MacRumors hacked this morning?

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  1. pauldunlop macrumors newbie

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    Did anyone else notice something weird going on with MacRumors this morning? About 8am GMT, the site was replaced with a single page about ThinkSecret and Nick dePlume. Have been looking around to see if anyone else had spotted it, but nothing mentioned so far.
     
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  3. pauldunlop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Haha, I so should have, but I didn't expect it to be fixed. It looked like ThinkSecret had taken over MacRumors. I'll try and see if I can recover it from my cache, as it was on my home laptop, and I'm at work right now.

    But I swear, it did happen. Was all green and formal looking. I'll see if I can get it back.
     
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  5. pauldunlop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Why's everyone so disbelieving just because I don't have a screenshot? Very.... defense. I know it was early n' all, but I wasn't seeing things!
     
  6. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    I want to believe but the absence of a screenshot makes it so easy to disbelieve. Surely the big guns could confirm this by looking through their logs etc.
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I was on here around 8am and saw nothing odd...
     
  8. pauldunlop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, like I said, I'll try recover the image from the browser cache when I get back home in a few hours. Come on big guns.... get checking! ;)
     
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    exactly. this is just hearsay without a screenshot. and since no one else posted anything or is confirming this it leans toward the 'it didn't happen' scene.
     
  10. pauldunlop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm aware this is a Rumors site n' all, but in this instance, what would I gain from asking people about this? Bit of a random thing to try and claim if it wasn't true, surely?
     
  11. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    I believe you.





    Now what?

    PS Were you tyred when you saw it?
     
  12. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    [​IMG]

    :confused:

    :D ;)
     
  13. Sirus The Virus macrumors 6502a

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    You probably hit the wrong bookmark button, or something... :)
     
  14. arn macrumors god

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    Not that we're aware of. And I would think more than one person would have seen it if it was true.

    I'd have to guess wrong url or typo or something, unless someone else can confirm it.

    arn
     
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    It would seem if it were hacked arn would have seen some kind of error in the logs.
     
  17. pauldunlop thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, absolutely. I totally agree. I'm just telling you what I saw this morning. I can't believe it would have been a wrong URL. I have my three favourite rumor sites bookmarked in Firefox, and i view them all together.

    Having checked my cache, I can't find anything in it to prove this. Interesting, I can't find anything in it at all to do with Think Secret, no idea why, despite me viewing it this morning.

    *Shrug* - I wasn't trying to make some big "you got hacked" claim or anything like that, but this morning, at about 8:15am GMT time, something very weird was happening with this site. I'd love to prove it, but I can't. At that time, I didn't think to take a screenshot or anything. Either way, if Arn is confident his site is secure, that's really the main issue, because that was ultimately all I was trying to flag.
     
  18. calculus Guest

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    Well that's unusual...
     
  19. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Which, me being here or seeing nothing odd?
     
  20. calculus Guest

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    the latter...
     
  21. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    No, more like:

    [​IMG]

    It was a play on his name, pauldunlop. Maybe a bit too subtle. :D
     
  22. Squonk macrumors 65816

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    Outstanding!!!!! I missed that one. :)
     
  23. ErikCLDR macrumors 68000

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    Earlier today (not 8am) I thought that that the bulleted active forums on the right seemed more spaced out than usual.

    Maybe thats just me though.
     
  24. kwood macrumors 6502a

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    I also could have sworn I saw bugs crawling through the server as well. I don't know, maybe it's just me.
     
  25. skye12 macrumors 65816

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    Did you see Mulder and Sculley on your street? Its a sure sign
    you may be visited.
     
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