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Old 11-20-2009, 01:30 AM   #1
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We're back - unexpected forums outage

An exploit in our software was taken advantage of by some hackers who linked to a malicious site. It appears there was a little over 4 hours between the time it happened and the time we took the servers offline Thursday.

In an effort to minimize damage to the board we opted to shut everything down while we investigated the issue and formulated a game plan. Our team (server admins, programmers, and software vendors) coordinated and developed a plan to remove the malicious files and secure the servers. We believe that forum members should not have any system issues associated with this so long they didn't visit the malicious site AND install anything.

While the service interruption was unfortunate, it was important to us to make sure this issue was fully addressed before returning to business as usual. Protecting our community from this kind of intrusion is paramount and we'll post more info here as it becomes available. It's possible that we may need to continue tweak the forum setup and if so, we may have another service interruption.

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Old 11-20-2009, 01:55 AM   #2
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Thanks. And thank you for putting up a message rather than just website is down.

Hope you got all the bugs out.

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Old 11-20-2009, 02:22 AM   #3
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Yes, thanks for looking out for us and keeping us in the loop.

I just got this mental image of you guys standing around looking at several montiors watching lines of green code scroll down just looking for anymore anomalies.

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Old 11-20-2009, 03:17 AM   #4
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Thanks for fixing it and putting in the long hours and hard work to get it done.

Missed not visiting here while it was down
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:38 AM   #5
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Thanks to all you guys who run this forum for your efforts, and hard work, and for looking out for us I appreciate it.
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Old 11-20-2009, 04:45 AM   #6
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:58 AM   #7
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:01 AM   #8
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2nd forum hack I've seen recently. People are losers.
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Old 11-20-2009, 08:02 AM   #9
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a whole afternoon/night without wrangler forum!!!!!!!!
worst day of my life.
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:22 AM   #10
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:32 AM   #11
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Thanks! The informational page while down was great.
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:41 AM   #12
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It was a total bummer.

Yesterday, I had just written what was easily the best post EVER on WranglerForum. It was full of brilliant insight, witty comments and clever commentary. I had illustrated it with wonderful drawings and photographs. It was obvious that this post would have been printed out and saved by many people, that it would have served as inspiration for generations of jeep owners. But alas, the site went down before I could post it. I shall evermore think of it as the "lost post."
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Old 11-20-2009, 09:48 AM   #13
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Yeah I would like to agree that is was very nice to have the message to why the site was down. Most sites just say "maintenance" or something lame.

It's good to know the webmasters and admins here are looking out for the member here. Thanks guys!
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:04 AM   #14
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Glad to see the site back and fixed. I felt so lost without it when I got hone from work.

Thank you mods and admins for your hard to work to keep us running as smooth as possible.
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Old 11-20-2009, 10:13 AM   #15
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Job well done as well as keeping us unformed.. Keep up the good work...
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:06 AM   #16
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mad props! i cried a little when it went down. but I'm back to smiles now that you got it back up.
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:15 AM   #17
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i went through withdrawal.
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:18 AM   #18
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I had a panic attack for being separated from all my friends...until jcf logged into yahoo messenger.
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:09 PM   #19
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Thanks for all of your efforts, Folks! I know it's not an easy task to Unscrew the Screwed! Difficult Job indeed!

Your periodic Info-Updates were greatly appreciated! "THAT'S"..... what kept us calm during the Storm!

HACKERS BYTE THE HEINIE!!!

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yay, the forums back, and thanks all you brilliant mods and admins for keeping us simple folk in the loop while y'all were getting everything set straight
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I didn't know what to do with myself for that time
I kept walking back and forth saying "no.... no... this can't be happening!"

thanks for the update though
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After seeing the way you fine folks have handled the hacker, and the subsequent forum outage, I think I'm gonna go get me one of those little banners under my name
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Old 11-20-2009, 06:17 PM   #25
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The regular updates on your webpage were total class, nice job!
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Old 11-20-2009, 07:32 PM   #26
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Thanks for all your hard work and the updates. You don't know how much you depend on something until it is gone. I wasn't sure how long I could have taken the withdrawal before having to reach for my vitamin X (xanax) Thanks again, GREAT WORK
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Thanks for all your hard work and the updates. You don't know how much you depend on something until it is gone. I wasn't sure how long I could have taken the withdrawal before having to reach for my vitamin X (xanax) Thanks again, GREAT WORK

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