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    Explanation of What happened

    On monday someone or something had altered the template table in the
    main Vbulletin SQL database. The Template table contained three
    records for the forum opening page. Html code was inserted into these
    records causing the main forum page to display a hackers message.

    The site may be unavailable to a few users as the DNS propagates the
    new site location. This will only only be for a short time as the DNS
    settings tend to propagate quickly from the DNS servers.





    Now if you don't understand all of that. Basically Host rocket (our server) was hacked. They were able to get into the templates. They replaced our home page with code that would redirect you to another site. They were not able to access anything else on the site, only the Vbulletin SQL database which contains the templates.



    We are aware of all of the bugs (i think). We were forced to leave host rocket and go with another server. We could keep the site down until the problems are fixed but I would rather it be up where you can still post. We will work diligently to fix all the problems.


    All Bugs Should be reported to law_enforcement_forums@yahoo.c om


    Thank YOu

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    Wow, Reca sounds like one of those engineers on Star Trek!

    Thanks for all the time and effort you're putting into ensuring that we all continue to get our LEF fix!

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    I told you guys to stop pissing me off, but you wouldn't listen, so I HAD to do it.

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    Is any of our verification information stored on the server?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maclean View Post
    Is any of our verification information stored on the server?

    Nope the only thing they had acces to is the Vbulletin SQL database. They only thing this give them access is to the coding of the templates. Which means they could change our layout. They could not access our forums or any other info!

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    Like I said in the other post, a big thanks to you guys for keeping us together. You all have worked so hard and deserve a lot of credit for all the hard work. Thanks for keeping us informed every step of the way.

    Now, as for Virginian, that was just not nice! You put us all into withdrawls, what did we do to you! J/K lol

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    I was actually seriously worried that I had inadvertently set into motion the chain of events that led to the server crashing, because the server started crashing right while the site staff were in dialogue with me about a minor technical PM forwarding problem I noticed (which has since been fixed). I was glad to learn that the crash wasn't my fault!

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    Thanks for getting us back online, guys. The problems had to be more frustrating for you than for us.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Thanks for getting us back online, guys. The problems had to be more frustrating for you than for us.

    You have no idea! The main thing is we are back up! I also want to thank our new computer guy he was great!

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    Thanks for keeping the site up and running....not a frequent poster, but I am an avid reader........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dinosaur32 View Post
    Thanks for keeping the site up and running....not a frequent poster, but I am an avid reader........

    Thank you and Glad to have you here

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    thanks for everything...
    no more x's are around and it seems to be working well...

    next time it decides to go down can we make it so i am at work?

    i need everything to stay nice in my world
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    I don't think we will have this problem again but you never know! Companys like DIsney and Yahoo have had the same problems in the past 2 years! I am working on a chat room that we can use for when site goes down hope to never use it!

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    Good job reca and staff..


    BTW- CALL ME TONIGHT FAG, Iam on night shift...

    P.S. if you dont know who iam referring to, call me anyways
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    Quote Originally Posted by E-man View Post


    Good job reca and staff..


    BTW- CALL ME TONIGHT FAG, Iam on night shift...

    P.S. if you dont know who iam referring to, call me anyways

    Are you late shift tomorrow?

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    Guess we know who he was referring to now

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    Again I cant express my thanks to everyone here who works so tirelessly to keep this site up and running for all of us.


    Again guys this is why its important to become a supporting member, the more people that support this site the better the service becomes for us.
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    I guess I should have been nicer to all those computer-guy types. If it weren't for them, we wouldn't have this site.

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    Thanks to Tony for working with the new server company today, while I was asleep, charging my battery for night shift tonight.

    We were not the only site effected since it was (another) Host Rocket issue. I think we handled it extremely well.

    Tony and I have worked our asses off for you guys. Work, family, sleep, food, it was all literally put as a secondary priority over the past few days to fix LEF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    Tony and I have worked our asses off for you guys. Work, family, sleep, food, it was all literally put as a secondary priority over the past few days to fix LEF.
    Lucky for us you have plenty of ass to spare!



    Thanks guys!

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