sucks,.. =( some post are missing,.. T.T who ever that hacker is,... I HATE YOU so MUCH! as in!!!

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yeah we lost about 2 days of posts, but its better than losing everything for sure.

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well,.. yeah,. but still :blush: i hate that hacker. i just do. of all the forums,.. why us? why not one of those honda forums :mellow:

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they hacked TONS of forums, kinda crazy, but it definitely wasn't just us.

but yeah agreed, web hackers that are doing harm = not cool

IMO android/iphone hackers = most of the time cool (and that is making jailbreaks, roots, custom software for jailbreak/root etc)

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if you could check most recent ip adress right before this stuff happened it would be a peice of cake, but we lost some data so that would be out of the question. implying you can look at the ip adresses and such

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IMO android/iphone hackers = most of the time cool (and that is making jailbreaks, roots, custom software for jailbreak/root etc)

White hackers,.. plenty of them here. hackers who hack bad hackers,.. :mellow: any member having that type of talent? he sure will be an asset,.. kinda like our personal online special forces,.. :p34fh:

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IMO android/iphone hackers = most of the time cool (and that is making jailbreaks, roots, custom software for jailbreak/root etc)

White hackers,.. plenty of them here. hackers who hack bad hackers,.. :mellow: any member having that type of talent? he sure will be an asset,.. kinda like our personal online special forces,.. :p34fh:

you think they'd tell you?? i wouldn't if i had that kind of talent...

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As a simple, humble man. I can only pray that the dark theme returns quickly.

I like to leave the site up, but when its so bright and blue, it burns my virgin pupils.

Im nocturnal, bright things hurt me.

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you think they'd tell you?? i wouldn't if i had that kind of talent...

Well, im just saying if anyone who can do it doesn't have to tell everybody,. he can just do it :blush:

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