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HELP - I'm under attack!

My BBS has been taken over

   
2:22 pm on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Some jokers have taken over my phpbbs - they have messed around emailing al the members, deleted all the existing admins and are just wrecking it.

Can anyone suggest how I can stop them (without just wiping it?)

I'm sick to death!

2:23 pm on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Password protect the directory your web forum is in ... Cpanel can do it very quickly and easily for you. Then upgrade to the latest version of Phpbb....
2:28 pm on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

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thanks for the quick response. I've done that.

I quess I'll have to find someone to repair the damage. now.

6:21 pm on May 5, 2005 (gmt 0)

WebmasterWorld Administrator rogerd is a WebmasterWorld Top Contributor of All Time 10+ Year Member



What a great example of quick help at WebmasterWorld!

Thanks, nuts&bolts, and good luck reconstructing your forum, greybeard. Hope your backup isn't too old...

Greybeard, when you come up for air you might check the community building library [webmasterworld.com] for discussions of how to secure phpBB as well as plenty of tips on growing and managing forums.