1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Welcome to Chat Addicts!

    We are a very friendly chat forum covering a range of topics and always make new members feel very welcome

    Please feel free to take a look around.

    Registration is absolutely free and only takes a minute.
  3. Registered members can:
    • Join in the discussions or start their own
    • Play in the games arcade
    • Upload pictures to their own personal gallery
    • Promote their own sites
    • and much more!

    • Dismiss Notice

    Chat Addicts is back...

    Shortie861 Sep 24, 2011

    1. Shortie861

      Shortie861 Administrator Staff Member

      Joined:
      Mar 24, 2011
      Messages:
      39,081
      Likes Received:
      1,047
      Trophy Points:
      810
      But we have lost a months worth of posts and new members, we was unfortunately hacked this morning and we have been working hard to get the forum back up, the only available working backup was from around a month ago.

      We apologise for any inconvienience caused and hopefully we should not have this problem again.

      Thanks.
       
    2. Marc

      Marc Crazy Dave FTW!

      Joined:
      Aug 26, 2011
      Messages:
      669
      Likes Received:
      25
      Trophy Points:
      500
      That explains the lack of posts.. Doesn't your host make weekly backups or something?

      PS. Sorry to hear about the forums being hacked.
       
    3. Smokey

      Smokey Shortie's Teddy Bear <3 Staff Member

      Joined:
      Jun 24, 2011
      Messages:
      975
      Likes Received:
      145
      Trophy Points:
      610
      Apparently not. That has to be the worst host ever :p

      Nikki, start making weekly backups....
       
    4. fiona1964

      fiona1964 Chataholic

      Joined:
      Jun 29, 2011
      Messages:
      1,912
      Likes Received:
      297
      Trophy Points:
      700
      That is not nice when some does that Nikki

      Do as DarkGizmo said do your our weekly back ups it the only way to go
       
    5. Shortie861

      Shortie861 Administrator Staff Member

      Joined:
      Mar 24, 2011
      Messages:
      39,081
      Likes Received:
      1,047
      Trophy Points:
      810
      To clarify backups where made however when they where restored they where leading back to the hacked page, this is the most recent backup that would work without leading to the hacked page. Host has been great and I have been using the same host for the last 5 years with different forums and this is the first major problem we have had after a hacking.

      I shall be working tonight to restore changes that where lost and again apologies for loss of posts and members.
       
    6. Naiwen

      Naiwen Chat Addict

      Joined:
      Jul 12, 2011
      Messages:
      4,047
      Likes Received:
      153
      Trophy Points:
      800
      Thanks a lot for the hard work, Shortie, I'm deeply sorry to hear that.
       
    7. Neomysterion

      Neomysterion Shy Chatter

      Joined:
      Aug 19, 2011
      Messages:
      60
      Likes Received:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      200
      It's a shocker to see that this forum got hacked earlier. :eek:
      Glad it's back by the way.
       
    8. RJH

      RJH Getting There

      Joined:
      Jul 20, 2011
      Messages:
      448
      Likes Received:
      23
      Trophy Points:
      400
      Question how did they "hack" you?
       
    9. Shortie861

      Shortie861 Administrator Staff Member

      Joined:
      Mar 24, 2011
      Messages:
      39,081
      Likes Received:
      1,047
      Trophy Points:
      810
      Only wish I knew, hosting are looking into it see if they can see how they may have got in but until anything comes to light I am unsure so taking all precautions I did before and more.
       
    10. RJH

      RJH Getting There

      Joined:
      Jul 20, 2011
      Messages:
      448
      Likes Received:
      23
      Trophy Points:
      400
      Yep and do you know who did it?
       
    11. Shortie861

      Shortie861 Administrator Staff Member

      Joined:
      Mar 24, 2011
      Messages:
      39,081
      Likes Received:
      1,047
      Trophy Points:
      810
      No we only know the name that was put on the page which was KiLLerMiNd and also another name on the page was Shadow008, I have googled both and can't really find much on them/him other that what I already know.
       
    12. APS

      APS Administrator Staff Member

      Joined:
      Jun 24, 2011
      Messages:
      13,066
      Likes Received:
      1,176
      Trophy Points:
      860
      Seems KiLLerMiNd is a prolific hacker shame he hasn't got a life :)
       
    13. RJH

      RJH Getting There

      Joined:
      Jul 20, 2011
      Messages:
      448
      Likes Received:
      23
      Trophy Points:
      400
      Why would he target you?
       
    14. APS

      APS Administrator Staff Member

      Joined:
      Jun 24, 2011
      Messages:
      13,066
      Likes Received:
      1,176
      Trophy Points:
      860
      Just Googled Shadow008,seems he's as prolific also
       
    15. Shortie861

      Shortie861 Administrator Staff Member

      Joined:
      Mar 24, 2011
      Messages:
      39,081
      Likes Received:
      1,047
      Trophy Points:
      810
      That we don't know as we don't intentionally go around causing trouble for others so would give no reason to be targetted, after checking up both names though it does seem like they target anyone they feel just to give them something to do which is pretty sad.

      This page hasn't been updated in a while but this gives you an idea of the kind of hackers they are

      http://www.facebook.com/pages/KiLLerMiNd/175340032478063
       
    16. RJH

      RJH Getting There

      Joined:
      Jul 20, 2011
      Messages:
      448
      Likes Received:
      23
      Trophy Points:
      400
      Wow, shows how sad their lifes are, i bet they would run away from a fight in real life, so terrorize others via a pc screen, losers.