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Forum Recovery: An old backup :(
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Squall Leonhart Offline
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Forum Recovery: An old backup :(

As some of you may have noticed, a couple of 'wannabe' hackers defaced our forum recently, prunning our member base and modifying a couple of display templates, deleting all the forum categories and boards.

While the posts were all still available in the database, they were not able to be reconnected to recreated boards and were basically lost, which would have more or less meant a fresh start had we just chosen to recreate them.

A backup i had on hand was from 2013, considering the low activity on this forum i chose to restore that and lose the handful of posts and threads made between then and now and recover the lost user accounts.

The defacers gained access to our admin cp via an inactive administrators account, we assume by recreating his email address and logging in with a reset password.

They did make a backup of the database prior to pruning everyone off and as such we have reset everyones passwords, you will be required to make a new one on your next log in.

Thanks to http://web.archive.org, a mirror of a number of the threads lost are available @ http://web.archive.org/web/2015121809263...vba-m.com/

(This post was last modified: 01-06-2016 06:50 PM by Squall Leonhart.)
01-06-2016 05:45 AM
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