Has UKA been hacked

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  1. demon

    demon Registered

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    Could someone explain why I received an email linking to what looks like an ad link page since it looks like the forum and its email system has been hacked since my username was included in the email.
     
  2. Weirdo

    Weirdo UKA Editor in Chief
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    Can you post, minus the personal information, the email here.

    There was a breach of some description last night, which is being looked at.
     
  3. Unknownfate

    Unknownfate Level 32 Archmage

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    Was it an email from wesell.cc got one of those myself
     
  4. Manning

    Manning The Lunatic Fringe

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    There was an odd topic made by Ross this monring (quite early), apologies if it was legit, but I can't seem to see it now.

    It was about being payed to play games, seemed more like an ad than a genuine topic.

    Questions like.

    Do you get payed to play games?
    How much do you get payed?
    etc..

    Was his account tampered with here?
     
  5. Weirdo

    Weirdo UKA Editor in Chief
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    It was. And that was the issue we know of.

    Again, if people had emails from the forum, please let myself or the other administrators know.
     
  6. Tora-kun

    Tora-kun Trying to improve

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    Yep, I got the e-mail as well. ^^;
     
  7. demon

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    That was it, and according to the header information it was 'sent' before 2AM (if I'd read the information, but I did get some screengrabs however I forgot to upload them) so I'd have to hazard a guess that whomever made that post was most likely the one who sent out the emails.
     
  8. trismugistus

    trismugistus wrapped in tasty pastry

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    Hi - I got one too. Text was:


    www.WeSell.cc
    forum@uk-anime.net (forum@uk-anime.net)
    Add to contacts
    01/05/2015
    To: xxx
    forum@uk-anime.net


    Hello trismugistus, you can get any Anime DVD, Game, Collection, Book, Poster ...etc... by using service from www.WeSell.cc
    - Register now and deposit with Bitcoin, starting shopping and get all things shipped.
     
  9. Acteon

    Acteon Behind you...

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    All the passwords and forum permissions have been changed over, I was unaware that anyone had received actual emails. We've run scans all over the server and there are no rootkits or untoward files on the server, so it looks like something hit the actual forum database.

    Passwords are encrypted, they shouldn't have ANY personal information beyond your forum username and registered email address. Obviously if they have any information, that's not acceptable and I apologise for the breach. But passwords ARE safe. We're not Sony...

    I'm looking at upgrading the forum to increase security and that may incur some downtime, but we are taking it seriously and spending some money on it, so please bear with us while I get more info.

    Regarding emails, the forum email has been completely reconfigured. according to the server logs, one mass email was sent out, no more than that. This should prevent any repeats, but if ANYONE gets an email after today that claims to originate from the forum then please contact/pm me asap. Again, this shouldn't now be possible, but it never hurts to nudge me.
     
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    Shadow Cat HelloKittyIsMyWaifu

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