Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
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Jim (Alaska)
05:40:51 Fri
Jan 10 2003
Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
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BbAdminMod
05:52:25 Fri
Jan 10 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
Don't worry, I got a copy of most of it, plus the IP#'s and I'm sure BbBoy will track them down and fix them good and proper. Meanwhile, I suggest you put the board in maintenance mode to prevent anyone getting in again. :smile:

BbAdminMod
05:56:03 Fri
Jan 10 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
Any ideas who it might be?

BbAdminMod
06:02:31 Fri
Jan 10 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
And of course, the forum can be restored, so no worries really - it's just a really unpleasant experience for you! And we WILL find the cuprit - have no worries on that score!

BbAdminMod
06:10:26 Fri
Jan 10 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
I'm checking your board log right now - what happened to the threads he posted? Or did he reply to other posts? If so, I need to know the thread ID's, if you can give them to me please. :smile:

Jim (Alaska)
06:45:06 Fri
Jan 10 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
sorry, I deleted the posts. He replied to posts and on the last one had so much text that it would lock up any browser.

I had to delete it. I hope he can be tracked, my browser was locking up and I could net get the IP address as he was doing it.

Meanwhile, I have made that board members only, no guests can post or reply.

Thanks folks, great response, took almost a minute for you guys to get there. :smile:

BbAdminMod
07:41:21 Fri
Jan 10 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
Approximately how long before you first posted about this, did this happen? If I can get an approximate time frame, I can pin the bugger down. :smile:

BbAdminMod
08:00:16 Fri
Jan 10 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
It's OK, I finally managed to track him down from the log. :smile:

Jim (Alaska)
08:15:38 Fri
Jan 10 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
I also got an email from this idiot. I am going to forward it to Bb Admin. , if I can find the email addy. perhaps it will help. He claims to have an IP changer.

BbAdminMod
08:52:17 Fri
Jan 10 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
Yes, please forward the complete email (with headers) to
BbBoy direct.

Unbelieveable that he had the gall to email you as well! I doubt whether, with the info we have now, he will get away with this.

By the way, I banned his IP# at your board. I think he is probably talking hot air about the IP changer - let's hope so anyway. :smile:

Mane Tyme Morgans
11:37:11 Fri
Jan 10 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
JIM

If you get another email from him....if you highlight it (if you are using outlook) and holc CTRL and F3 it will give you the info on him. his IP#, Provider. We have/had a trouble maker on our board now there is a restraining order on her that includes to stay off our board. GOOD LUCK

BbBoy
14:09:11 Fri
Jan 10 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
Thanks, we got his info and are contacting his ISP shortly. :smile:

Are you needing a forum restored? You mentioned you deleted the posts, so is it ok now?

TrueDreamBinder
17:50:49 Fri
Jan 10 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
GOOD JOB BbBoyAdminMOD!!!!!!! You are GREAT!!

Go get 'em BbBoy! I love it! I'm so glad to see you guys doing such a great job!!!!

Jim (Alaska)
20:54:27 Fri
Jan 10 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
a great job is an understatment, there was a mod on my board within one minute of my posting the problem here. I doubt very much that there is any support anywhere on the net that is this good.

Thanks folks, wonderful support job.

BbAdminMod
21:45:48 Fri
Jan 10 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
You're very welcome, Jim - if there's a problem of this nature going down and there's anyone here at the time, we'll be on it asap. We can't promise complete 24/7 but it's as close as we can get, as three of us here are in completely different time zones - GMT, GMT-5 and GMT+13 (yes, GMT+13!). :smile:

Luckily, though the incident was very unpleasant, your board was never in any danger of being seriously compromised in any way. Our backup and restore facilities (should they be needed) are second to none and security is tight. In addition to that, admins have powerful extra features that they can implement, such as disallowing guest viewing or posting, right through to strict membership screening. And of course, the log, which enables every single action (even a simple view of your main page by a passer-by) to be detailed with IP# and exact time. It was the log that enabled us to track down the person who posted that highly offensive rubbish at your board last night. :smile:

Jim (Alaska)
02:53:39 Sat
Jan 11 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
Do board owners have access to this log also? I thought I saw a download for a log somewhere, but it may have been for the chat.

BbAdmin
02:56:23 Sat
Jan 11 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
You bet you have access to it Jim. In the admin center-go over to the right and you'll see a Search Log Main events and Search Full Log. You click either of those and enter what you're searching for and POOF you've got a list of matches if there are any. It is case sensitive so Pamster and pamster will not get the same results. :wink:

Jim (Alaska)
04:07:02 Sat
Jan 11 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
Great, thanks, but just one more question. If the offender is not registered and does what he does as a guest, what do you search for? You are looking for his IP addy, so you don't have that to go by, no name, nothing. What does it mean to search by action? What do you put in that box?

