Server Hacked?

Discussion in 'Website news & discussions' started by xcel, Apr 21, 2015.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    Last night sometime the server may have been hacked and a ton of ad slots from all kinds of dubious sources were installed. We are going to shut down the site in about 30 minutes until Matthew can find the problem.

    Thanks and sorry for the inconvenience.

    Wayne
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2015
  2. Re: Server Hacked

    That sucks.

    In before the lock!
     
  3. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: Server Hacked

    Hi James:

    It is really nasty. Bastards have replaced all of the Google ads, installed all kinds of malicious ads and the intellitext is now on everything. MF'ers!!! Not sure how they got in either. :(

    Wayne
     
  4. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: Server Hacked

    Hi All:

    It appears it is a Google Chrome vulnerability. Or my Google Chrome anyway? IE looks like it is supposed too.

    Really weird?

    Wayne
     
  5. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Re: Server Hacked

    Hi All:

    Matthew said the it appears that the Vibrant Ads went goofy. Still working on it.

    Anyone else see 5 to 10 aggressive nasty ads in Chrome?

    Wayne
     
  6. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    I haven't seen anything in Chrome Wayne. Hope you sort it out without too much trouble.
     
  7. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi FRV:

    It was my Chrome Browser that got hacked with an added extension that created havoc. Not sure where in the hell this came from but sure enough. It was replacing Google ads, creating ad spaces and inserting them between headers - some of sexual content - and scaring the hell out of me.

    Would love to take this company to court for the last hour of headaches. :(

    It is turned off now.

    [​IMG]

    Wayne
     
  8. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member

    Great news - bit of a nightmare though...

    As an aside, I seem to have been banning a spammer every day lately :(
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2015
  9. Mendel Leisk

    Mendel Leisk 2010 Prius (CAN Touring) Staff Member

    Calling them a "company" is far too kind.
     
  10. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi FRV:

    I see them as I have to delete them in Admin. One a day is not to bad. So far.

    Mendel, so true!

    Wayne
     
  11. jcp123

    jcp123 Caliente!

    Safari on iOS didn't show anything either...just Jeep Renegade ads.
     
  12. ALS

    ALS Super Moderator Staff Member

    No problems with Firefox so far.
     
  13. tribosessive

    tribosessive Well-Known Member

    Been seeing the described weird ads for about a week. Google. not chrome.
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2015
  14. Gord

    Gord Super Moderator Staff Member


    OK cheers. ALS does some before I get to them as well. Being the other side of the pond I see the ones that pop up before you guys wake up :p
     

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