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#51
Did they just get to the user/password data or did they get access to the PM system too???

Those hackers should be getting what Zed and Maynard got from Ving Rhames in Pulp Fiction.... an opportunity to spend some time with "a couple of pipe hittin' brothers with a pair of pliers and a blowtorch" :shadedshu
 
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#52
Password all taken care of. Good job Admin's for quickly getting on top of this.
 

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#53
Did they just get to the user/password data or did they get access to the PM system too???
They only got the user table. So username, password, email address.

PMs were not accessed
 

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#54
You know what seems especially odd about this hack to me? It happened just as you launched a new website. I'm sure it's got something to do with it. What, I don't know.
 

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#56
They only got the user table. So username, password, email address.

PMs were not accessed
Good thing I changed my email password right away too!

You know what seems especially odd about this hack to me? It happened just as you launched a new website. I'm sure it's got something to do with it. What, I don't know.
Lots of people are online shopping since it's a holiday, maybe that
 

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#57
Yeah, Sony and NVIDIA taught us how not to speak to our readers about the situation.
You could have had a massive cover up for a week and then let one of the mods "leak" the info. Just think of the additional site traffic, flaming and potential massive increase in infractions !! :laugh:

Any site can get hacked including banks and military networks if the hacker is persistent enough. That's why I tend to not get too critical of the big boys when something like this happens ... unless they are not encrypting and/or salting critical user info.
 
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#58
Thanks for the quick deleting of my dumb thread Kreij!:toast:
Thanks btarunr for the infomation.
 

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#59
You know what seems especially odd about this hack to me? It happened just as you launched a new website. I'm sure it's got something to do with it. What, I don't know.
A conspiracy to strip TPU of vBulletin and implement Disqus all over? Maybe you're onto something.
 

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#60
A conspiracy to strip TPU of vBulletin and implement Disqus all over? Maybe you're onto something.
You might be taking the mickey, but the coincidence is a little odd, don't you think? It's not unreasonable to question it.

EDIT: motive? Just to make tpu look bad, because these hackers are mean f*ckers and like to spoil people's fun. Either that, or there's something deeper that we don't know about.
 
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#61
Thanks for the quick deleting of my dumb thread Kreij!:toast:
Thanks btarunr for the infomation.
I didn't delete it as I don't have mod access to that section, I just posted a link to this thread.
Don't worry, though, when something happens on the site and people freak out, they tend to comment before reading other threads. Happens all the time.

You should have seen comments and feedback after W1zz posted the fake takedown notice. rofl
 
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#62
Don't want the Disqus...
 

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#63
They only got the user table. So username, password, email address.

PMs were not accessed
So even emails? F**K! I bet they spam the sh*t out of us. So no way to tell us just who did this? Is there any way to bring criminal charges against them for this?

I feel violated raped almost!
 
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#64
Yeah i had to reset me pass as i wouldn't let me log in. Don't know if it was changed by some1 or it was just reset. Shitty hackers.
 

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#65
You might be taking the mickey, but the coincidence is a little odd, don't you think? It's not unreasonable to question it.

EDIT: motive? Just to make tpu look bad, because these hackers are mean f*ckers and like to spoil people's fun. Either that, or there's something deeper that we don't know about.
i know the attack vector and it was not npu .. /conspiracy
 

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#66
i know the attack vector and it was not npu .. /conspiracy
Just some ****** (insert your own expletive) out to spoil our fun then. Hate people like that.
 

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#67
W1zzard, thank you for being awesome and getting this for me so fast! :respect:
 

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#68
So even emails? F**K! I bet they spam the sh*t out of us.
If you shop online, half the companies you use probably sell their e-mail lists at some point, or at least give them to 3rd party "partners" (who never had an agreement with you not to sell them).
I doubt you will see a huge increase in spam.

Your username is public knowledge (as it's in every post you make) and your password has now been reset, so I wouldn't sweat it too much unless you use the same password all over the internet (which has always been a bad idea).
 

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#69
If you shop online, half the companies you use probably sell their e-mail lists at some point, or at least give them to 3rd party "partners" (who never had an agreement with you not to sell them).
I doubt you will see a huge increase in spam.

Your username is public knowledge (as it's in every post you make) and your password has now been reset, so I wouldn't sweat it too much unless you use the same password all over the internet (which has always been a bad idea).
No I have a different password for every thing I do. I have so many I have a list of them all and cross them off when they get changed. Thank you for this. It has made me feel much more at ease.
 

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It was Alec§taar.
 

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#71
Somehow I feel completely safe even if some of my data got stolen. Perhaps I have too much trust in Wiz's abilities (not necessarily a bad thing)
 
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#72
that guy did have alot of boiled up hatred for newtekie and most other users like solaris(mainly newtekie) and all the admins and mod but he was banned long long ago

couldn't see it being him . . . . . . . . . u jokin
 
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#73
Ahh I was wondering what happened. That would explain it XD.
It's pathetic people have nothing better to do than be scumbags..

PS: I sure hope no one is using their old password again.. That would be a bad idea.
Make it something new.
 

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#74
Is this also affecting the TPU GN forum? I mean should I change my password there as well? And will implement the same security over there as well?
 

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#75
Is this also affecting the TPU GN forum? I mean should I change my password there as well? And will implement the same security over there as well?
No.