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Old October 23rd 08, 00:45   #1
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I think we've been hacked again.

A few minutes ago, when I came to the board, my browser prompted me to download some .exe file. I declined of course. At first I thought it was another website I had open in another tab, but then I noticed that those little tiny squares that appeared on the site the last time we were hacked are there again.










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Old October 23rd 08, 02:27   #2
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Re: I think we've been hacked again.

Yup, it definitely seems hacked. I just flushed my browser of all cookies and cache and all that and came back here and got not just one pop up trying to get me to install a file, but two. The one says the file it's trying to get me to download is xcodec.exe from http://great2008x.com. I could click cancel and get out of that, but there is also a second pop up that says:

The page at http://great2008x.com says: Video ActiveX Object Error. Your browser cannot play this video file. Click 'OK' to download and install missing Video ActiveX Object.

When I click Cancel on this pop up, a replacement pops up saying:

The page at http://great2008x.com says: Please install new version of Video ActiveX Object.

And it only provides an "OK" button to click now. So, I click the X on the window to try to just shut the window, and it makes the initial pop window I quoted above pop back up. It goes 'round and 'round. "It never ends," as Delenn says.
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Old October 23rd 08, 06:24   #3
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Re: I think we've been hacked again.

If you load one of the sub-forums from your history, like I did, you can get past the main page, and that seems to avoid the hack. Even so, a f***ing nuisance.

We've had a real run of this lately. Are we more vulnerable than we used to be? Have we made some enemies? Or is this just the way things go on the net these days?
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Old October 23rd 08, 06:45   #4
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Re: I think we've been hacked again.

I got around the endless pop up part of the hack by loading two windows of my browser. While the endless pop up plagued the first window, it didn't bother the second one at all. Using the Windows Task Manager, I closed the endless pop up version of my browser, since I couldn't exit the program on its own thanks to the endless pop up (though doing so strangely caused both browser windows to close). But then once I reopened my browser program, the pop up window didn't come back.
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Old October 23rd 08, 15:09   #5
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Re: I think we've been hacked again.

This looks like a virus that normally infects porn sites. Time to kill it.

The site ID is probably on a spammer's list of working websites.
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Re: I think we've been hacked again.

Popups seem to be gone, but the little squares noted by VL are still there...
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Old October 23rd 08, 18:30   #7
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Re: I think we've been hacked again.

I cleared out my cache and cookies and return to the site and the pop ups were still there for me, just a few minutes ago.
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Re: I think we've been hacked again.

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This looks like a virus that normally infects porn sites. Time to kill it.

The site ID is probably on a spammer's list of working websites.
There's definitely a virus involved... Norton spotted it and blocked it's access as all this started to happen last night.

I see the squares but got no executable file prompt or pop ups.
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Old October 23rd 08, 20:27   #9
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Re: I think we've been hacked again.

Yeah, it was the same hack as last time. Quite specific, they didn't have full control over the system. I thought it was fixed in a previous patch, but I guess not.
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Old October 24th 08, 21:04   #10
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Re: I think we've been hacked again.

Judging by some of the dodgy names that are registering without posting again... I'd say it's likely we have more of the same inbound on the radar.
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