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 PostPost subject: BetaArchive Hacked?        Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:30 pm 
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Was it just me who saw some crazy post from an extremist group made via Andy's account?
Hope the board hasn't been compromised and things have been locked down now.


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 PostPost subject: Re: BetaArchive Hacked?        Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:32 pm 
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alisdair wrote:
Was it just me who saw some crazy post from an extremist group made via Andy's account?
Hope the board hasn't been compromised and things have been locked down now.


It wasn't hacked, it was a SQL injection from what we can gather. The board was just updated to the latest version and I'm working with people to find out how it happened and ways of stopping it happening again.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:37 pm 
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Lol. I couldn't help but laugh at some of the hacker's message.

"this hacker group hack the sites that are Anti-Turk, Anti-Islam, Satanist and pornographic. "
Could someone please tell me how BA fits into one of these groups?
A google search for other victims showed up things like Consultancy groups, and other people that don't fit into the above categories.

Clearly, even if they are OK at hacking, they can't understand one bit of english, to tell the difference between betas and porn.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:47 pm 
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I guess those morons just use some bot that seeks out phpbb2-forums that are prone to SQL injection to spread their filth. It's just tragic that they can't do anything better with their miserable lives than destroy other peoples hard work on the net.

So patch up your forums, set your shields to maximum strength, phasers to kill, arm your photon torpedoes and stand guard ^^. (Yes, too much Star Trek this evening, watched through 15 eps today *sigh*).

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 PostPost subject: Re: BetaArchive Hacked?        Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:54 am 
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Andy wrote:
alisdair wrote:
Was it just me who saw some crazy post from an extremist group made via Andy's account?
Hope the board hasn't been compromised and things have been locked down now.


It wasn't hacked, it was a SQL injection from what we can gather. The board was just updated to the latest version and I'm working with people to find out how it happened and ways of stopping it happening again.


Have you thought about upgrading the forums to phpBB3? It's much more secure than phpBB2, from what I hear.


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 PostPost subject: Re: BetaArchive Hacked?        Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 7:57 am 
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Popbob wrote:
Andy wrote:
alisdair wrote:
Was it just me who saw some crazy post from an extremist group made via Andy's account?
Hope the board hasn't been compromised and things have been locked down now.


It wasn't hacked, it was a SQL injection from what we can gather. The board was just updated to the latest version and I'm working with people to find out how it happened and ways of stopping it happening again.


Have you thought about upgrading the forums to phpBB3? It's much more secure than phpBB2, from what I hear.

Andy has talked many times about how he's not going to upgrade to phpBB3 anytime soon so it's sort of out of the question.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:53 am 
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Clearly, even if they are OK at hacking, they can't understand one bit of english, to tell the difference between betas and porn.

You may want to ask the same question of the school in this post here.
http://www.betaarchive.co.uk/forum/view ... highlight=

Blocked as it was also categorised as pornography.


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hounsell wrote:
Lol. I couldn't help but laugh at some of the hacker's message.

"this hacker group hack the sites that are Anti-Turk, Anti-Islam, Satanist and pornographic. "
Could someone please tell me how BA fits into one of these groups?
A google search for other victims showed up things like Consultancy groups, and other people that don't fit into the above categories.

Clearly, even if they are OK at hacking, they can't understand one bit of english, to tell the difference between betas and porn.

LOL, I can already see that they're Turkish, I guess they did this bcz you dont have any turkish members here :p. JK


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:06 pm 
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There have recently been automated "script kiddie" tools released that pretty much scans a site and tells you what you can change. It does ALL of the work of figuring out any SQL injection vectors and what can be added/changed with what it found.


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 PostPost subject: Re: BetaArchive Hacked?        Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 3:42 pm 
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mdogg wrote:
Andy has talked many times about how he's not going to upgrade to phpBB3 anytime soon so it's sort of out of the question.


Support for PHPBB2 ends early next year, it would be wise to start making plans to upgrade within the next few months.

I’m guessing there are mods installed here that are going to make upgrading difficult? I’ve heard quite a few people who run PHPBB2 have had many hacks/mods installed so it’s been difficult to upgrade without having to build a lot of the forum up from scratch again.

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There have recently been automated "script kiddie" tools released that pretty much scans a site and tells you what you can change. It does ALL of the work of figuring out any SQL injection vectors and what can be added/changed with what it found.


Indeed just from looking on Youtube it looks a lot easier than I thought to exploit an un-patched PHPBB.


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 PostPost subject: Re: BetaArchive Hacked?        Posted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:03 pm 
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InsaneNutter wrote:
mdogg wrote:
Andy has talked many times about how he's not going to upgrade to phpBB3 anytime soon so it's sort of out of the question.


Support for PHPBB2 ends early next year, it would be wise to start making plans to upgrade within the next few months.

I’m guessing there are mods installed here that are going to make upgrading difficult? I’ve heard quite a few people who run PHPBB2 have had many hacks/mods installed so it’s been difficult to upgrade without having to build a lot of the forum up from scratch again.

RentedMule wrote:
There have recently been automated "script kiddie" tools released that pretty much scans a site and tells you what you can change. It does ALL of the work of figuring out any SQL injection vectors and what can be added/changed with what it found.


Indeed just from looking on Youtube it looks a lot easier than I thought to exploit an un-patched PHPBB.


There are only a few mods hard coded into the forum that would need adding to phpBB3 but most of it is cosmetic, e.g. template files modified, the template itself, etc. I've added a lot of custom text like that you see on the make a post page, profile page and things like that.

The hardest part of switching over would be the design. I love the current design but the author hasn't ported it into phpBB3, which means I would have to do it myself and I just don't have the time nor patience to do so yet.

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InsaneNutter, Andy can't obtain phpBB support anyway :P


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