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At least that's the inevitable outcome. I've seen this style of server attack before on another site I frequent called 'Heroes Community' ( the definative Heroes of Might and Magic community site for anyone else that's interested. ) where the server suffered a denial of service attack from supposed Turkish hackers.
It's childish and weak, but I guess some people have to get their kicks somehow right? Or does it go deeper?
Anyway, feel free to voice your opinions here one way or another, I would love to discuss whether or not people think this type of attack is just in it's infancy and has the possibility to get even more annoying or even damaging.
These ameteurs seem like they are playing a prank, but I assure you they are merely testing the waters of what they can or cannot do.
My opinion....Expect more crap like this for quite awhile as terrorists worldwide get their "internet feet" wet and learn how best to disrupt western online culture.
I don't think you have foiled anything.. Every time I go to the forums page it jumps to some wierd turkish site. Then If I hit 'back' it simply does it again..
Im going to clear all my web history/data etc & do a thorough visus/spyware scan.. See if it digs anything up..
Hackers are so pathetic...
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Well I have no idea what you're talking about, I haven't had any problems with anything. Whether this is because it's all been sorted already, or I'm just lucky, I don't know, but does it really deserve a topic in the Enhanced section (it seems more like it should be in the Site Feedback section)?
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No, it doesn't need to go into Site Feedback because the administrative ( behind the scenes ) aspect is already on it.Originally Posted by mpdscott
I posted the thread in enhanced so that those who witnessed the situation would not feel constrained to politically correct dialogue in their responses.
Also, the attacks seemed politically motivated; with an agenda driven purpose; almost categorizing itself as one that enhanced member could discuss at length.
How is attacking a wargaming forum politically motivated? Anyway I cant read Turkish so I have no idea.
By the by, it seems to be working ok today.
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HAHA, yeah. Politically motivatedOriginally Posted by Manu_Forti
I dun know what you guys are talking about, I've not seen any Turkish websites, not so much as a FireFox 'popup blocked' thing. *shrug*
As for hacking and things like that, it's stupid. I hate people. People in general, who have stupid ideas like that. Makes the world worse. I mean, really, if I wanted to, I could screw up a lot of websites pretty badly. I could turn off your computer if I wanted to, provided you use Windows and don't have SP2. But I don't, because I'm a good person :l
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These kind of attacks usually encompass the server itself. I'd be surprised of L.O. was the specific target, more likely it was L.O.'s host that got attacked and 'every' website used by the host was affected.Originally Posted by Manu_Forti
Maybe Blackhat could answer whether or not it was specifically L.O. alone that was attacked? I doubt it was though.
Well, for your information, we have been attacked three times so far, over the space of the last 24 hours. Each time a 'new' member has joined (from an IP address that is not shared by any other member) and promptly created a new thread with a particular title that manages to insert a 'redirect' into the base forum.
Our Moderating staff merely delete these threads (once they notice them) and the redirections cease.
And now we have altered the LO swearfilter so that one common part of the coded thread title cannot be entered. This should stop them in their tracks.
Of course if any Enhanced members see a new thread appear anywhere on LO (so far they have posted in Gaming Discussions, Painting and Rules Development) that starts something like this:
then do tell the Moderating Staff so we can delete it.
One way of avoiding having the redirect take place is to click the 'stop' button on your browser, by the way.
However, as I say, we think we have nipped it in the bud now. Do let us know if anything else unusual happens.
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Thanks for the update Hard Aun. I must admit my surprise that the attacks were directly against L.O.
Like I said in the begining of the thread; I've seen the attacks before, and they were directed at the server of the Heroes Community and ended up affecting several other sites besides that one.
Perhaps the hackers are honing their skills and L.O was just the unfortunate target?
Anyway, it's nice to see how quickly and efficiently the attack was dealt with here.
Kudos to you and Blackhat and every one else that resolved the matter so efficiently.