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CoN Assaulted, Nobody Notices

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Well, I suppose a couple people did.

It looks like some villains tried to plant malicious code on the site a couple of days ago. Luckily, it didn't work very well - in most cases, the most visible consequence would have been pages failing to load correctly in Internet Explorer. (If you saw that happen, it doesn't mean you were infected with anything - in fact you definitely weren't attacked by any particular page where you saw that happen.)

Even so - if you visited CoN, or anything else hosted on between August 28th 00:00 GMT and August 30th 12:00 GMT, you'd be well advised to give your computer a once-over with a virus and/or malware scanner, and you should definitely start using something that's not Internet Explorer, even if that IE is 7. Go with Firefox, is what we say.

We don't yet know how this happened, though we have a hunch that it wasn't our issue at all - but we'll be making every effort to find out and prevent anything similar from occurring in the future.
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AnhComment 1: 2008-08-31 00:53
Anh I'm scared... Let us pray. sleep.gif
Frozen_AuraComment 2: 2008-08-31 01:19
Frozen_Aura I did get kicked offline a couple times, getting a pop-up saying my computer was infected, but I don't think I was trying to access CON when this happened. Plus, we needed an anti-virus upgrade anyway. I did a virus sweep already.

The only odd thing I noticed was that the main page didn't load with the links on the right hand side (to the fanart, facfics and forums).

Do you think it was a spambot that caused the issue?
Dragon_FireComment 3: 2008-08-31 02:18
Dragon_Fire Man your battle stations! All personnel on high-alert! We're under heavy attack, here! Our home has been attacked and it falls to us to defend it! To arms! flag-red.gif

Olly, go green!

Seriously, though, I'm one of those guys that just didn't notice. I mean...CoN has a website? When did that happen? I'm only here for the chat and the sweet, sweet, UTing.

But I will burn the home down and eat the children of any monster who would send frowns to this place.
MythrilShotgunComment 4: 2008-08-31 11:13
MythrilShotgun Lucky me, my last visit here was August 27th, and I'm now logged on at August 31st, so I just narrowly dodged that bullet. With that said though...

*dons archaic mythril armor, and loads mythril shotgun*

I'll blast a hole in anyone attempting this BS.

Have a nice day.
leilongComment 5: 2008-09-04 12:29
leilong Well, I noticed that my McAfee kicked itself on and did a scan on the 29th, which it usually does whenever it feels threatened (I kinda like that aspect), and sure enough, I had a generic PUP.x that it found. This is the first time in over a year that I've found something malicious on my computer, and it caught it in the early stages. I'm not blaming CoN, but thanking, because whether the computer did it on it's own or not, and ounce of prevention is definitely better than a pound of cure. flag-blue.gif
SephirothComment 6: 2008-09-06 07:24
Sephiroth Thankfully I already use Firefox.. I made one visit during that time and didn't have any problem with it. Thank God for having intelligent people running this site. So did you guys manage to figure out who tried it. I'd just like to know what they would really gain from hitting such a small community.Why not Gamefaqs or something?
AnhComment 7: 2008-09-06 12:17
Anh Maybe it was that person that you called "borderline illiterate" LOL
ShotgunnovaComment 8: 2008-09-09 08:58
Shotgunnova Good to hear it was quickly thwarted, and that the culprit(s) probably weren't from 'round these parts.
HamedoComment 9: 2008-09-09 12:31
Hamedo Check out Mailhackings posts this morning
Rangers51Comment 10: 2008-09-09 12:54
Quote (Hamedo @ 9th September 2008 08:31)
Check out Mailhackings posts this morning

Not the same thing at all.
HamedoComment 11: 2008-09-09 14:08
Quote (Rangers51 @ 9th September 2008 07:54)
Quote (Hamedo @ 9th September 2008 08:31)
Check out Mailhackings posts this morning

Not the same thing at all.

I know. I wanted to draw attention to it though, without bumping the posts themselves or creating a new thread.
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