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SCMAS Site down.......

Discussion in 'All things SCMAS' started by reefkoi, Jul 15, 2014.

  1. reefkoi

    reefkoi Barracuda Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    Been down since Sunday it looks like, anyone know anything??
     
  2. SkyShark

    SkyShark Barracuda Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D.

    Looks like it was hacked. Google it and click on the link to the cached version. I was wondering what was going on with it myself.
     
  3. CRW Reef

    CRW Reef Orca Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    I would text or PM Doyle aka Hooked SCMAS president for more deatils but unfortunately they were victim of a noob, rogue, random site picking hacker :( Far as I know though Doyle and John aka Romebaby have been working diligently to get things corrected.
     
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  4. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Ya they said something about it being hacked by someone and they have been working to restore it. They were hoping to have it back up soon
     
  5. LeviK

    LeviK SCMAS Board Members S.C.M.A.S BOD

    Site was hacked, long story, even the hacker can't unhack it so godaddy is restoring it to a backup copy for a fee. We have reported the hackers PayPal address and other info to the FBI cyber crimes unit and they are currently investigating it.
     
  6. charleshardy5

    charleshardy5 Amphipod

  7. SynDen

    SynDen Shark Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D. M.A.S.C Club Member

    Hopefully they catch him and make him pay restitution of some sort. Pretty sloppy hack job if it was able to be traced to an email or paypal address
     
  8. SkyShark

    SkyShark Barracuda Staff Member M.A.S.C. B.O.D.

    I think he was trying to extort them (hence the account info). A real POS for sure. Hopefully they are caught and prosecuted.
     
  9. reefkoi

    reefkoi Barracuda Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    Blows my mind Hackers hit up sites like this! arrgghh its the second time its happened I believe.
     
  10. LeviK

    LeviK SCMAS Board Members S.C.M.A.S BOD

    Exactly and all the vendors have lost sales from not being able to advertise
     
  11. tang keeper

    tang keeper Copepod

    Will the july meeting still be held? I may go but cant tell them. :(
     
  12. charleshardy5

    charleshardy5 Amphipod


    not to mention all the time I could have been wasting cruising the forums lost to twiddling my thumbs the past week....
     
  13. romebaby

    romebaby Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    What Levi said is pretty much correct. The restore is complete but there's something wonky with DB. Currently working with our hosting provider on this. We're still (hopefully) a few days out. Once I get the DB figured out I'll be doing a full backup, upgrade to 4.2.2, patches, then another backup before we're back online. I've got about 50 hours into this already, I'll have us back up as soon as I can folks.
     
  14. LeviK

    LeviK SCMAS Board Members S.C.M.A.S BOD

    Romebaby to the rescue!
     
  15. xsocali

    xsocali Copepod M.A.S.C Club Member

    Thanks for all the work you do John....it is much appreciated.
     
  16. static reef

    static reef SCMAS Board Members S.C.M.A.S BOD

    Thanks rome.
     
  17. LeviK

    LeviK SCMAS Board Members S.C.M.A.S BOD

    He...has...returned!
     
  18. charleshardy5

    charleshardy5 Amphipod

  19. reefkoi

    reefkoi Barracuda Platinum Sponsor M.A.S.C Club Member

    Dang it sucks these idiots target a site ran by volunteers for the love of a hobby, what a life they must live
     
  20. Dr.DiSilicate

    Dr.DiSilicate Kraken M.A.S.C Club Member

    Definitely bad carma! They are going to hell for sure. Or at least jail. :)
     

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