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    Hello everyone

    I noticed that this site has been hacked recently. What happened? I tried to log on and I arrived at a foreign site- very strange. I would recommend that the security of Java Forums should be improved. Maybe the problem lies with the service provider. This much I know- there are people out there with malicious intentions and they will try again, if not someone else. :(

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    Hi Tim,

    Yes one of the members reported this this morning and i restored the yesterday night's backup. Fortunately, we are getting daily backups.

    It is the attack from a group (probably lots of lamers guided by a few hackers) from Turkey (at least they say so). Fortunately, their aim is not to kill whole site. They replace the index page of the site or do a similar thing.

    In their little mind, they are doing something useful for Turkey and turkish people by trying to give messages to lots of people but the strange thing is that this time the site owner is turkish too. :)) As far as i understand they search on google for popular sites with popular softwares installed (like vbulletin) and use their bugs to replace their index pages.

    Anyway, because of daily load on me, i could not upgrade the vbulletin :(. I will try to be more serious about this later on.

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    Yikes! This is unfortunate. JavaBean, let us know if we can be of assistance. Tim, thanks for the notification on this too... I was not aware of this at all.
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    JavaBean, let us know if we can be of assistance.
    Thanks, Captain.

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