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Old September 9th, 2006, 02:04 PM   #1
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Default Important: What Happened to VT?

I'm sure that's the question on everyone's mind...

I have explained this in the announcement located here: http://www.virtualteen.org/forums/an....php?f=10&a=17

To be a little more specific, the hacker(s) gained access to the forums by using an exploit for 3.5.4. Like I also said before, the exploit allowed him/her to get everyone's passwords. With that, he/she was able to get to VirtualTeen's FTP either from reading private messages/passwords or simply deciding to brute force the server. After the first attack (which the attacker replaced the default theme's images with sick pictures), the index was renamed. I'm not quite sure if the hacker did this for malicious purposes or if one of the other admins did it to try to protect the site. After that, something went wrong with our SQL database.

It's taken a lot of work, but now we are running on more secure, newer software and we have most of our data back. I have also increased our security by a large margin by setting up a double-protection on certain files.

Please note, there is still a lot to be done. The styles we have were made for vBulletin 3.5.4, not for vBulletin 3.6.0. I have had to revert all the templates in each style back to meet the required standard of 3.6.0. I must edit these again, in a new fashion, so the styles will properly work with 3.6.0. Until I get everything straightened out, I strongly recommend using the actual "Default Style." You can still use other styles, but they might look weird and might not work completely the way they're meant to.

Though the latest backup of the SQK database we had was from July. The result of this attack is that we have lost about a month's worth of data including: threads, posts, polls, poll votes, ratings, forums, members, private messages, and reputation.

If you have anything to say about this, say it here - do not fill up the HQ, TCS, or TWPR with threads about this attack.

Thank you,
//KiroS

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Old September 10th, 2006, 01:01 AM   #2
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changed my password...
Mr. Kiros get some rest now. you've truly earned it

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Old September 10th, 2006, 07:13 AM   #3
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thanks Kiros for fixing all that, great job man!!

EDIT: sorry i have a question, and i didnt wanna bother making a new thread, but what are those red and yellow cards at the bottom of each post beside the reputation thingy? some sort of warning system?

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Old September 10th, 2006, 07:46 AM   #4
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Wow all of the way back to July, that's not good lol.

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Old September 10th, 2006, 09:23 AM   #5
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I'm just glad its back. August sucked anyways lol


""The New Law of Righteousness," that there "shall be no buying or selling, no fairs nor markets, but the whole earth shall be a common treasury for every man," and "there shall be none Lord over others, but every one shall be a Lord of himself.""
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Old September 10th, 2006, 09:24 AM   #6
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Yea A lot of those changes were not good. It's like the calm after the storm, we're gonna have to work to get things in order. It'll be intereasting to see who shows up again, who are the true survivors.

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Old September 10th, 2006, 10:15 AM   #7
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Thx so much Kiros! Finally we ALL have VT back!


And omg we have multiquote now I only thought Govteen had that!

By the way, your Counselor face isn't displaying for me Did it get lost? I can retreive it

And our posts and rep won't get restored will it
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Old September 10th, 2006, 10:25 AM   #8
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wow dude, there are still allot of glitches everywere, when are these gonna be fixed?


""The New Law of Righteousness," that there "shall be no buying or selling, no fairs nor markets, but the whole earth shall be a common treasury for every man," and "there shall be none Lord over others, but every one shall be a Lord of himself.""
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Old September 10th, 2006, 11:13 AM   #9
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I am rele greatful that the forum is back, i missed it alot but i am rele pissed that i have had my post reduced to about a third of what they were b4, i have llost my pm's which had some important info and evrything about my profile has changed , but at least now there is a better chance of me becoming a councellor! I RELE WANT THAT POSITION!
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Old September 10th, 2006, 11:50 AM   #10
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i dont thing we need another counseler nycole and kiros do a kick ass job of that
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Old September 10th, 2006, 11:51 AM   #11
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I'm just glad its back. August sucked anyways lol
lol yea the posts were a bit violent

anyways thank you for fixing everything. i am a bit disappointed that someone would do this though, cus my signiture had some important scriptures on it, and now im gunna have to search for them again. but, thanks a ton again

Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6)

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Forever praise Him

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Old September 10th, 2006, 11:52 AM   #12
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Lol I thought I had been banned. I really wouldn't have been surprised .

Edit: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My beautiful post count is gone ; ;.

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Old September 10th, 2006, 01:17 PM   #13
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Lol I thought I had been banned. I really wouldn't have been surprised .

Edit: NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My beautiful post count is gone ; ;.
ooohhh look! a NEWBIE! picks on Makod
well you really didn't have much posts to start with, me i had over 1000+.... now why does donnie and bobby still have their 1000+ face?
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Old September 10th, 2006, 01:28 PM   #14
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Good question.

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Old September 10th, 2006, 01:30 PM   #15
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well you really didn't have much posts to start with, me i had over 1000+.... now why does donnie and bobby still have their 1000+ face?
Because me and Bobby reached 1000+ posts before or in July
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Old September 10th, 2006, 01:30 PM   #16
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grrr. chews on Bobby out of pure jealousy
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Old September 10th, 2006, 01:32 PM   #17
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nobody should be jelous i lose 200+ posts, i hd 3000+ and its all gone but im not complaning, all the more reason for me to pose
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Old September 10th, 2006, 02:02 PM   #18
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ooohhh look! a NEWBIE! picks on Makod
well you really didn't have much posts to start with, me i had over 1000+.... now why does donnie and bobby still have their 1000+ face?
my post count is now less than 1/10th of what it was ; ;

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Old September 10th, 2006, 02:08 PM   #19
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i dont care about the post count
im just glad VT's back now... i was going CRAZY!

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Old September 10th, 2006, 02:23 PM   #20
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yeah, I almost had to join govteen, lol. I was wonderin' how to site got hacked. Anyway, it's great that VT is back.

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