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    Hey, you may have noticed the website was down last night and this morning. Looks like it was a corrupted database. Hosting company has it fixed now.
    "There is no creature more arrogant than a self-righteous libertarian on the web, am I right? Those folks are just intolerable."
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Hey, you may have noticed the website was down last night and this morning. Looks like it was a corrupted database. Hosting company has it fixed now.
    Gracias.

    Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk

    "I think it was King Benjamin who said 'you sorry ass shitbags who have no skills that the market values also have an obligation to have the attitude that if one day you do in fact win the PowerBall Lottery that you will then impart of your substance to those without.'"
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    • #3
      I just figured it was another DDOS attack.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Bo Diddley View Post
        I just figured it was another DDOS attack.
        Spearheaded by Moose

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Clark Addison View Post

          Spearheaded by Moose
          I wasn't going to point any fingers...but there's smoke!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
            Hey, you may have noticed the website was down last night and this morning. Looks like it was a corrupted database. Hosting company has it fixed now.
            I am sure it was the Russian hackers... Is Moose Russian?
            "If there is one thing I am, it's always right." -Ted Nugent.
            "I honestly believe saying someone is a smart lawyer is damning with faint praise. The smartest people become engineers and scientists." -SU.
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            GIVE 'EM HELL, BRIGHAM!

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            • #7
              Based on the error on the screen this morning, my instinct tells me it was a botched attack that caused the DB and/ or vBulletin PHP files on disk to become corrupted. The error messages had a bunch of instances of the text string "pharma" in variables table and file names. Pharma attacks are a style of attack where the attacker basically replaces site content with links to scam sites selling viagra and that type of junk.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BigFatMeanie View Post
                Based on the error on the screen this morning, my instinct tells me it was a botched attack that caused the DB and/ or vBulletin PHP files on disk to become corrupted. The error messages had a bunch of instances of the text string "pharma" in variables table and file names. Pharma attacks are a style of attack where the attacker basically replaces site content with links to scam sites selling viagra and that type of junk.
                How coincidental that a potential attack occurred shortly after Lebowski asked Moose about a prior attack.

                Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk

                "I think it was King Benjamin who said 'you sorry ass shitbags who have no skills that the market values also have an obligation to have the attitude that if one day you do in fact win the PowerBall Lottery that you will then impart of your substance to those without.'"
                - Goatnapper'96

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                • #9
                  Yeah, something still needs to be worked out. I can't reply in one of the other threads; it's giving me some sort of cache error on both my laptop and my phone.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Pelado View Post
                    How coincidental that a potential attack occurred shortly after Lebowski asked Moose about a prior attack.
                    Yeah, I am super suspicious.
                    "There is no creature more arrogant than a self-righteous libertarian on the web, am I right? Those folks are just intolerable."
                    "It's no secret that the great American pastime is no longer baseball. Now it's sanctimony." -- Guy Periwinkle, The Nix.
                    "Juilliardk N I ibuprofen Hyu I U unhurt u" - creekster

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                    • #11
                      What did you guys talk about while I've been gone the last couple days?

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                      • #12
                        Ugh...

                        Sorry everyone. Hosting company shut us down due to increased server load via the MySQL database. They claim we got hacked. Not 100% sure that it right, but it might be.

                        We had to turn off Tapatalk temporarily. If we were hacked, that is likely how it happened. Now we are figuring out what to do next. BFM is helping again.
                        "There is no creature more arrogant than a self-righteous libertarian on the web, am I right? Those folks are just intolerable."
                        "It's no secret that the great American pastime is no longer baseball. Now it's sanctimony." -- Guy Periwinkle, The Nix.
                        "Juilliardk N I ibuprofen Hyu I U unhurt u" - creekster

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                          • #14
                            FYI, I've made a couple of posts since the site came back up (quality ones, FWIW). I get an error message when I hit "Post Reply", but it does post the message.

                            Please get BFM on this one chop chop

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                            • #15
                              Testing to see if I get an error message like Clark indicates...

                              EDIT: Yup, I do get an error message:

                              Error while saving content: %1$s

                              Error information: " 500 error Internal Server Error"

                              I think this is probably related to the ham-handed way in which I disabled Tapatalk the other day. I'll back that change out and we'll see what happens.
                              Last edited by BigFatMeanie; 07-21-2021, 02:59 PM.

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