Thursday, July 1, 2010

A Message From Jason Regarding Yesterday's Hack

AFI News HQ was hacked within the last couple of days. Unfortunately, this occurred while I was on vacation, and I will still be on vacation for the next 2 weeks. I found out about it yesterday afternoon and I have been in constant contact with the other writers and admins. We do not know who the hacker was, but here is the bottom line.
  • Mary's administrator account was hacked; all posts were deleted
  • We have taken back control and all passwords have been changed
  • I have kept backups of the blog on other blogging sites, which we will use to restore as many posts as possible, although it will be a long process. We literally have to repost over 1,000 posts. The blog may be very chaotic for a few days with all of the ancient news, but it will all be sorted out eventually and everything will be back to normal
  • Pablo's status is undetermined at the moment, so please do not ask about that
  • We will continue to post new news as we rebuild the old posts. We actually just made some breaking news about Blaqk Audio song titles!
  • AFI News HQ will recover from this attack and continue to serve the AFI fan community

15 comments:

  1. Whoa, I checked the site yesterday and there was old news on the mainpage....

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  2. Yeah, we're in the middle of restoring everything.

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  3. I have a question. Mary's account was hacked and it is my status the one that is undetermined?

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  4. Pablo, you were "kicked off" of the team and I have put that decision on hold until we can all have a discussion together, which is impossible for the near future. I'm still figuring out exactly what happened, so please be patient.

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  5. I think you should get a press conference started. If the press want a story, you will GIVE THEM a story.

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  6. I don't know what to think anymore, I am sorry for pointing my finger at Pablo but from what I had heard it seemed believable. However, I don't blame any of the admin and I don't who did it and at this point I don't care all that I am focusing on is to get the HQ back to normal.

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  7. Sorry that happened to you Jason. After all the work you put into this, it's really pathetic someone would just want to ruin it for amusement.

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  8. I'm with Drew, this is a shitty situation you have to deal with.

    I have a question. Why do men have nipples?

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  9. i agree with drew, this hacker must be a real doush

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  11. I have an idea of who did it...

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  12. Glad to see Pablo's name back on the staff list. I do have to say that its a shame Jason can't leave to go on vacation without staff getting booted off or the site getting hacked.

    @Stewart
    They would look weird without them plus you wouldn't be able to open their chest without them.

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  13. All your offensive comments will be deleted, MK Ultra. I don't even know who you are, I don't know where all this hatred comes from. And I honestly don't care. I honly feel honored you spend so many time speaking of me.

    It's also interesting to see how our private messages are being leaked to readers. Hmmm.

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  15. And to answer your question, Drew, that you deleted because it most likely didn't make sense, the hacker left the site viewable for all. Obviously a hacker wouldn't hack a site and keep it private... so that's how I saw it was hacked again. You also seem to know a lot of hacking, hmm...

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