Daniel Reetz, the founder of the DIY Book Scanner community, has recently started making videos of prototyping and shop tips. If you are tinkering with a book scanner (or any other project) in your home shop, these tips will come in handy. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn0gq8 ... g_8K1nfInQ

We were hacked...

Just what it says.
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We were hacked...

Post by rob » 21 Feb 2012, 12:00

On or around midnight ET today, the forum was hacked. I restored the forum to the state it was two days ago, so some of your posts have no doubt been lost. Sorry :/
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Re: We were hacked...

Post by Anonymous2 » 21 Feb 2012, 13:32

The Wiki is still affected. I haven't found any recent phpBB exploits, but DreamHost was hacked about a month ago.

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Re: We were hacked...

Post by rob » 21 Feb 2012, 14:08

It's possible that phpBB was attacked through some other part of the site. In any case, we're taking whatever we have to offline. At least the forums are now clean.
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Re: We were hacked...

Post by thinkJason » 21 Feb 2012, 15:44

I was wondering where all those posts went. No good!

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Re: We were hacked...

Post by dR_wH0 » 26 Mar 2012, 05:24

phpBB forums tend to be a good target for hacks/injections. At least more than other forum platforms. You should try and keep daily backups and install updates accordingly.

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Re: We were hacked...

Post by daniel_reetz » 26 Mar 2012, 11:46

Yep, we do keep daily backup, and the problem was not the forum - the hack came through our wordpress theme, which used an extension with a recent vulnerability. Once it had infected one PHP file it was able to take the entire site. We went back a couple days just to be sure we were in the clear.

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