Have you ever been hacked?

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  1. Kaiser

    Kaiser Regular Member

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    Has any of your current or past websites ever been hacked?
     
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    Yes, my very first forum was hacked back in 2009. Somebody managed to wipe the server it was on and I lost everything with it. Since then though, I've used it as a medium to chat with friends and share stuff.
     
  3. cpvr

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    My community and my other myspace website was hacked in 2009 - this is because I trusted someone inside my server who shouldn't have had access.
     
  4. Bamboo

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    None of my websites have been hacked from what I can remember. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones.
     
  5. Kaiser

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    Sorry to hear thats why you have to be careful with who you trust.
    I have had that happen as well. I lost my general discussion forum that way.. all the sites on that server were hacked. The hosting was crappy.
     
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    Once when the server was compromised and the attacker damaged the database :mad:
     
  7. Kaiser

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    What did your host do about it? Did they keep backups?
     
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    Ya, I don't trust anyone inside my server now - except for my host, and developer. Other than that, nobody else has access. It also taught me how to secure my computer - with being behind a firewall, better passwords, and things like that.
     
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    the backups were corrupt so I had to restart :cry:
     
  10. cpvr

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    What are you doing for backups now? Do you use r1soft for off-site backups?
     
  11. Kaiser

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    Talk about bad luck. Sorry to hear.
     
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    that is slow, horrid and resource intensive, my VPS host has it's own in-house disaster recovery system it uses
     
  13. Ashley

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    My site was hacked not just once but twice in 2010. Once in January and once again in March. If it happens a third time that's probably when I really will give up owning a forum for good. Just too much hassle to wait for everything to be restored, and I'm not exactly what you would call patient.
     
  14. Kaiser

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    Chatting time or a older forum?
     
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    Older forum. We were on a different host and it was a totally different database. The one we have now is a restart that we came up with in August of 2010.
     
  16. Kaiser

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    Oh okay, I wish the best for you. I know how it feels to get hacked :(
     
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    Yeah, it wasn't fun, let me tell you. That's why I was one of the many members on Forum Promotion who were pissed when that one member decided to stage a hacking of his forum for April Fools. Just because your members were able to take it lightly doesn't mean some of the rest of us will. It was a pretty sick joke to say the least and if a forum ever tried that one on me, I would probably be logging out faster than I registered. Forum hacking is not a laughing matter, and those of us who have been victims of it, we know what it feels like to have a site hacked...Not a happy camper with that member at all. I was a member of his forum and you can bet I will NOT be going back to that site anytime soon.
     
  18. Kaiser

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    Yea it was pretty low of that other Admin Forum. I was surprised as its not very professional for an Admin Forum to do that.
     
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    I remember there was a competitor forum that staged a hacking, and blamed some of my staff members for it. Its not right to do it, but some people do it for kicks, and try to ruin other's reputation. It's sickening/
     
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    Really? It dosent get any lower then that.
     
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