BbAdmin
04:30:43 Sat
Jan 11 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
Hmmmm, I would think under action input view, or Add Reply...Something that he DID that you can trace...Did you get rid of every post this person made Jim? :smile:

Jim (Alaska)
04:56:26 Sat
Jan 11 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
Unfortunately yes, I trashed them all.

edjohnston1969
05:03:45 Sat
Jan 11 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
anyone got a name on this fool so the rest of us can keep an eye out for him? or was he just an uregistered guest. also, if he had a fixed IP i wouldn't mind just going ahead and banning his IP myself..just to head any potential problem off at the pass.

Jim (Alaska)
05:06:35 Sat
Jan 11 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
Sorry, I forgot I can't edit a reply here. I know it sounds silly to have trashed all of his posts, perhaps I should explain.

Thid particular board is used by many people here in Alaska as not only a teaching tool, but also as a way to keep in contact with people from all over the state who reside in remote villages. The hacker hit us right at the busiest time of night, folks were trying to use the board and could not.

The hacker made the board unuseable by entering text in the subject line that expanded the board out to... who knows how many pages. You had to search real hard to even find the next post, or any post.

Then, once you clicked on his post, your browser tried to load the page but eventually crashed.

So you see, I had to get rid of this stuff. The board is not harmed, it was a real inconvenience for the users for about an hour is all.

Anyway, did not mean to write a book, just wanted to explain.

Jim (Alaska)
05:10:10 Sat
Jan 11 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
No Name edjohnston1969

But Bb Admin. has the IP address. Perhaps if you email them they will give it to you?

edjohnston1969
05:10:49 Sat
Jan 11 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
yeah, thanks for the explaination. sorry to hear about that happening to you. good luck in the future.

BbAdminMod
05:53:15 Sat
Jan 11 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
If it's a guest posting, it's a real headache actually - I had to download the entire log - 22MB which is one hell of a big file. I tried saving it, but ran out of RAM at the wrong moment and had to reboot and start all over again! Downloading took nearly 15 minutes each time I think. Even if I had saved it, I don't think I could have opened it to read it anyway, as it was so large. :smile:

In the end, while it was still in the browser (in the Windows temp folder) I searched for the word "Replied" (using CTRL+F), starting from the end of the file and working backwards. Fortunately, as not many people had posted after the incident, it wasn't long before I came across a series of guest postings, all with the same IP#. That identified our friend with complete certainty. :smile:

I could not have searched for this, using the normal search function in the Admin Center, because I didn't know the IP# at that time and there was nothing else useful to search on. :smile:

BbAdminMod
05:59:27 Sat
Jan 11 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
I have no problem with posting the IP# - it's 65.95.38.205

edjohnston1969
07:29:10 Sat
Jan 11 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
thanks. i'll ban that IP just to be sure he doesn't re-appear on my board. small chance, but better safe than sorry.


JaimieK
01:55:55 Thu
Jan 16 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
I think they were visiting my board a few mins ago, I didnt think anything about the ip# until I visited another board. Mine has been messed with in the font area, its ridiculously huge. most the time I mess it up myself, but not this time. So its a maintenance mode to protect it?

MelissaA
04:14:00 Thu
Jan 16 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
Do we have any idea where this person comes from?
I had a number very close to that on my board a minute ago. It might help to track him if we know roughly where he is or which iSP he is using???

MelissaA
04:16:28 Thu
Jan 16 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
In fact I their isp# only disappeared after I banned that IP.

BbAdminMod
09:06:31 Thu
Jan 16 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
Just ban the IP# - then he won't be able to lurk on your board. A number very close to that one could be in a totally different place - unless it's the same number, it's a different person. :smile:

JamieK, there's absolutely no way he can get into your board's admin center, so don't worry - any large fonts or whatever that are there, are of your own making... :smile:

junglegirljlt
02:42:50 Fri
Jan 17 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
I just learn so much from here! I banned it from my board also!

Thanks and Jim, I'm sorry that you had this happen....

NoLife
16:18:26 Fri
Jan 17 2003
Re: Someone is trashing my board right now!!!
Just as a general tool for other Admins here, you can find out who is the ISP by using

http://www.arin.net/whois/

Type the IP # into the Search box and it will tell you who is the ISP.

I'm sorry you got hit Jim but thanks for giving the rest of us a heads up!



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