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#1 Offline Hapori Tohu

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Posted Feb 16 2013 - 07:26 PM

BZPower's forums will be back online shortly. Unfortunately, this attack was not without its casualties. If you joined the site within the past month, your account has been deleted and was not in our most recent backup. Please register again - I will be monitoring all registrations and approving them as fast as I can. If your account is not approved within 24 hours, email me and I'll be sure to get to it. Additionally, if you had set up your profile to have a default font or color, those settings were lost as well. Thank you all for your patience and understanding during this downtime and we're glad to be back!

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#2 Offline CHTrilogy

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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 04:38 AM

Gah, I... don't feel safe anymore! What if the terrorist who attacked laced the site with a virus or something?!


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#3 Offline Queen Grr

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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 06:44 AM

Yo BZPower.com administration.  I have a problem.  I changed my username to "PrettySoldierSailorScout" a few days before the punk fool "Hack" or whatever it was (I'm just gonna call it the "Cornelius Hackl").  But NOW, it's back to the name I had before I changed it.  I went to go change it again, but it's still counting my name change as "used."  This is making me really sad, and I'm crying into a Manhattan as we speak.  I had to wait so long to change it in the first place.  What must I do to get this great username back.  If I have to undertake any series of Herculean labours, such as rescuing the president from ninjas, reassembling the silver monkey, or cleaning my girlfriend's bedroom, I will do them.  Please just let me know.  Anything but waiting another greuling 45 days. I beg of you.  Have mercy on a wretched sad soul.  Thank u and god bless BZPower

 

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#4 Online CeeCee

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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 09:47 AM

Dear, BZP

 

I just was so angry that I had lost all my proto and post count and name change that I smashed up a lot of things in my house before turning the shower on to max heat and crying in it for hours. Please fix it or I dont think I  could possible go on. Proto is all I have and I need it so very, very much.

 

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#5 Online Black Six

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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 10:09 AM

If you are having any issues with Premier Membership, missing Proto, or name changes, you can contact me or another Admin.
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#6 Offline Meiko

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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 10:58 AM

Gah, I... don't feel safe anymore! What if the terrorist who attacked laced the site with a virus or something?!

He wouldn't have. He has no interest in affecting the greater community, nor does he have interest in the personal information of the greater community. His sole intention of doing this is to provoke and blackmail the staff.


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#7 Offline Toa Smoke Monster

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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 11:01 AM

It's good to have the Forums back online. I missed them, even though they were only down for a day or so.


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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 11:36 AM

Gah, I... don't feel safe anymore! What if the terrorist who attacked laced the site with a virus or something?!

He wouldn't have. He has no interest in affecting the greater community, nor does he have interest in the personal information of the greater community. His sole intention of doing this is to provoke and blackmail the staff.

OH YES! This guy is such a fighter for the people. Bringing down a site that me and many other people are loyal to and even pay money to. This guy sure is a bad man!!!


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#9 Offline Dual Cee

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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 11:37 AM

All hail the Admins for saving BZP.

I'm glad it's back and not too many damage is done so...

 

LETS PARTY


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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 11:59 AM

Glad to see that we are up and running! As far as bugs go, on my page there is no sign in, so I had to go through the quick navigation, but nothing major.

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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 12:11 PM

It's great that the forums are back but I feel sorry to the people who lost their account. Lets just hope that those people can pick up the pieces.
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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 12:16 PM

Houston, we have a problem! Every time I click on a story on the front page, it displays a message saying "you are not authorized to view this page"


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#13 Offline Kumata

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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 12:21 PM

I'm getting the above issue too.


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#14 Offline Dual Cee

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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 12:26 PM

No, there we go again :(


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#15 Offline Meiko

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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 12:30 PM

Houston, we have a problem! Every time I click on a story on the front page, it displays a message saying "you are not authorized to view this page"

There is an issue in the Tracker for this: http://www.bzpower.c...r&showissue=145


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#16 Online Black Six

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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 12:32 PM

Yep, unfortunately the vulnerability the hacker attacked is related to the story page. We're working on a fix or workaround, but for now it's going to be unavailable.
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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 12:33 PM

Its all fun and games until the front page goes down


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#18 Offline Nukaya

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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 03:25 PM

Thank you for getting the site up and working again as quickly as possible! I know all the staff have busy out of BZPower lives, so seeing the site get back up to accessible and mostly running is appreciated by many. :)


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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 05:07 PM

Yay it's back.And we don't appear to have lost a month of posts.
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#20 Offline Meiko

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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 05:31 PM

Yay it's back.And we don't appear to have lost a month of posts.

Yes we have. All of our post counts were reverted to the number we were at when the backup was made, being the start of February.


