FSF Forums Hacked & Rolled Back

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FSF Forums Hacked & Rolled Back

Postby FSF Hawg » Wed Aug 03, 2011 11:26 pm

Early this morning, on August 3rd, the FSF Forums were hacked. The person(s) who hacked in were able to do some pretty hefty damage in some places. The only way to recover some of the things that were done was to roll back to a database backup from late on August 2nd. Unfortunately, that means all posts made between the backup and the restore of the database were lost. However, without the rollback much more would have been lost.

We are still not certain exactly how the hackers got in, but we have some ideas and are taking steps to prevent this from happening again. You may see some new security features installed in the future. We hope this does not cause any additional inconvenience for our users, but if it does, we ask for your understanding as we protect our forums - one of our most valuable resources for the FSF community.

We also have some IP addresses from the hacker(s), and are determining if legal action can be taken or not. If possible, we will pursue this action aggressively.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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