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Old 11-20-2009   #1
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We're back - unexpected forums outage

An exploit in our software was taken advantage of by some hackers who linked to a malicious site. It appears there was a little over 4 hours between the time it happened and the time we took the servers offline Thursday.

In an effort to minimize damage to the board we opted to shut everything down while we investigated the issue and formulated a game plan. Our team (server admins, programmers, and software vendors) coordinated and developed a plan to remove the malicious files and secure the servers. We believe that forum members should not have any system issues associated with this so long they didn't visit the malicious site AND install anything.

While the service interruption was unfortunate, it was important to us to make sure this issue was fully addressed before returning to business as usual. Protecting our community from this kind of intrusion is paramount and we'll post more info here as it becomes available. It's possible that we may need to continue tweak the forum setup and if so, we may have another service interruption.

We thank you for understanding

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Old 11-20-2009   #2
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nice job.

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Old 11-20-2009   #3
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Thanks for what you guys and girls do around this place! Thanks for keeping us bug free.
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Old 11-20-2009   #4
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Thanks for what you guys and girls do around this place! Thanks for keeping us bug free.
Yep, X2!
Uh, I'm just gonna go find a cash machine.
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Old 11-20-2009   #5
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bastid hackers

MF'n hackers. would like to make a popsickle out of em' (along with bike and boat theives) with the old chipped up schlegel paddle hanging around my garage.
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