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My boards have been hacked again ( 22:21:51 TueApr 15 2003 )

I am busy restoring them, so this trash may not be up there in a few minutes.

Board URL: http://bb.bbboy.net/alaskagoldforum-viewforum?forum=3

  
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Re: My boards have been hacked again ( 22:27:12 TueApr 15 2003 )

sorry Jim you must be totally bummed.

  
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Re: My boards have been hacked again ( 22:41:35 TueApr 15 2003 )

OMG, Jim.....I knew you'd had problems but didn't realize how bad. That's just horrible. :sad:

  
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Re: My boards have been hacked again ( 22:44:41 TueApr 15 2003 )

I cannot delete the users posts. I have tried four times and they are still there. I have deleted the threads manually but cannot delete all of the post they made.

I really need this feature to work.

  
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Re: My boards have been hacked again ( 22:48:49 TueApr 15 2003 )

forget my last post, it did work. I just saw the last post by that user in the "last post" column and thought they were still there. Guess I am trying to fix it too fast and missing stuff.

  
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Re: My boards have been hacked again ( 22:59:12 TueApr 15 2003 )

How can a hacker make hundreds of posts, do they have a program to do it? I have flood control enabled also.

  
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Re: My boards have been hacked again ( 23:07:09 TueApr 15 2003 )

What do you mean your board was hacked Jim? Are you saying someone broke into your username account? Or one of a co-admin? All I see is a lot of posts by that person-that is not hacking, that is flooding/spamming Jim. :ohwell: Hacking means someone's taken control of your account or your board. I have globally banned that hateful person so you should not see that name again. Based on the few things I saw in the trash it totally justified a global ban immediately. :eek:

Now were you just Flooded/Spammed by that user? I don't see any evidence of hacking in my brief look at the board and settings...I am sorry this person is harassing you, there is only so much you can do though, like make things MBA or Members of the board or private only...If this person returns under another name notify us and move the evidence of flooding/spamming/harassing posts/threads to the trash or a private storage forum and we can investigate.

  
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Re: My boards have been hacked again ( 23:10:48 TueApr 15 2003 )

Sorry abut the terminology BbAdmin. I was spammed.

We on my boards have taken to calling him the hacker, but he really isn't good enough to be a hacker.

I just wish someone could catch this guy. He has done a lot of this stuff. I still don't understand how he could make so many posts with the flood protection enabled. But then again I don't know how long it took him to do it. I had been gone most of the day.

  
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Re: My boards have been hacked again ( 23:14:15 TueApr 15 2003 )

I am going to go check something and I might change the flood settings-if you have it to 10 seconds it might not be catching them effectively. I think we had a bug regarding that a while back so 30 seconds or 1 minute is a better setting...I am glad it was just a ignorant spammer Jim, but the hateful things they said are really rotten. One thing you can do is restore one thread or supply us the IP# whispered of course and we can see about helping you find the ISP to report this flagrant abuse to since it is just not ending...

  
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Re: My boards have been hacked again ( 23:19:28 TueApr 15 2003 )

This is really strange-you had it set to 120 seconds so they really should NOT have been able to do this-I am going to alert BbBoy and see if he can't check the logs to see if something isn't wrong here...Thank you for reporting this Jim, that kind of harassment isn't tolerated here and we definitely will global ban anyone who acts like that person did. :tongue:

  
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Re: My boards have been hacked again ( 23:36:55 TueApr 15 2003 )

The I.P. address is:



banning him does not work, he just comes back with a different I.P. address every time. He has done this on boards all across the country. I have about 8 different I.P. addresses for this guy.

BbBoy said he reported him to his ISP the last time, but it seems to do no good because he can change ISP and IP addresses at will.

I know I can do a lot more to restrict him, but it also restricts the people who would like to jin. I may have to do something like that though in the end.

  
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Re: My boards have been hacked again ( 23:46:13 TueApr 15 2003 )

I'm so sorry you had that happen Jim.... :sad:

some people have way too much time on their hands and no brains to think of a good way to apply it to be something useful.

  
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Re: My boards have been hacked again ( 23:48:24 TueApr 15 2003 )

Sorry,Jim.Hope he finds new things to occupy his time.Soon!

  
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Re: My boards have been hacked again ( 01:45:04 WedApr 16 2003 )

Jim, I see you have 120 secs for flood control now. Was it set lower when the spammer hit your board?

The reason I'm asking is that I've been testing flood control just now and it appears to be working correctly both for new threads and replies. If the spammer has somehow been bypassing flood control, we need to close this loophole (if there is one). :smile:

  
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Re: My boards have been hacked again ( 02:58:52 WedApr 16 2003 )

No, it has been at that setting for quite some time now, at least a year or more.

This guy talks and acts very ignorant. But has has to know some stuff to be able to change ISP and IP address the way he does.

  
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Re: My boards have been hacked again ( 03:11:15 WedApr 16 2003 )

(((Jim)))

  
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Re: My boards have been hacked again ( 03:23:48 WedApr 16 2003 )

Quote: Jim_Alaska at 02:58:52 Wed Apr 16 2003

No, it has been at that setting for quite some time now, at least a year or more.

This guy talks and acts very ignorant. But has has to know some stuff to be able to change ISP and IP address the way he does.
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Nah, he probably just downloaded a float program..
Some self-acclaimed "Hackers" are really "point-and-click-script-kiddies".

  
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Re: My boards have been hacked again ( 03:24:58 WedApr 16 2003 )

EDIT!!! ** Most self-acclaimed "hackers" ... not "some". My bad. Mod edit that please, and delete this?

  
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Re: My boards have been hacked again ( 04:01:20 WedApr 16 2003 )

Now, you say you weren't on the board when this happened, so for all you know, he posted at normal speed during the day and none of your mods were around to do anything about it. I had an email addressed to me at support and the sender said that the posts had been there for ages and nobody was attending to the problem.

I would be very surprised indeed if our security had been breached by some "script kiddie".

I take it that you have guest posting enabled on your board? If so, you really need to disable this completely, in view of the trouble you've been having. That is the very least you can do. :smile:

Actually, if you don't want full MBA (and maybe you should have it for a while), then at least restrict all posting to members of the board, except for one forum, where newcomers may post to introduce themselves. We give admins the tools to defend themselves, to cater for just this sort of problem. :smile:

  
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Re: My boards have been hacked again ( 05:22:15 WedApr 16 2003 )

Please understand that I have no complaints at all about best boards or any or its staff or mods. You folks are simply the best there is. I really appreciate all the help and the extremly fast response time when there is a problem.

I know I have the tools to limit this harrassment, but I have a unique board that has some "old timers" that are set in their ways, they have a lot to contribute to newcomers and the forums in general. If I limit it to members only, these people would go away, and that would be a great loss to our members all over the country as well as the world.

I will limit the forums if I absolutely have to, but for now will just try to deal with the problem. I do have one internet security expert that is a mamber and has taken an interest. Perhaps he can help some. I would settle for just catching this guy and prosecuting him until his eyeballs fall out.

Unfortunately I deleted the posts, but I think if you could see them somehow you would see that they were not far apart at all. One member told me that he posted at a certain time and when he came back again a while later all the trash was there.

Again I thank you for your diligence and professional attitude.


  

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