URGENT- site hacked
Posted 09 May 2006 - 11:41 AM
It seems the PIE site has been hacked. Many of you will have received two emails this morning - the first you should immediately delete, as it probably contains a virus. The second is from me, warning of this.
Those who visited the site this morning will have noticed popups. Odds are, you are now infected with a java virus; please remove this as quickly as possible. It seems even I was infected, when viewing the forum in Firefox and with AVG active scanner employed.
You'll note the forum skin has been reverted to the default, this skin is not affected and you may use the forum as normal.
Please ensure your virus definitions and so forth are up to date. Meanwhile, I can only apologise for this tedious and malicious act on our server. Actions are being taken to rectify the situation ASAP.
Posted 09 May 2006 - 12:21 PM
There is NO need to worry if you a running a backup copy of windows.
Microsoft HAS to deploy sec updates to EVERYONE
Posted 09 May 2006 - 12:37 PM
Is there any reason to panic if I'm running mozilla under linux?
Posted 09 May 2006 - 12:44 PM
Posted 09 May 2006 - 03:23 PM
My primary concern is the possible virus which people may have become infected with. I had to install Avast (a free AV program) in the end, as AVG wouldn't get rid of the damn thing. It was a java virus, I've no idea how problematic it was. Worth also noting that Avast has a browser scanner too, so perhaps it'll prevent this sort of thing in future.
Once bitten, twice shy. Sincerest apologies, we'll do our best to ensure this doesn't happen again.
Posted 10 May 2006 - 05:04 AM
What exactly was hacked and infected the old skin? Any ideas who did it?
Posted 10 May 2006 - 05:26 AM
Although the active scanner DIDN'T pickup the virus as it was installed, it certainly removed it.
I downloaded it and ran it, no virus found. Tho I did find a trojan in some files I only store on my HD for my bro', will make sure to let him know. Anyways, just wanted to update my post with this info to inform you that AV found zero virus on my pc and before today I think it was 1,5 day since I logged in. It might be 'clean' now; at least as long as AV should be able to find any.
Edited by Mymh, 10 May 2006 - 06:01 AM.
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