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My forum got hacked :(

Posted September 26th, 2010 at 03:14 PM by Aljam

A couple of days ago, my forum got hacked by some *******s who thought they were cool to sql inject my forum and completely ruin the database. I was so pissed because I was an idiot who never backed up the database in one year. So everything was lost, EVERYTHING! I has learned from my mistakes but I think my forum will never be the same again. Not like the forum was really active before it got hacked...
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    Gumball Watterson's Avatar
    Well... if you knew SQL injection was a risk, why didn't you take measures to prevent it?
    Posted September 26th, 2010 at 04:13 PM by Gumball Watterson Gumball Watterson is offline
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    Melody's Avatar
    Sadly, even if he knew it was a risk, he may not have known how to prevent it. Don't judge him for it.

    Still, this is why I argue against newbies attempting to run their own websites. Your forum could have been far more secure if you'd used a free forum service like ProBoards or ZetaBoards. Additionally, you can make upgrades to these 'Free' forums for a nominal fee, cheaper than hosting your own vB forum.

    Still, it's crucial to backup your database at least monthly if not weekly as you have now learned the hard way.

    Sadly the internet is full of *******s like that. It'd be nice if they'd all go away, but they simply won't, so measures must be taken to prevent mischief by such parties.
    Posted September 26th, 2010 at 04:51 PM by Melody Melody is offline
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    I've learned from my mistakes. I have now been backing up weekly and I got one of my hacker friends to install a script that will give the hacker a virus when they try to SQL inject it. After we installed the script, the hackers tried to hack it again and they failed. Apparently it was Philippino hackers who were part of a different gaming community who didn't want competition.
    Posted September 26th, 2010 at 05:40 PM by Aljam Aljam is offline
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    rockdude4's Avatar
    why did you let this hapen dude
    Posted April 12th, 2011 at 01:09 PM by rockdude4 rockdude4 is offline
 

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