Forum Hacking

Discussion in 'Forum Support & Site Announcements' started by BroncosHQ, Sep 15, 2013.

  1. BroncosHQ

    BroncosHQ Greg Smith

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    Hey guys,

    I'm from BroncosHQ, the Brisbane Broncos forums, we have just been hacked within the last hour and the Cowboys forums got hacked yesterday or the day before. This is just a friendly warning for you guys to take whatever security precautions necessary to try to prevent this from happening.

    Good luck!
     
  2. jamesgould

    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Thanks, we did actually have this happen last week, but were luckily able to put a stop to it before any damage was done. Do you know how they got in yet?
     
  3. Ms.Nobody

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    It's such a strange hack too! I was like what the hell is that username and why are they an admin!
     
  4. BroncosHQ

    BroncosHQ Greg Smith

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    They used an exploit in the Vbulletin software.

    Congratulations on the win by the way :D

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    Yep, they created a bunch of weird usernames and made themselves admin. We've fixed up the problem now and we've patched the exploit so hopefully they can't have another go.
     
  5. jamesgould

    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    So did you just delete the install directory to fix that? That's what I've done.

    Sounds like we were pretty fortunate Alicia spotted them before they did anything!

    Thanks a lot for the heads up, very much appreciated! :)
     
  6. BroncosHQ

    BroncosHQ Greg Smith

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    That's pretty much exactly what we did! Not a problem, always happy to help out :)
     
  7. Lord of the Skraelings

    Lord of the Skraelings Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    What's going on here? :lol:

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  9. danielyou56

    danielyou56 1997 & 2001...

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    octavio mattioli what a name :lol:
     
  10. Matty23

    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    What the actual?
     

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