Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 11-20-2009   #1
 
Janet H's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 194
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
__________________

Janet H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2009   #2
 
bobbuilds's Avatar
 
x, x
Paddling Since: x
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 1,634
nice job.
__________________

bobbuilds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2009   #3
 
freexbiker's Avatar
 
B.F.E., Wyoming
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 907
Thanks for what you guys and girls do around this place! Thanks for keeping us bug free.
freexbiker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2009   #4
 
Riparian's Avatar
 
Little Village, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2000
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 1,350
Quote:
Originally Posted by freexbiker View Post
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.
Riparian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-20-2009   #5
 
alta, Utah
Join Date: May 2004
Posts: 121
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.
barry is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Unexpected Trip to Malaysia walrus Whitewater Kayaking 0 08-30-2009 04:30 PM
WW Forums GPP33 Whitewater Kayaking 2 05-26-2009 11:43 AM
I like the OLD BUZZ with less Forums erdvm1 The Eddy 29 10-20-2006 06:54 PM
How many Forums do we really need? Don Support & Feedback 19 10-19-2006 03:14 PM

» Classified Ads
Demo 2016 Pyranha Jed...

posted by 4CRS

Used 2016 Pyranha Jed MD freestyle whitewater kayak -...

Jackson 2014 Rockstar...

posted by Scardenas95

16 ft SOAR inflatable...

posted by ikarow

SOLD

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.