Feedback Serious Compacts Hacked

Amin Sabet

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 3, 2010
124
The SeriousCompacts.com forum security was today breached by a hacker who was able to gain access to the forum software administrator control panel. As far as we can tell, the hacker's purpose was simply to prove their own capability in hacking as there was no stated grievance.

I am not aware of any breach of our database, member emails, or passwords. However, anyone who has setup an account here at SeriousCompacts.com is encouraged to change their password both on this site and also on any other website that uses an identical or similar password.

I apologize for this breach of security and will continue to do my best to prevent things like this from happening. For now, the site will remain closed to new registrations while we are addressing these issues.
 

bartjeej

Hall of Famer
Nov 12, 2010
124
bart
Thanks for the heads up, and all the hard work you put into building and maintaining this wonderful place :)

I've experienced the same issue as marlof, by the way... [edit] but now I can edit without problems :)
 
Mar 3, 2013
123
John Griggs
Oh, he was such fun. He was trying to strike some kind of fear, and all we did was accuse him of sexual inadequacy. What a hoot.
 

zapatista

Veteran
Jul 28, 2012
28
Denver, Colorado
Mike
Amin,

You have been selected the winner of an unclaimed lautery prise in the amount of $32 million ($32.000.000) USD. Please forward your bank account information to claim the prize...

Sorry couldn't resist...
 

Luke

Super Moderator
Nov 11, 2011
214
Milwaukee, WI USA
Luke
While I appreciate quick wit and wacky taunts, I think it is best when people see what they believe to be malicious posts that they report the posts and refrain from taunting. These things can very quickly turn personal and you never know if you're dealing with a lucky (sophisticated) 12 year old or a skilled nutjob with bombs strapped to his chest. We all feel safe behind our keyboards, but a whacked out hacker could arrive on the doorstep of nearly anyone here with a few keystrokes.

I am Spartacus (too). And I'm off to change some more passwords.
 

wt21

Hall of Famer
Aug 15, 2010
123
If you make it part of the TOS here, then I'll abide by it, but I'm not giving into intimidation. "If you stop shopping, then the terrorists have won" or something like that. ;)
 

stratokaster

Top Veteran
Dec 27, 2010
103
Kiev, Ukraine
Pavel
Amin, I think it's a good idea to elevate one of the current moderators to the co-admin status. If the co-admin you choose is usually active in different hours than you, he'll be able to react more swiftly to such events in case you're unavailable.
 
Jan 31, 2011
164
Newcastle, Australia
Sue
Thanks, done. Also changed email address, though that was probably unnecessary... he wont get into that account, i have a 26 random character password on it (its been compromised in the past by situations like this, on other forums)
 

Lightmancer

Super Moderator
Aug 13, 2011
164
Sunny Frimley
Bill Palmer
These things are never pleasant. Humour is a coping mechanism. But Luke is spot on. Aggravating the recidivist may make the situation worse.

Report any anomaly. We are here to deal with these things. Mostly it's the cleanup of spam, but we live in a virtual world and things like this will happen more and more. If in doubt, report. We would rather investigate a false alarm than have these things happen.

Sent from another Galaxy
 

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