Home  |  Forums  |  914 Info  |  Blogs
 
914World.com - The fastest growing online 914 community!
 
Porsche, and the Porsche crest are registered trademarks of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. This site is not affiliated with Porsche in any way.
Its only purpose is to provide an online forum for car enthusiasts. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
 

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

6 Pages V  1 2 3 > »   
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> 914world was hacked ...
SirAndy
post Nov 27 2022, 04:38 PM
Post #1


Resident German
*************************

Group: Admin
Posts: 41,529
Joined: 21-January 03
From: Oakland, Kalifornia
Member No.: 179
Region Association: Northern California



We were hacked on Sunday 11/13

The attackers hacked one of the admin accounts and gained access to the administrative part of the site.

They went on to change passwords for several user accounts and started impersonating users, posting for sale Ads in the classified section asking people to pay via Zelle or Venmo.

The affected user accounts are:
ClayPerrine
Freezin 914 (The name was briefly changed to "Great")
Ansbacher
dlee6204

If you responded to any of those fake Ads and sent money through those services you need to contest those charges asap.


The hackers then went on to delete most of the forums on 914world.
Luckily i was online at the time and was able to shut down the server before they could wipe everything completely.

Due to the nature of how the data was deleted i couldn't simply revert to a previous backup of our database. I had to start with our latest backup and manually merge in data from the corrupted/hacked database.
While this has taken pretty much exactly 2 weeks (i do have a day job) we were also lucky. Because of the way the data was deleted i was actually able to recover almost everything with very little loss (less than a handful of threads).


There are still quite a few threads that need to be moved to their respective forums and i'm going to need some help from the members to make sure everything gets moved to its correct location.

I created a "Recover" forum that currently holds all those orphaned threads that need to be moved somewhere.
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showforum=86
It would be helpful if you could look thorough there and point at any threads you recognize and let me know where they need to be moved to.


NOTE
We do *not* store your password (never have). There is no way the hackers could have gotten your password, even with admin access.

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/type.gif)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
SirAndy
post Nov 27 2022, 04:44 PM
Post #2


Resident German
*************************

Group: Admin
Posts: 41,529
Joined: 21-January 03
From: Oakland, Kalifornia
Member No.: 179
Region Association: Northern California



Almost forgot:

- If you encounter anything odd on the site or find a thread in a forum where it doesn't belong, please let me know here

- If you can't log in, contact me over on Pelican: Pelican Parts Forums

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
tygaboy
post Nov 27 2022, 07:20 PM
Post #3


914 Guru
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 5,193
Joined: 6-October 15
From: Petaluma, CA
Member No.: 19,241
Region Association: Northern California



@SirAndy -
WOW! What an effort by you (and others?). Words fail.
We owe you, big time. Thanks so much!
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
fiacra
post Nov 27 2022, 07:24 PM
Post #4


Person.Woman.Man.Camera.TV
**

Group: Members
Posts: 273
Joined: 1-March 19
From: East Bay Region - California
Member No.: 22,920
Region Association: Northern California



SirAndy, thanks for all your hard work! It is appreciated.

For some reason I have been a lot more productive at work over the past two weeks.....
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
76-914
post Nov 27 2022, 07:36 PM
Post #5


Repeat Offender & Resident Subaru Antagonist
**********

Group: Members
Posts: 13,394
Joined: 23-January 09
From: Temecula, CA
Member No.: 9,964
Region Association: Southern California



Muchas Gracias Herr Andy. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/pray.gif)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
dstudeba
post Nov 27 2022, 07:41 PM
Post #6


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 116
Joined: 3-December 21
From: San Diego
Member No.: 26,128
Region Association: Southern California



Thanks Andy, that is a ton of work and it is much appreciated. Now I can stop cleaning up the house!
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
jonferns
post Nov 27 2022, 07:53 PM
Post #7


Advanced Member
****

Group: Members
Posts: 2,081
Joined: 29-March 07
From: New Jersey
Member No.: 7,631
Region Association: North East States



Andy - thank you for your efforts! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smilie_pokal.gif)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
markhoward
post Nov 27 2022, 07:55 PM
Post #8


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 374
Joined: 5-March 17
From: Lafayette, CA
Member No.: 20,897
Region Association: Northern California



Thank you Andy
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
NARP74
post Nov 27 2022, 08:09 PM
Post #9


Senior Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 1,008
Joined: 29-July 20
From: Colorado, USA, Earth
Member No.: 24,549
Region Association: Rocky Mountains



