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« Reply #30 on: October 27, 2010, 04:10:20 AM »

yes I realised you were gone.

all the big posters were deleted. you lost your AA status. that can be brought back. my 4000 and something posts can't.

Neither can my 2000+ posts. But post count isn't all that important. Yes, it gives new members the impression that you are a more senior member, with more experience. But you have got your Global position, which is more important and gives you more power than post count.

ah but it is not simply the post count it is the presence of any posts at all.

if you have noticed, the accounts that were deleted - all their posts are gone too. literally never happened.

I understand.

But look on the bright side, at least we've still got Jake's 1000+ posts. Sad
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« Reply #31 on: October 27, 2010, 04:40:23 AM »

And half of my posts. But not my account. Yet.
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« Reply #32 on: October 27, 2010, 04:48:19 AM »

i'm going to build it back up. I will have the most posts on this forum!
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« Reply #33 on: October 27, 2010, 09:21:06 AM »

To all former A.A.'s
The position of A.A. is being withheld for about a week till Kaos and I can be sure that something like this never happens again.

To SporeBase Backup:
Your account was the one used in the attacks, we are closely looking into it and for that reason it might be also about a week till you get it back.
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« Reply #34 on: October 27, 2010, 09:40:43 AM »

I do not know why he would do this, but it looks like it was Jake. I went through the error logs and its seems like Jake was trying to use admin commands to ban someone at around 12am east cost USA time (he lives in Australia). The IP used has been his IP for at least 20 days in which he made posts from. After those commands failed to be used, he started attempting to log onto chaos's account (which is the account that ended up being hacked and did all the damage) and after 2 attempts using his IP, a brute force login attack onto his and other accounts started and used different IP's. He also tried to make us think its not him by banning his own account, but his account is the only one that does not contain all possible bans triggers but just for his account name and email used.
It might not have been 400 computers, but close to 400IPs after this where connected to Chaos's account.
I don't know why Jake did this and the damage might not be repairable.
Because he' butthurt and fails at life, obviously.
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« Reply #35 on: October 27, 2010, 09:56:37 AM »

I do not know why he would do this, but it looks like it was Jake. I went through the error logs and its seems like Jake was trying to use admin commands to ban someone at around 12am east cost USA time (he lives in Australia). The IP used has been his IP for at least 20 days in which he made posts from. After those commands failed to be used, he started attempting to log onto chaos's account (which is the account that ended up being hacked and did all the damage) and after 2 attempts using his IP, a brute force login attack onto his and other accounts started and used different IP's. He also tried to make us think its not him by banning his own account, but his account is the only one that does not contain all possible bans triggers but just for his account name and email used.
It might not have been 400 computers, but close to 400IPs after this where connected to Chaos's account.
I don't know why Jake did this and the damage might not be repairable.
Because he' butthurt and fails at life, obviously.
yeah....

i still dont think he did this though.

its kind of...

a little more difficult then he can pull off.
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« Reply #36 on: October 27, 2010, 10:41:35 AM »

maybe he was bluffing to make us think he couldn't before
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« Reply #37 on: October 27, 2010, 11:02:21 AM »

maybe he was bluffing to make us think he couldn't before
too clever.
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« Reply #38 on: October 27, 2010, 01:12:34 PM »

Yep, they wiped our accounts from existence.
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« Reply #39 on: October 27, 2010, 02:29:07 PM »

Do I still get to be a reporter?
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« Reply #40 on: October 27, 2010, 02:30:23 PM »

Post in quick threads for now.
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« Reply #41 on: October 27, 2010, 02:50:21 PM »

That's a point, all our lovely articles are gone
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« Reply #42 on: October 27, 2010, 05:44:32 PM »

That's a point, all our lovely articles are gone

Who reads them. Hands up.

*keep hands in pockets*
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« Reply #43 on: October 28, 2010, 06:20:24 AM »

*hand goes up*  Embarrassed
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« Reply #44 on: October 28, 2010, 09:04:53 AM »

maybe he was bluffing to make us think he couldn't before

idk, a brute force attack is very easy to do, all you do is start up the program, type the url in, and hit go.

Although, using brute force is extremely unreliable. all it does is try to login to an account over and over again, each time it fails it trys using a different password. You load a list of passwords and it uses those, if the person has a password that's not on that list, it will never work. Also, for some forums if you fail to login after a certain number of times you can't for another 15 or so minutes which can cause the attack to take hours or even days which by then someone would notice.

That's why having a secure password is always a good thing, for example, my password contains random letters and numbers, some of those letters are capitals and some are not.
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