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Offline AJ Collins

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on: May 26, 2016, 12:48:47 AM
A few days ago our provider noticed some strange outbound traffic coming from our box and shut it down so that I can review. They believe the traffic was part of a outbound denial of service attack.

I'm still analyzing but at first glance I do not see anything that would indicate a compromise. Regardless, I still recommend that you change your password if you used it anywhere else - just to error on the side of caution. I will be forcing a password reset for everyone soon.

You may notice some stuff missing and the site might seem a little slow. In light of a potential compromise, I've decided to wipe the VPS we were running on and start from scratch with updated versions. It will take a few days for me to properly configure everything -- so in the mean time I've set us up on a temporary host. I've also gone back to a clean install of the SMF forum software and applied only a handful of forum mods. Let me know if you run into any issues.

I apologize for the delay in getting things back up. It's hard to juggle getting the site back up and taking care of a 4 month old.  :P
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Reply #1 on: May 26, 2016, 01:07:04 AM
Yeah, it was very shocked :(

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Reply #2 on: May 26, 2016, 03:29:32 AM
No problem at all - I'm just glad to see things back up & running.

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Reply #3 on: May 26, 2016, 03:26:04 PM
I was so shocked when B-B went down.
Good to see its back.