UV Forum Attacked?
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Author:  HunterKiller [ Thu Apr 08, 2010 12:00 pm ]
Post subject:  UV Forum Attacked?

I don't know what's going on but, I cannot log in or reach the Portal of your forum due to AVG blocking some sort of attack.

Here's the messages I got;

First try

Second try

This is what I got as well.

I managed to log in but when trying to surf the forum, I got that message. Even though it was blocked from hurting me, it's still not letting me do anything on the forum. The url has the UV in it. I've been scanning all morning and nothing's in my system at all. I use several types of scanning programs provided by Microsoft too.

Author:  Soupman [ Thu Apr 08, 2010 1:17 pm ]
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Site Appears to have been hacked - Not Sure From Where or Who at this point

Our Provider is Investigating.. The main problem of course is PHPBB2 Ver .21 appears to Be Easily Attacked

i Am Working with them to Harden Security And look at inserting the DB into a More Secure Piece of Software

i will take it offline until we Either Fix the security issue or Move to Better software,, Most likely i will update the UV and this site to New Software

The UV Site has been taken Offline by me


Author:  HunterKiller [ Thu Apr 08, 2010 4:07 pm ]
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I was thinking it may have been through a link dealing with FF but after scanning for all types of suffixes (per;.us, .to, .com, etc...etc...) and other Heuristics, it shows nothing on my system still so, I went to a neighbors house and tried to access the forum and it was still appearing with the same message.

I scanned my Firefox .exe and nothing showing up in there at all.

FF done away with the phpBB 2.0 forums due to it using HTML Codes and it's vulnerabilities of getting hacked. phpBB no longer supports 2.0/html and all their hosted sites have been converted to the upgraded 3.0.

Good luck and 2by2 should be able to take care of it soon enough. They're a good bunch of people. I have conversed with them by land line before. :wink:

Author:  DwnUndr [ Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:02 pm ]
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We know of another site that apparently had the same kind of attack a few days earlier. Since it was not related to Freelancer I don't think other communities here should worry about attacks.

It just seems to be some random kook.

Author:  HunterKiller [ Thu Apr 08, 2010 9:09 pm ]
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Well, I think the virus is in he go to links like the view latest posts link. under the avatar in the portal and when using the go to post link next to a users name on the forum.

ex: View posts since last visit (2)

Each time I used one of those type link, the warning pops up. :?

Author:  Soupman [ Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:09 pm ]
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Found One last Entry in The Root

Its been Removed ,,, Tested

Seems like ive Fixed it .. Lemme Know

oh BTW The IP of the Attacker traced to Russia

it has been added to The Our IP deny list For the Site

Author:  HunterKiller [ Fri Apr 09, 2010 3:00 pm ]
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I checked all the forum links a few minutes ago and all seems to be back to normal, good job. :wink: :D

Author:  DwnUndr [ Fri Apr 09, 2010 8:52 pm ]
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Nice work Soupman!

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