No hurry on these, you deserve a break!
They were all in world garage;

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=362334

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=361510

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=361329

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=361445

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=361384

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=361055

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=360699

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=360520
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
VaccaRabite
post Nov 27 2022, 08:10 PM
Post #10


En Garde!
**********

Group: Admin
Posts: 13,375
Joined: 15-December 03
From: Dallastown, PA
Member No.: 1,435
Region Association: MidAtlantic Region



I'm thrilled to see the forum back up!
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Amphicar770
post Nov 27 2022, 08:22 PM
Post #11


Senior Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 1,169
Joined: 20-April 10
From: PA, USA
Member No.: 11,639
Region Association: MidAtlantic Region



Thank you Andy. I just upgraded to a paid subscription in recognition of all you do.

Many automotive and other forums have vanished in recent years. People do not realize the time and expense that goes into maintaining and supporting such an effort.

It is probably safe to say that most people here have availed themselves of information which has saved them hundreds or thousands of dollars. Kicking back $25 of that for a paid subscription seems more than fair.

User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
L-Jet914
post Nov 27 2022, 08:22 PM
Post #12


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 233
Joined: 24-October 12
From: Davis, CA
Member No.: 15,080
Region Association: Northern California



These threads were in originality and history forum. http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=362575 http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=362538
This thread was in the classifieds section http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=362396
Either classifieds or member vendors thread for this one http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=361278
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=361132 Garage my best guess.
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=360822 Events forum
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
SirAndy
post Nov 27 2022, 08:33 PM
Post #13


Resident German
*************************

Group: Admin
Posts: 41,529
Joined: 21-January 03
From: Oakland, Kalifornia
Member No.: 179
Region Association: Northern California



QUOTE(L-Jet914 @ Nov 27 2022, 06:22 PM) *

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
SirAndy
post Nov 27 2022, 08:34 PM
Post #14


Resident German
*************************

Group: Admin
Posts: 41,529
Joined: 21-January 03
From: Oakland, Kalifornia
Member No.: 179
Region Association: Northern California



QUOTE(NARP74 @ Nov 27 2022, 06:09 PM) *


(IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
mepstein
post Nov 27 2022, 08:37 PM
Post #15


914-6 GT in waiting
***************

Group: Members
Posts: 19,030
Joined: 19-September 09
From: Landenberg, PA/Wilmington, DE
Member No.: 10,825
Region Association: MidAtlantic Region



Over on pelican, the scam du jour is for a scammer to follow a for sale thread and contact the buyer through a pm, asking for payment. A buyer just got scammed over $2k because he sent the payment to the wrong person. Send it zelle or regular venmo and you are screwed.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
AlanG
post Nov 27 2022, 08:37 PM
Post #16


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 446
Joined: 28-December 12
From: CANADA
Member No.: 15,294
Region Association: None



Thanks for all the time and effort spent on getting the site back up!
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Charles Freeborn
post Nov 27 2022, 08:39 PM
Post #17


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 240
Joined: 21-May 14
From: United States
Member No.: 17,377
Region Association: Pacific Northwest



This one goes over in the paddock.
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=362221

Monumental job. Many thanks.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
wndsrfr
post Nov 27 2022, 08:43 PM
Post #18


Senior Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 1,424
Joined: 30-April 09
From: Rescue, Virginia
Member No.: 10,318
Region Association: MidAtlantic Region



QUOTE(tygaboy @ Nov 27 2022, 05:20 PM) *

@SirAndy -
WOW! What an effort by you (and others?). Words fail.
We owe you, big time. Thanks so much!

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif)
Best thing that's happened to me today finding the site up!!!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
bkrantz
post Nov 27 2022, 08:46 PM
Post #19


914 Guru
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 7,620
Joined: 3-August 19
From: SW Colorado
Member No.: 23,343
Region Association: Rocky Mountains



Garage:

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=361630

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=361484

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=360847

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=360674




And many, many, many thanks, Andy.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
SirAndy
post Nov 27 2022, 08:51 PM
Post #20


Resident German
*************************

Group: Admin
Posts: 41,529
Joined: 21-January 03
From: Oakland, Kalifornia
Member No.: 179
Region Association: Northern California



QUOTE(Charles Freeborn @ Nov 27 2022, 06:39 PM) *

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

6 Pages V  1 2 3 > » 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



- Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 23rd February 2024 - 12:16 AM