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kingkenny
-20th June 2013, 11:48
What a mission! Sorry.

So I will explain what happened later as it is my lunch time now and I have a small dog to walk.

hokers
-20th June 2013, 11:50
What a mission! Sorry.

So I will explain what happened later as it is my lunch time now and I have a small dog to walk.

Hooray!

MKCap
-20th June 2013, 11:51
Yay, glad to have the place back.

kingkenny
-20th June 2013, 12:14
Ok nice lunch.

So we did not update plesk which is a program that alws us to access our dedicated server. A dedicated server is good as it is fast.

Plesk needs to be updated to remain secure. We back up the forum daily just to be safe but.....stupidly..... we backed the forum up to the same dedicated server so when someone hacked plesk we could not revert the forum back to a back up without messing about.

Lesson learned, BACK UP EVERYWHERE, all the time.

jpj
-21st June 2013, 08:02
So the forum fell victim to hacking attack? Whoever would do such a thing?

MichaelSwiffin
-21st June 2013, 08:22
So the forum fell victim to hacking attack? Whoever would do such a thing?

Chances are that it was done because of the software the forum uses rather than the topic. vBulletin is used by millions of communities all over the internet, find a hack for one - you have a hack for them all.
Same goes for Wordpress and other popular software.