Sunday, September 16, 2007

WMA SMF FORUM HACKED 9-15-07

WMA SMF FORUM HACKED 9-15-07, OLD WMA EZBOARD REOPENED

Our host has just confirmed the WMA SMF Forum (http://worldmetalalliance.org/forum) was hacked on Saturday, September 15 at 11:15am EST. According to their tech support "The attack at hand appears to have been a SQL injection attack"

We are waiting to see if they can restore the Forum to an earlier time prior to the attack and also waiting to hear back from HellMonitor to see if he can somehow salvage the Forum if the host is unable to. Last night after we realized there was no quick fix and know way of telling how long the WMA SMF Forum would be down, or if it could be repaired, we redirected the ENTER button on home page (http://worldmetalalliance.org & http://worldmetalalliance.com) to link to the old WMA ezboard rather than the damaged WMA SMF Forum. All WMA communication will be redirected to the WMA ezboard until further notice.

In the meantime, we need your help.

Since it looks like most of the membership has the forum bookmarked rather than the .org splash page and there is no way to replace the error message on the hacked forum page with a message that redirects them to the ezboard, we need everyone who is reading this to e-mail or notify as many members as they can about what happened and that we have been forced to relocate back to ezboard once again. You can either send them to worldmetalalliance.org and have them hit ENTER which will now bring them to the WMA ezboard, or send them to the WMA ezboard url: http://p079.ezboard.com/bworldmetalallianceforums

Thanks!

2 comments:

ginnnnsane said...

I found my way... I don't think I posted though. I'm so glad things are up and running again. It's great you have ezboard to fall back on. Let's just hope there are no more hacks!

www.cleanblack.com said...

There are around 15 different versions of “black google” online.

The best one I’ve found is www.cleanblack.com. Cleanblack is the only version that allows you to change the text colors of the google search results.

Try it yourself by going to www.cleanblack.com/theme/