| 4:21 pm on Jul 22, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Hopefully none of the 1.82 million account holders used the same login and password elsewhere or used these email addresses for anything but that forum, that's where the real damage can happen.
This type of breach is exactly why I am not a fan of Google's 'link everything and use real personal info and names' etc, it's dangerous.
| 5:28 pm on Jul 22, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Good point, JS_Harris. Varying passwords is a good practice.
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| 10:43 pm on Jul 22, 2013 (gmt 0)|
Wonder what the motives for hacking them are, other than teaching them a lesson for having an insecure website?
Passwords are such a hassle nowadays.
| 7:28 am on Jul 23, 2013 (gmt 0)|
As the site is offline still those of you with accounts will have to wait until they fix things.
This was just a forums hack. What were they using for their forums?
| 10:16 am on Jul 23, 2013 (gmt 0)|
According to archive.org on March 4th it was VB. That said I know when phpBB.com got hacked a few years back they didn't breach the forum software but third party software that was also installed.
| 1:46 am on Jul 24, 2013 (gmt 0)|
I dug around a bit too. It looks like they were running vB 4.2.0 and 1.8 million accounts were compromised?! That's a huge install and it's no wonder they're taking their time to get everything back online.
| 8:26 am on Jul 31, 2013 (gmt 0)|
It looks like they finally opened their forums again after a long time offline.