Mac Observer forum Hacked and Defaced?

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  1. srobert macrumors 68020

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    Mac Observer forum Hacked and Defaced?

    I've been receiving spam from the Mac Observer forums.

    Their dorum site appears to have been lightly defaced: "HaCKED BY eXpL01tEr Forum Index"

    Forum is down.

    I hope I just didn't end up on another spammer's list.

    Dang I hate Vandals! Dumbest form of crime.

    Here is the content on the third spam email I've received within the last hour:

    I'm not impressed by hackers. If they really want to impress me, they'd also have to tell us where they live.

    Edit: Looks like everything is back to normal.
     
  2. XNine macrumors 68040

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    I think you need to take a long look at the world and consider what hackers have been able to do for YOU. Not all hackers go after a small website designed for a technical community. That's not the way to infamy (spell?). Most of it is political, monetary, or religious targets.

    Most likely it was a common exploit and some script kiddy, instead of a real, bonafied hacker.
     
  3. eva01 macrumors 601

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    more than likely its because the website uses phpBB. Actually i can almost say with 100% certainty thats why it was hacked cause phpBB is the most worthless piece of crap software EVER.
     
  4. srobert thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Apparently they found and plugged the leak:

    But I do agree. I find phpBB somehow annoying.
     
  5. eva01 macrumors 601

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    latest and greatest should never go together with phpBB
     
  6. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

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    Very true Hackers and Crackers are sometimes helpful. This is a story about a cousin of mine. http://www.theos.com/dispute.html
     

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