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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 05:42 PM

Keep it up, Boss! We all super-appreciate the work you put into keeping our site up and running. :)


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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 07:51 PM

Yes it's finally back. I understand the deleting accounts issue( I wasn't too happy about it, cause I joined in January). However, I went on today, and my old account was back, but under the name of "Aiyetoro the Onu-Matoran". What's going on, and can you please fix this? See link here: http://www.bzpower.c...howuser=110600.

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#23 Offline mistergryphon

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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 09:00 PM

Wow, I went inactive at the right time. Welcome back BZP


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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 09:15 PM

I seriously wonder why people want to hack BZP, of all places. It's rather annoying, but hey, I didn't loose much, or anything, other than posts.


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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 10:50 PM

I must say I'm incredibly grateful you and the other admins (don't ever forget Bink) brought this site back up so quickly. I'm glad to be a part of this community because of it.


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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 11:23 PM

I seriously wonder why people want to hack BZP, of all places. It's rather annoying, but hey, I didn't loose much, or anything, other than posts.

I seriously wonder why people want to hack anything at all. If it's for "fun", it's not for those people who use the system daily. Especially BZPower. Over 40,000 people are on this site (though only like an eighth are actually using it), but it still caused damage. Hacking is illegal, and hours are spent repairing the damage done. Still, a HUGE thanks to all the admins (and others, if I missed you) for bringing the site back.

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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 11:42 PM

So I just remade my account. Do I have to repost the first five posts again before I have full access again? Or is there a way around that?


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Posted Feb 17 2013 - 11:54 PM

So I just remade my account. Do I have to repost the first five posts again before I have full access again? Or is there a way around that?

Yes, that's what I had to do (and your post count gets deleted anyway).

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Posted Feb 18 2013 - 12:01 AM

<blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="Meiko" data-cid="504858" data-time="1361140290"><p><blockquote class='ipsBlockquote'data-author="Rarity" data-cid="504845" data-time="1361138839"><p>Yay it's back.<br /><br />And we don't appear to have lost a month of posts.</p></blockquote>Yes we have. All of our post counts were reverted to the number we were at when the backup was made, being the start of February.</p></blockquote>Oh geez. I didn't notice that. I was only looking at topics.
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#30 Offline Onarax

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Posted Feb 18 2013 - 12:45 AM

My postcount went down by 300.

 

Being an RPer really sucks in situations like this.


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Posted Feb 18 2013 - 02:15 AM

My post count went down. Does this mean I have do it all over again?


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Posted Feb 18 2013 - 03:00 AM

I know how you feel.Well done staff! We love you all.

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Posted Feb 18 2013 - 08:14 AM

Yes, unfortunately post count data is lost and members who are registering again will have to make five posts that get approved. The former I see as a minor inconvenience as post count doesn't matter too much. For the members registering again, we'll try to approve posts as quickly as we can.
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Posted Feb 18 2013 - 10:20 AM

Issues that came from the attack.

 

1. Decreased post count

2. Names, some have gotten changed back to there previous ones like me

3. Story issue; Main problem

4. If you came on Friday or Thursday of last week, you would've saw the hackers name. (I think)

 

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#35 Online Black Six

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Posted Feb 18 2013 - 10:55 AM

Hey guys let's focus on the positive and not give the hacker the attention he's looking for.
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Posted Feb 18 2013 - 01:02 PM

In any event, good to see things are back up and running with a minimum of damage. Hopefully any account issues can get sorted out quick enough. :)
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Posted Feb 18 2013 - 02:32 PM

Good job with getting everything up admins!  :fonz: The only problem I have is that I'm a Seeker again. Whatever. Just glad this site is back up!


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Posted Feb 18 2013 - 04:24 PM

Okay so I checked out the news feed, I found out what is going on. The news table that you see in the Main Forum index which is at the top right, has an RSS feed. Am I right. So whatever he used to attack us, affects the RSS feed.

 

Though glad to see the site back up.


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Posted Feb 18 2013 - 07:05 PM

Hey, I don't know if anybody knows this or not, but the topics in the archives are down. (I kinda felt like I was in Metru Nui when I said that; that makes me feel so cool!) It still comes up with everything else, but all the topics I've tried come up with an error screen.


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Posted Feb 18 2013 - 07:11 PM

Hey, I don't know if anybody knows this or not, but the topics in the archives are down. (I kinda felt like I was in Metru Nui when I said that; that makes me feel so cool!) It still comes up with everything else, but all the topics I've tried come up with an error screen.

 

Yeah, I think Black Six said that it's a known issue, but the main forums have a higher priority right now.

Which actually kinda makes sense, and usually you can use Google's cache to access those pages anyway. (try searching for 'cache:http://bzpower.com/f...erCameAfterThat', without the quotations)


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